The saga began in 1964. In the early ‘60s my dad worked for PHILCO (a division of Ford Motor Company) as a computer keypunch operator. Back then they gave executives new cars every year and when an executive turned in his car, they offered the old ones for sale to certain people in the office. In 1964 my dad got a ‘63 Lincoln Continental for my grandfather, and in 1965 he got a ‘64 Park Lane for my mom. In 1966, he got a ‘65 Thunderbird for my aunt. When my grandfather stopped driving, he gave the Lincoln to my mother. At that time, my parents sold the Park Lane.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2005/07/25/restoration-tale-1963-lincoln-continental