Continental Mark II 
1956 ~ 1957
Scale Models

in diecast, plastics and other mediums

Scale Information
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Brand Names: A-J
Brand Names: K-Z
Ceramic
AMT Kaname Scottoy
Brooklin Mercury Speedez
EKO Micro M Wiking
Ferrero Mini Champ Yat Ming
Franklin M Model Powers
HC Revell
This page is still "under construction".
Constantly updating at this time as more info becomes available.
Manufacturer or brand/Country . Item #
Name
Scale Photo color description Misc info release or ©year INV
AMT / U.S.A. 1. Continental
Flywheel Deluxe
1/25 teal; white w/gold seat "biscuits" Plastic with metal chassis;  Promotional
Base held on with 3 screws
1956
x
2. Continental
Flywheel Deluxe
1/25 Mint Green Plastic with metal chassis; Promotional
Base held on with 3 screws
1956
.
3. Continental
Flywheel Deluxe
1/25 White/cream
with red interior, white biscuits.
Plastic with metal chassis Promotional
Base held on with 3 screws
1956
x
3a Continental
Flywheel Deluxe
1/25 . Cream with all burgandy interior Plastic with metal chassis;  Promotional
Base held on with 3 screws
1956
na
4. Continental
Flywheel Deluxe
1/25 Red Plastic with metal chassis Promotional
Base held on with 3 screws
1956
x
5. Continental
Flywheel Deluxe
1/25 Black; white dash, seats & steering wheel; seats with black  biscuits Plastic w/metal chassis Promotional
Base held on with 3 screws
1956
x
6. Continental
Flywheel Deluxe
1/25 from june 1986 article in Collectible Automobile Yellow gold Plastic w/metal chassis Promotional
1956
na
7. Continental
Flywheel Deluxe
1/25 photo by jay's promos Dark Blue; white interior with lite blue "biscuits" Plastic w/metal chassis Promotional
Base held on with 3 screws
1956
na
8. Continental
Flywheel Deluxe
1/25 Tan; white inteior with lit blue "biscuits" Plastic w/metal chassis Promotional
Base held on with 3 screws
1956
na
AMT / U.S.A # Continental 1/25 . No Interior
Any of above colors 
Plastic w/metal chassis Promotional
1956
.
AMT / U.S.A. # Continental 1/25 . Any of above colors with chassis that allows steering;
red, black,
Plastic w/metal chassis; steerable;  Promotional "Remote Control"
1956
x
AMT / U.S.A. 1 Continental
Flywheel Delux
1/25 . Red Base held on with 4 screws or nails 1957 na
2 Continental
Flywheel Delux
1/25 . pale olive green Base held on with 4 screws or nails 1957 na
3 Continental
Flywheel Delux
1/25 . white Base held on with 4 screws or nails 1957 na
Brooklin / England 1. #11 1956 1/43 Medium blue Metallic White metal diecast; base; white interior 1981 to 1993
yellow New York license plate
"BRK 11"; silver base
1981
x
2. #11 1/43 dark navy metallic red interior; white steering wheel blue license plate; silver base . .
3. #11 1/43 . white blue interior;  yellow license plate . .
4. #11
1st edition
1/43 . Black Maroon interior blue license plate ? na
5. #11 003A 1/43 black All light grey interior "Silver" base 
#381 - looks like a serial #'d edition for ACCENT MODELS;
Green New York license plate; silver base
. x
6.. #11 003B 1/43 . black light grey interior,
thin seats
. . .
7.. #11 003D 1/43 . black light grey interior serial #'d edtion for ACCENT MODELS; yellow license plate . .
8.. 1/43 gold . 1 of 25 . na
Brooklin / England 1. #11a 1957* 1/43 photo by Brooklin Dark Green white metal 1993 to 1998
1993
.
2. #11a 1957* 1/43 Cream "Leather tan" with cream bisquit inserts, cream steering wheel; hood ornament and trunk ornament Black base; Green Florida license plate
"BRKIIa"
. x
3. #11a 1957* 1/43 . Black White with black inserts . . x
Brooklin / England 1. 1/43 . White Convertible "Derham" car . . na
2. 1/43 . Blue Convertible "Derham" in present day color . . na
EKO / Spain 1. #2038
Ford Continental
1/88 Inca Gold Plastic, grey base .
? 60s
x
2. #2038 1/88
Dk Red Plastic, black base .
? 60s
x
3 #2038 1/88 medium Blue-grey-
green
Plastic, grey base .
?
x
4 #2038 1/88 light grey Plastic, grey base
?
x
Ferrero / Germany 1. President's
#1
1/87 dk red plastic, cream base Kinder Surprise toy; model kit
1994
x
Franklin Mint / China 1. 1/43 . Black Diecast; Red dash, white interior with red pillows In Classic Cars of the 50s series
1987
.
Franklin Mint / China 1. . 1/24 . Black . 1st edition . .
2. #B823 . Star Mist White .red & white inteior; 1 of 500; 2nd color; exclusive to one source
2002
x
3. D4C 1/24 . Teal Blue Convertible; white seats with teal blue inserts exclusively for the D4C Limited Edition Car Club.  1 of 889; 5th of series . .
4. 1/24 . Dubunet Red red & white interior 1 of 1000; Vickie’s Gifts
2005
na
5. William Clay Ford edition #B11E658 1/24 Hawaiian Blu 1 of 1500
2008
x
Galoob - See Micro 
Machines
HC / England 1  Lincoln 1/43
123mm
Pewter Pewter casting . . x
Ideal 1 Continental 1/18 . black plastic; with 2 figures Model kit 1956/57 na
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Manufacturer or brand/Country . Item # Scale Photo color description Misc info release or ©year INV
Kinder
see Ferrero above
KS / Japan
Kaname Sangyo
1. Police car 9.5" . black white top Tin
50s?
na
2. 9.5" . black black top Tin
50s?
na
LineMar / Japan 1 blue Tin
50s
na
2 . 11" . light blue light blue top Tin, battery operated
50s
na
3. . 11" . maroon blue & white  interior; friction Tin 50s na
4. 11" . black white with blue seat inserts Tin 50s na
Mercury / Italy 1. #4 1/48
4.5"
Example photo light green clear windows . 1957 na
2. #4 1/48 . black clear windows . 1957 na
3. #4 1/48 . light grey
(white)
clear windows . 1957 na
4. #4 1/48 . red? . (box shows a red one though model with box is green) . na
5. #4 1/48 . sand clear windows . 1957 na
6. #4 1/48 . Yellow clear windows 1957 na
7. #4 1/48 . Green clear windows . 1957 na
8. #4 1/48 . Light blue clear windows . 1957 na
Micro Machines

