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      what was it about cameras and film of this era that made photos look like this?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      what was it about cameras and film of this era that made photos look like this?
      Kodacolor or Kodachrome.

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      what was it about cameras and film of this era that made photos look like this?
      Read my article about Kodachrome, and its importance to several generations of people, in Automotive Traveler magazine:

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      11-13-2011 02:47 PM #1827
      Here are some vintage pictures of my car and from the development of the Continental Mark II.

      Derham Mark II convertible.







      Retractable





















      This is the prototype that Merceded said transgressed on their emblem as they had registered a 4-point star, too.



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    8. 11-13-2011 02:50 PM #1828


      Well...not the best picture...but i really do like the colour combination on this.
      What make is it by the way?

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      11-13-2011 03:15 PM #1829
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      11-14-2011 08:04 AM #1831
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      That looks like Ron Howard.
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      11-15-2011 03:29 AM #1832


      Hey Berry why did Lincoln make only a handful of Lincoln Continental Mark II Convertibles? Why not more?

      P.S. What is the actual production number?
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      11-15-2011 05:39 AM #1833
      After enjoying this thread, I thought I'd finally add some pics.

      My grandfather was a coachbuilder and helped to build this car. It was originally a 1941 Ford v8 truck and was built over a period of 18 months.










      I like it more as a racing special, but it was eventually shortened and turned into Australia's first hot rod.

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      11-15-2011 07:17 AM #1834
      Quote Originally Posted by Buickboy92 View Post


      Hey Berry why did Lincoln make only a handful of Lincoln Continental Mark II Convertibles? Why not more?

      P.S. What is the actual production number?
      1. They were not Lincolns. Never were. Continental was a separate division of Ford Motor Company.

      2. None of the 3 convertibles made for Ford from new cars came from the factory as convertibles. There were two coachbuilt by Hess & Eisenhardt and one made by Derham. The rest out there have been made long aftermarket from used cars. Mine was the first one made from a new car. It was roof-damaged in shipment. Instead of repairing it Ford Marketing had it made into a convertible.

      3. They didn't make more because there was barely a market for a $10,000 car in 1956, let alone a convertible offered at $18,000, twice the price of a suburban Detroit home.

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    15. 11-15-2011 05:35 PM #1835
      Quote Originally Posted by YellowDieselGolf View Post
      After enjoying this thread, I thought I'd finally add some pics.

      ... originally a 1941 Ford v8 truck and was built over a period of 18 months.

      I like it more as a racing special,...
      enjoying thread also (and like it less as rod ( first ? really? ) too) nice photos and kinda closer to home than i expect this early in the morning
      here are some my dad took of it March 56 as the E C Milthorpe Ford V8 Spl at Albert Park;
      (looks like the Doug Whiteford 'Large-Tablet' next to it in your beaut paddock shot...)




      and some more contributions to be paying my respects;


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      11-15-2011 09:13 PM #1837
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      1. They were not Lincolns. Never were. Continental was a separate division of Ford Motor Company.

      2. None of the 3 convertibles made for Ford from new cars came from the factory as convertibles. There were two coachbuilt by Hess & Eisenhardt and one made by Derham. The rest out there have been made long aftermarket from used cars. Mine was the first one made from a new car. It was roof-damaged in shipment. Instead of repairing it Ford Marketing had it made into a convertible.

      3. They didn't make more because there was barely a market for a $10,000 car in 1956, let alone a convertible offered at $18,000, twice the price of a suburban Detroit home.

      4. My name is Barry. Berry is a fruit. I am not a fruit.
      Thank you Barry, I'm sorry I misspelled your name, that is what happens when I stay up till 4AM in the morning. I always forget that the Continental was a separate division of Ford Motor Company. Thanks again. Was this convertible the only model in their lineup? Did they make other models?
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      11-15-2011 09:23 PM #1838
      Quote Originally Posted by Buickboy92 View Post
      Thank you Barry, I'm sorry I misspelled your name, that is what happens when I stay up till 4AM in the morning. I always forget that the Continental was a separate division of Ford Motor Company. Thanks again. Was this convertible the only model in their lineup? Did they make other models?
      The Continental Mark II was meant to compete with Rolls-Royce. They felt they needed to one-up the competition and make a retractable hard-top instead. Continental spent a huge sum of money developing a Retractable hardtop model. Hess & Eisenhardt, the company that made my car did the development and produced the prototype. It was a great idea but expensive to tool up for so few cars. The mechanism was transferred to Ford for use in building nearly 50,000 Skyliners. The top shed its metal skin to become the mechanism for the '61-'67 Lincoln slab-side convertibles.

      There was a suicide-door Mark III in the works when the program was cancelled. I have a set of blueprints for that car.
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      11-15-2011 09:37 PM #1839
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      The Continental Mark II was meant to compete with Rolls-Royce. They felt they needed to one-up the competition and make a retractable hard-top instead. Continental spent a huge sum of money developing a Retractable hardtop model. Hess & Eisenhardt, the company that made my car did the development and produced the prototype. It was a great idea but expensive to tool up for so few cars. The mechanism was transferred to Ford for use in building nearly 50,000 Skyliners. The top shed its metal skin to become the mechanism for the '61-'67 Lincoln slab-side convertibles.

      There was a suicide-door Mark III in the works when the program was cancelled. I have a set of blueprints for that car.
      Ah, so that's why Ford made the Skyliner. My Dad and I love that car.



      I like how they reused the top mechanism for the '61-'67 Continentals. Great looking cars. If Hess & Eisenhardt did make your Mark II into a hardtop would you prefer that or the soft top?

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      yes.... a ringer for Ron Howard for sure.


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      11-15-2011 09:44 PM #1841
      Quote Originally Posted by Buickboy92 View Post
      If Hess & Eisenhardt did make your Mark II into a hardtop would you prefer that or the soft top?
      The convertible top is what drew me to it in the first place. Yes, I'd rather have one of three than one of three thousand.
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      Not 100% on what's going on here, but it sure looks neat

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      No matter how bad the roads are, we got it easy these days, compared to this


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      11-16-2011 03:46 PM #1845
      Quote Originally Posted by fnqvmuch View Post
      enjoying thread also (and like it less as rod ( first ? really? ) too) nice photos and kinda closer to home than i expect this early in the morning
      here are some my dad took of it March 56 as the E C Milthorpe Ford V8 Spl at Albert Park;
      (looks like the Doug Whiteford 'Large-Tablet' next to it in your beaut paddock shot...)


      Wow. Thanks for adding those shots.

      As for being the first hot rod, it appears in Custom Rodder Autumn '68. I can upload some scans if you're interested.

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    27. 11-17-2011 06:37 PM #1847
      certainly very interesting to me, and i'll pass on (all but how it ended-up) to dad, thanks again.
      - get in touch if you can somehow use bigger copies of his shots, ok?

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      11-17-2011 08:07 PM #1848
      Holy crap - This H.A.M.B vintage photo thread is over 1600 pages.

      http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=428585

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      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post
      Holy crap - This H.A.M.B vintage photo thread is over 1600 pages.

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      no kiddin'

      It is indeed awesome and a wonderful resource for pics.

      This looks like race day



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      11-18-2011 01:06 AM #1852
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      That's quite a scene. The mountains for a backdrop. Packard on the right and other cars and the ladies all dressed up walking along. Different time and culture for sure.
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