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’63 Lincoln Continental | CQuartz Professional

We restore this Lincoln Continental back to the showroom finish it deserves!

Even thought it doesn’t look like it, this slab-sided Continental was one of the smallest sedans you could purchase from Lincoln back in the day. Some notable features on the ’63 Continental are the hinged “suicide” doors, retractable vinyl top (trunk-lid is all one piece) and a “tilt-away” steering wheel borrowed from Thunderbird. Please continue reading below to follow the processes we took to make turn this Continental into a beautiful example of automotive history.

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63 1963 '63 lincoln continental classic american muscle alpharetta milton johns creek cumming roswell duluth atlanta buckhead midtown downtown woodstock canton marietta kennesaw ball ground sandy springs norcross buford suwanee dunwoody brookhaven smyrna vinings east cobb west sandy plains flowery branch athens lawrenceville lilburn georgia ga atl xpel clear bra ultimate film llumar 3m protective suntek paint protection self healing installer installation install auto automotive car wash & wax and detail detailer detailing cquartz finest reserve professional optiguard opticoat certified window tint tinting tinter suntek carbon ceramic CXP CIR shine auto salon installation customization performance aftermarket
63 1963 '63 lincoln continental classic american muscle alpharetta milton johns creek cumming roswell duluth atlanta buckhead midtown downtown woodstock canton marietta kennesaw ball ground sandy springs norcross buford suwanee dunwoody brookhaven smyrna vinings east cobb west sandy plains flowery branch athens lawrenceville lilburn georgia ga atl xpel clear bra ultimate film llumar 3m protective suntek paint protection self healing installer installation install auto automotive car wash & wax and detail detailer detailing cquartz finest reserve professional optiguard opticoat certified window tint tinting tinter suntek carbon ceramic CXP CIR shine auto salon installation customization performance aftermarket
63 1963 '63 lincoln continental classic american muscle alpharetta milton johns creek cumming roswell duluth atlanta buckhead midtown downtown woodstock canton marietta kennesaw ball ground sandy springs norcross buford suwanee dunwoody brookhaven smyrna vinings east cobb west sandy plains flowery branch athens lawrenceville lilburn georgia ga atl xpel clear bra ultimate film llumar 3m protective suntek paint protection self healing installer installation install auto automotive car wash & wax and detail detailer detailing cquartz finest reserve professional optiguard opticoat certified window tint tinting tinter suntek carbon ceramic CXP CIR shine auto salon installation customization performance aftermarket
63 1963 '63 lincoln continental classic american muscle alpharetta milton johns creek cumming roswell duluth atlanta buckhead midtown downtown woodstock canton marietta kennesaw ball ground sandy springs norcross buford suwanee dunwoody brookhaven smyrna vinings east cobb west sandy plains flowery branch athens lawrenceville lilburn georgia ga atl xpel clear bra ultimate film llumar 3m protective suntek paint protection self healing installer installation install auto automotive car wash & wax and detail detailer detailing cquartz finest reserve professional optiguard opticoat certified window tint tinting tinter suntek carbon ceramic CXP CIR shine auto salon installation customization performance aftermarket
63 1963 '63 lincoln continental classic american muscle alpharetta milton johns creek cumming roswell duluth atlanta buckhead midtown downtown woodstock canton marietta kennesaw ball ground sandy springs norcross buford suwanee dunwoody brookhaven smyrna vinings east cobb west sandy plains flowery branch athens lawrenceville lilburn georgia ga atl xpel clear bra ultimate film llumar 3m protective suntek paint protection self healing installer installation install auto automotive car wash & wax and detail detailer detailing cquartz finest reserve professional optiguard opticoat certified window tint tinting tinter suntek carbon ceramic CXP CIR shine auto salon installation customization performance aftermarket

Now that the initial wash has been completed, it’s time to prepare for the polishing process! First we go over the vehicle to assess what issues need to be fixed. Next we used a clay towel to remove any surface contaminants the initial wash didn’t remove. As we clayed the car, we found that there was a lot of surface contamination we couldn’t see just by looking at the vehicle. Most of the chrome trim had hard water spotting so we had to use some elbow grease to get these out with some metal polish!

63 1963 '63 lincoln continental classic american muscle alpharetta milton johns creek cumming roswell duluth atlanta buckhead midtown downtown woodstock canton marietta kennesaw ball ground sandy springs norcross buford suwanee dunwoody brookhaven smyrna vinings east cobb west sandy plains flowery branch athens lawrenceville lilburn georgia ga atl xpel clear bra ultimate film llumar 3m protective suntek paint protection self healing installer installation install auto automotive car wash & wax and detail detailer detailing cquartz finest reserve professional optiguard opticoat certified window tint tinting tinter suntek carbon ceramic CXP CIR shine auto salon installation customization performance aftermarket
63 1963 '63 lincoln continental classic american muscle alpharetta milton johns creek cumming roswell duluth atlanta buckhead midtown downtown woodstock canton marietta kennesaw ball ground sandy springs norcross buford suwanee dunwoody brookhaven smyrna vinings east cobb west sandy plains flowery branch athens lawrenceville lilburn georgia ga atl xpel clear bra ultimate film llumar 3m protective suntek paint protection self healing installer installation install auto automotive car wash & wax and detail detailer detailing cquartz finest reserve professional optiguard opticoat certified window tint tinting tinter suntek carbon ceramic CXP CIR shine auto salon installation customization performance aftermarket

The convertible top had years of dirt build up from sitting in storage. We thoroughly cleaned it and brought back it’s original color! To protect the top for several years to come, we used OptiCoat’s Vinyl / Leather ceramic coating. Not only will this preserve it’s current condition the coating will help block UV rays and help prevent dirt/debris build up!

As we mentioned before, this vehicle had been sitting in storage for several years, so there was obviously a lot of grime underneath the hood. We thoroughly cleaned the entire engine bay to bring this very special vehicle back to the condition it deserved to be in.

This Continental still has the factory interior! Our customer wanted to keep the interior in the best condition as possible. We recommended getting the seats thoroughly cleaned and coated with OptiCoat’s Vinyl / Leather coating. This coating will help protect against UV rays (highly recommended for convertible cars), dirt/grime build up and it will revive the color of the leather.

This Continental still has the factory interior! Our customer wanted to keep the interior in the best condition as possible. We recommended getting the seats thoroughly cleaned and coated with OptiCoat’s Vinyl / Leather coating. This coating will help protect against UV rays (highly recommended for convertible cars), dirt/grime build up and it will revive the color of the leather.

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