Galoob / China

1. LGT 1/156 blue . .
1994
x
2. 1/156 mint green metallic .
1989
.
light blue ?
3. GT1 1/156 black . .
1998
x
4. LG1 1/156 Dark Red silver painted detailing around blue windows, Decades the 60's Collection?
1994
x
5. . . White . . . .
6. . . Gold bronze . . . .
7. Color Changer 1/156
Orange/Purple red stripes; originally was purple changing to orange. some purple still shows on the upper photo at left. .
1989
x
8. Color Changer 1/156 blue/green navy stripes .
1989
x
MiniChamps/ China 1. Lincoln Continental Mark II 1/43 white (cream) light mint green dash, headliner, and seats with white "pillow" inserts interior; commemorating 100th Ford Anniversary; Heart & Soul Collection; tiny, delicate hood oranment;
edition of 3300
2003
x
2.
"
1/43 . black red interior 1 of 2208
2004
.
3.
"
1/43 silver red interior 1 of 2016
2005
x
4.
"
1/43 . light blue 2-tone blue 1 of 1008
2006
.
5.
"
1/43 white (cream) light mint green dash, headliner, and seats with white biscuit inserts interior; black steering wheel 1 of 500
(looks like the Centennial edition?)
2008
x
6.
"
1/43 . silver red interior; 1 of 96; Hobby 2008 graphics
code 2
2008
na
Model Power / China 1. Lincoln Continental Mark II
#19480
1/87 white black interior New Mold: exclusive for Model Power; marked Model Power on base; released Nov. 2009
2009
x
2.
"
#19483
1/87 blue black interior exclusive for Model Power; marked Model Power on base
released Nov. 2009
2009
x
3.
"
#19482
1/87 black black interior exclusive for Model Power; marked Model Power on base
released Nov. 2009
2009
x
Oxford Diecast / China 1. 56 Continental Mark II 
87LC56001
1/87 Presidential Black beige interior,
dark wheels, black wall tires, silver  & gold trim
New Mold yellow license plate, black letters, 
UCY 231 California
2015 x
2. "
87LC56002
1/87 Amythest body,
Dubonnet top
pink interior,
white wall tires, silver & gold  trim
black license plate, white letters, 609 542, Virginia 2015 x
3. "
87LC56003
1/87 Summit Green green interior, white wall tires, silver & gold  trim white license plate "1460 345" Illinois, Land of Lincoln 2016 x
4 87LC56004 1/87 Island Coral body Starmist White top starmist white interior; white wall tires; silver & gold trim yellow license plate, Empire State (NY)
BT42-76
2016 x
Revell / U.S.A. 1. H-1209-98 1/32
175.6 cm or 6.9" 
black black plastic with 3 black plastic figures Model Kit
1956
na
2. T219
1219
1/32
black . reissue by Revell/Monogram
1995
x
Scottoy*1 / Italy 1. Ford Continental 1/52 blue No interior
Grill & headlights painted silver; Taillight painted red; 50s style tin hubs on rubber tires.
Base marked FORD-CONTINENTAL
MARK II
Scottoy logo; MADE IN ITALY
These are copies of the Mercury model from the 50s.
1998
x
2. Ford Continental 1/52
4.17 inches
10.5cm

