1955 Continental 2 door auction

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1955 Continental 2 door auction

Postby Solid » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:19 am

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Re: 1955 Continental 2 door auction

Postby action » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:29 am

Given the Continental Division was not created until model year 1956 ……

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Re: 1955 Continental 2 door auction

Postby Steve K » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:30 am

It's a Porsche
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Re: 1955 Continental 2 door auction

Postby Solid » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:06 pm

And Ford made Porsche stop using the name, so the 1955 Continental is one year only.

Edit: That is how people explain it but I'm not sure I've seen good sourcing that Ford demanded it so much as Porsche agreed to stop. Maybe one of the 356 histories has actual sources for the story.
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Re: 1955 Continental 2 door auction

Postby LithiumCobalt » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:22 pm

I think Barry Wolk has touched on this in his research and work with Mark II history.
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Re: 1955 Continental 2 door auction

Postby ContiFan » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:04 pm

Bentley was using the "Continental" name back in the 1950s too, and they still use it today.
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Re: 1955 Continental 2 door auction

Postby Barry Wolk » Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:19 am

action wrote:Given the Continental Division was not created until model year 1956 ……

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Actually, it became a Division when the Mark II project was announced in November of 1953 at the first LCOC meeting.
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