1964 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL LEHMAN PETERSON LIMOUSINE ---NO RESERVE---
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Northridge, California, United States
Features and Specifications
|Engine:||430 Cubic Inches|
|Drive side:||Left-hand drive|
1964 Lincoln Town Car LimousineNO RESERVE-- For sale is our 1964 Lehman Peterson Lincoln Continental Limousine.This Limousine wasOriginallypurchasedfrom a private collection by Picture Car Warehouse Inc of Northridge California primarilyfor the usein the filming of the Movie "In Time". It was also used in the movie "Saving Mr. Banks", then again used ina 2016Bud Light Super BowlCommercial with Seth Rogen and Amy Schumer. Originally having a beautiful black finish, the limo was repainted royal blue for the Bud Light Commercial,and had Bud Light Props installed.The Bud Light Props were taken off and are up for sale,"see other items" or if the props are not sold, can be included with the sale of this limousine. Please see photos to view Certificate of Authenticity.This Lehman Peterson Limo runs and drives very well and looks excellent. It would make an excellent investment in your collection. Use it as it was built for, or incorporate it in your advertising projects. We can repaint this limousine black or any other color for an additional cost.
Keep in mind that the 1964 Year model is one of the most valuable Lehman Petersen Limousines and are usually sold at auctions for well over 40K. Please note that all new Lehman Peterson Limousines were the only limousine company tested and approved to be sold only through Lincoln Mercury Dealers.
Lehmann Peterson History - Short version-
Lehmann-Peterson was founded in 1963 when Robert "Pete" Peterson met George "Skip" Lehmann. Robert Peterson was in auto racing and for many years he was a chief mechanic, building racers for use at Indianapolis. George Lehmann at the age of 21 had received a large inheritance from his father who died in Boston's Coconut Grove Night Club fire.
In a small Chicago garage on Harlem Avenue they took a 1963 Lincoln cut it in half and added a 34 inch stretch. They also added their plaque which read "Executive Limousine by Lehmann-Peterson". Only one prototype was constructed in the Harlem Avenue garage. (When production began, operations were moved to a shop at 2710 North Sawyer Avenue and one on Armitage Street)
Ford was impressed with the 1963 prototype especially the seating arrangement which created a conversation area atmosphere. Ford kept the car for further testing being concerned about safety and the strength of the frame with the additional length. Then on February 25, 1964, after 40,000 miles of testing, Ford and Lehmann-Peterson reached an agreement.
It was first displayed at the New York International Automobile Show in April, 1964. Over the next 6 years Lehmann-Peterson produced around 600 limousines for government official, business executive, numerous celebrities including Jackie Gleason, Spencer Tracy, The Supremes, The Rolling Stones, Sophia Loren, Jerry Lewis, Robert Vaughn, Victor Borge, Senator Robert Kennedy, Aristotle Onassis and even a 1964 "Popemobile".
In 1970 only 6 Executive Limousines were produced, Ford for various reasons terminated their relationship with Lehmann-Peterson and the doors were closed. Moloney Coachbuilders (later Chicago Armor) absorbed all assets of the company. On April 6, 1972 at the age of 34, George Lehmann died in Cook County Illinois from an inoperable brain tumor that was the result of an earlier accident while on his sailboat. Robert Peterson eventually went to work for Moloney Coachbuilders and passed away in 1995.