Shot and posted at the Chort by mtwilda. The attached caption reads: On display at the TWA Hotel (former TWA terminal) at JFK.
Just gorgeous…both the photo and the car…but I hope that puddle was there before it was parked.
Am I the only one here who cannot get past that lone window that won’t go down?
I’ll set the scene for you: You’ve just driven up to the terminal, about to take off on your Christmas holiday, decadently driving your new Connie on a beautiful early winter day with the top down, window up, and the heater on full blast.
Ahh, I’m feeling like a One Percenter already!
At first I thought by “Connie” you meant a Lockheed Constellation. They’ve got one of those on display out back, too. I guess this hotel has two different types of Connie on display.
Apparently the airplane serves as a cocktail bar, but I was there early morning, having just arrived on a redeye, so it was closed at the time.
Oh, no, not just you JPC.
And worse, by some visual oddity, the damn thing appears to me to start as the right-hand frame and end as the left!
I’d say the setting is a little too suitable by name. Some customers might see it as a bad luck omen.
This is a beauty, but owning its assembly line-mate ’63 Thunderbird has blunted my desire to ever own one of these even more complex Continentals.
Seem to remember this is a ’64, had several ’61-’66 Connie converts and Thunderbird converts, never got any a/c systems de-bugged, had steering/suspension problems, still think they are beautiful, but drive Imperials and Buicks OF the ’63-66 era, My son had a pretty ’63 Bird ht for two weeks, it was too expensive to fix, still, he’s looking for a better ’63. Dearly loved the style of my ’64 Bird convert in ice blue, the top was the only thing that worked well.
Your experiences mirror mine! I like the car, but I should have spent the extra money and bought a Riviera. 🙂 Oh well.
I suspect the background is the old TWA terminal at JFK which has been recently turned into the TWA Hotel.
Very nostalgic, very 60’s vive. A place for Mad Men execs to stay at.
Hope to have a reason to visit in the immediate future.
Jay Leno has an almost one-hour long presentation on his 1966 convertible.
it is worth downloading and viewing. He talks about clever engineering in this vehicle that give sone much appreciation for the Lincoln.
I’m certain I’ve seen somewhere a ’75 -’79 era Lincoln magazine ad with a Continental Town Car parked at the same location. I can’t find it on the internet, and my attempt to locate it in my archive has failed.
That is quite a cool hotel. Maybe bucket list worthy. Check out their website at: https://www.twahotel.com/
Indeed it is. To add to the whole 1960s feel they’ve got a large bank of rotary payphones. I think they’re actually functional, although I didn’t try to place a call. In hindsight I should have just for the novelty of it.
This just goes to prove that good design is timeless.
Beautiful building and car, although I think a Mies van der Rohe International style building and suicide door Lincoln make for the perfect pairing.
That would be perfect for a sedan, the convertible pairs well with this flashier theme building.
I actually was a construction foreman on that site. built 2 hotels, and underground convention center and remodeled the historic twa terminal this sits in front. do you believe this vehicle and a blue Chrysler sat on-site during the construction. it was an an accident waiting to happen but thankfully as union professionals great care was taken and the vehicles remained unscathed
I enjoy seeing these and the sedans on Perry Mason, 77 Sunset Strip, Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, Hawaii 5-0 and countless other TV shows of the ’60s and ’70s,with the black sedans often featuring as gangster cars.
Napoleon Solo, played by Robert Vaughn, piloted a white four door Lincoln ragtop in The Man Fron U.NC.L.E. TV series
Unfortunately many 1970’s Lincolns would magically change into a suicide door Lincoln just before it would go off a cliff or get blowed up on shows like “CHiPs”, “Hawaii 5-0”, or “Charlie’s Angels”.
Having used this terminal back when I traveled on TWA during the ’80’s, a hotel stay there is on my bucket list. My dad drove a ’64 Continental for a while, so double nostalgia.
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