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Lincoln Continental

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Lincoln Continental

4-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 7043 cm3 / 429.8 cu in / 429.8 cu in, 261.0 kW / 350.0 hp / 350.0 hp, automatic 3-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 174 km/h / 108 mph / 108 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LincolnIssued from1959
ModelContinentalIssued until
SerieContinentalNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLincolnCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5766 mm / 227.0 in / 227.0 inTotal (curb) weight2223 kg / 4901 lb / 4901 lb
Width2045 mm / 80.5 in / 80.5 inDry weight
Height1485 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3327 mm / 131.0 in / 131.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.73  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.58 m2 / 27.8 sq ft / 27.8 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore109.2 mm / 4.30 in / 4.30 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke94.0 mm / 3.70 in / 3.70 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.16
Fuel supplyEngine displacement7043 cm3 / 429.8 cu in / 429.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity880.38 cm3/cylinder / 53.724 cu in/cylinder / 53.724 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpMax. output power261.0 kW / 350.0 hp / 350.0 hp at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.1 kW/l / 0.814 bhp/cu in / 0.814 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears3
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed174 km/h / 108 mph / 108 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio157.4 kW/ton / 119.3 bhp/ton / 119.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lincoln Continental

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