Simply a standout at the 2015 SEMA Show, ScottieDTV was able to capture this black beauty on the showroom floor before the crowd poured in. With a touch of class and coolness, David Hoekstra’s 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II has plenty of features to drool over inside and out.
Built by Scott Laitinen and his team at Scott’s Insane Chops in Lave Havasu, Arizona, this Continental was awarded Custom of the Year at Goodguys 33rd All American Get-Together in Pleasanton, California. The crew at Scott’s named the custom “Mae” due to them finding a signature on the underside of the trunk by Mae West during the body restoration process.
A look under the hood reveals a Jon Kaase 520 cubic-inch V8 mill that puts down around 850 horsepower. The engine is specifically based off an all-aluminum big-bloc Ford 429 cubic-inch V8. One of the highlights in regards to upgrades on the mill include an Inglese eight stack injection and Kaase Boss Nine semi-hemispherical heads.
A Strange Engineering 9-inch rearend and a FAST XFI system helps manage all of this raw power in the custom Continental. The wheels are a one-off set of 20-inch Colorado Custom wheels, measuring 20 by 9-inches in the front and 20 by 12-inches in the rear, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport rubber all the way around. A full Wilwood disc brake kit provides tons of stopping power for the speedy custom Lincoln.
Nearly every panel on this car has had work done to it, including the top, which was chopped 2 3/4-inches. The rocker lines have also been modified to alter the look of this clean custom. The beautiful body and modifications sit pretty on a custom Roaster Shop chassis, managed by Corvette C6 suspension components and Accuair air suspension system.
Inside is a custom Ron Mangus interior package, which gives great visual continuity from the exterior with its subtle two tone color scheme. Another unique feature is the one-off Dakota Digital telemetry, which fits seamlessly into the dash of the Lincoln.
Holding a touch of elegance and class, this Lincoln Continental is one unique specimen that definitely has a lot going for it. What are your thoughts? Would you have done it any different? Be sure to leave your comments below.