1966 Continental “Sports Coupe”
Concept was to take a 4-door Continental and emulate the general proportions of a prewar luxury car. Desire was to create a “Sports Coupe” and not the 2-door coupe that was actually manufactured in the era.
Project is being built in the Northwest by a friend for himself. (with help from another old metal shaping friend of mine) After seeing the concept, my friend went out the next day and acquired a tattered Continental that had good bumpers, trim and all the rare parts still there. I designed the chassis in CAD for use with a Ford Triton V10 with a bit more engine setback than traditional. Chassis is in queue at Art Morrison Enterprises to get built and delivered before Xmas 2018 (and it will have air bag suspension). Bodywork has been stripped to bare metal and awaiting modifications as needed. Also additional parts from a 2nd 4-door have been sourced for creating the longer front fenders and engine cover. Not a difficult car to build but the trick is how to modify all the steel panels without everything badly distorting when welding it back together. The friend helping with the metal working is old school — no TIG and hates MIG — and it will be all hammer and dollied gas welds with the minimum of lead used. (he doesn’t like bondo either)