1956 Continental Mark II Sport Coupe
Second Generation (1956-1957)

2-door Hardtop Stainless Steel!
paint silver
interior creme
vin# C56B1929

odometer 01,087
production 2,556 (444 in 1957) -
3,014 including pre-production & prototypes
condition rating #2 = 90 Excellent!
Spotless engine compartment! Attractive interior!
Stunning appearance!

Exceptional hand craftsmanship, understated elegance, timeless design,
the stainless steel Continental Mark II is the American Rolls Royce!

Presley and Sinatra owned Mark II's.

Hit songs heard on the car radio from 1956,
by Presley, Hound Dog, Singing the Blues and Heartbreak Hotel,
and by Sinatra, Hey, Jealous Lover!

Interior styling reflects simplistic gracious beauty of Continental decor.

Upright instrument panel sports four round dials with brushed finish;
chronometer (fuel, temp, oil, amp), speedometer, clock & tachometer (rpm).

Lights, wiper, lighter, ignition and radio perfectly displayed on sub-panel.

Five vertical sliding levers with easily grasped chrome handles
mounted low in the center for climate control.

Exterior is equally embodied in subdued use of ornament
with 4 pointed star hood emblem set within a square,
Continental Helmut Armor trunk lock cover and left taillight concealed fuel filler.

Mark II is equipped with 368 cubic inch V-8, and 3-speed automatic transmission.

Owned since 2004, by Furniture Designer Larry St. John.

engine 368 cubic inches (6 liter) OHV V-8
carburetor Holley 4-barrel
horsepower 285 @ 4,600 rpm
mph top speed when new 140
transmission automatic 3-speed Turbo-Drive
steering power-assisted recirculating ball
brakes power-assisted 12.0 inch cast iron drums

weight 4,797 pounds
length 218.5 inches
width 77.5 inches
height 56.0 inches
wheelbase 126.0 inches

Among exclusive owners of the Mark II were
New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller,
Milton Eisenhower (brother of U.S. President)
singers Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Louis Prima,
actors Walter Brennan and Stewart Granger,
and movie moguls Cecil B. DeMille,
Darryl F. Zanuck, Mike Todd, and Jack Warner!

Tobacco baron R. J. Reynolds and
Nevada hotelier Bill Harrah
were also included, as was
shipbuilding tycoon and erstwhile
automaker Henry J. Kaiser!

fuel tank 25 gallons

wheels 15 x 6.5 drop center rim
tires 8.20 x 15 tubeless 4-ply whitewall (Sears G78-15)

After undergoing exhaustive tests and inspections,
each Mark II was prepared for shipment
like a priceless painting,
protected by a full-size fleece-lined cloth cover,
then plastic wrapped!

The Mark II arrived at the Dealer customer-ready
requiring only removal of the distinctive
radial-vane wheel covers from the trunk
and a quick tap to the wheels!

Exceptional Handcraft,
Understated Elegance,
Timeless Design!

1956 Mark II, The American Rolls Royce!

Best-selling songs of 1956 are Hound Dog and Don't Be Cruel!
Other hits include Singing the Blues, Blueberry Hill, My Prayer,
Blue Suede Shoes and Heartbreak Hotel!





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