Cumberland Green No interior
Grill & headlights painted silver; Taillight painted red; 50s style tin hubs on rubber tires.
About the scale.  These are advertised as 1/48 but my scale above says they are 1/52
Base marked FORD-CONTINENTAL
MARK II
Scottoy logo; MADE IN ITALY
color appears to be a 57 Ford green called Cumberland Green
1998
x
3. Ford Continental 1/52 red No interior
Grill & headlights painted silver; Taillight painted red; 50s style tin hubs on rubber tires.
Base marked FORD-CONTINENTAL
MARK II
Scottoy logo; MADE IN ITALY
1998
x
4. Ford Continental 1/52 sand No interior
Grill & headlights painted silver; Taillight painted red; 50s style tin hubs on rubber tires.
Base marked FORD-CONTINENTAL
MARK II
Scottoy logo; MADE IN ITALY
1998
x
5. Ford Continental 1/52 1998 red? ? 1998/99 na
Speedez (PTI) / China 1. 1.375"
1/156
blue Black top; black lower part of doors; ball bearing embedded in chassis  micro
2002
x
Weaver 1 FreightCar O or O-27 black Continental Mark II logos on railcar. 1990's
Wiking / Germany























































 

1. #21 1/87 Black
(Swartz)**
Plastic; clear windows, grey tires; silver painted grill & headlights; red taillights; Grey chassis #1 marked "WIKING" 
'60s
x
2. #21 1/87

light brown
Dark Beige
(dunkles Beige)**
Plastic; smoke tint windows; grey tires; silver painted grill & headlights; red tail lights.  Grey chassis #1
'60s
x
3. #21 1/87 Grey
(blaugrau)**
Plastic; smoke tint windows; grey tires;silver painted grill & headlights; red tail lights Grey chassis #1
Wheels #1
60s
x
3b #21 1/87 photo by Rick B. Grey Blue Plastic; smoke tint window; dark grey tires; Grey chassis #1 with add on trailer hook
Wheels #1
ca. 1965 na
4. #21 1/87  light beige Plastic; smoke tint windows; black tires Grey chassis #1
Wheels #2
mid 60s
x
5. #21 1/87 grey green Plastic; smoke tint windows; black tires Grey chassis
#21 #2
60s
x
6. 1/87 ? grey white
(grauweiß)**
60s to 70s .
7. #210 1/87 light grey
(hellgraublau)**
Plastic; smoke tint windows; dk grey tires Grey chassis with trailer hitch
chassis #3
60s to 70s .
8. #210 1/87 light grey green
(sehr blasses Lichtgrün)**
Plastic; smoke tint windows Grey chassis with trailer hitch (cut off on this example)
70s
x
9. Ford Continental
#210
1/87 Light sand or cream
"shining light ivory"
(leuchtendes Hellelfenbein)**
Plastic; smoke tint windows Grey chassis with trailer hitch, #21, unpainted rear tail lights
70s-1982
x
10 Ford Continental
#210
#2160
1/87
butterscotch;
sand;
(?helles, kraftiges Sandgelb?)**
Plastic; smoke tint windows Grey chassis with trailer hitch,  #21, unpainted rear tail lights
70s-1982
x
11. #210 1/87 . yellow; "hellbeige grey chassis with trailer hitch
12 #210 1/87 . light blue
( Lichtblau)
Plastic; clear or smoke tint windows Grey chassis with trailer hitch,  #21, unpainted rear tail lights
70s
x
13 #210 1/87 bright turquoise
(azurblau)**
If you have one, please let me know!
Plastic Grey chassis with trailer hitch,   #21, unpainted rear tail lights
70s
.
14 #210 1/87
with matching boat
Med. Dark blue
(ozeanblau)**
Plastic; clear or smoke tint windows Grey chassis w/trailer hitch; #21
70s
x
15 Ford Continental
210
1/87 Dark Teal Blue Plastic; clear windows; 
dark grey tires
Grey chassis with trailer hitch,  #21 on base, 
70s-1982
x
. bright yellow grey"  (helles Gelbgrau)**
16. Ford Continental 1/87 photos by Frits Beenhakker
light metalic blue
(eisblaumetallic)
trailer hitch chassis reissue of the Continental, in a set of 4 "German Classic" Ford automobiles for "AutoDrom"
2009
.
17. Ford Continental 1/87 pink with white top White wall tires; silver grey chassis
(new chassis? May be like the chassis below)
White wall tires; Comes n set of 5 autos.
2010
.
18. Ford Lincoln Continental
210-01
1/87 maroon Silver grey chassis; new chassis,  White wall tires,
packaged individually
2011
.
Wiking colors compared to each other.
Wiking colors paired with light and darker versions.
.

 
 
 

 

Wiking body molds come in 2 slightly different shapes noted on the inside, under the hood as a "1" or a "2" mold #.  Only difference visible on the outside is the amount of the lip or apron of the colored body over the rear bumper, see photo.  Noted from the article by Hans_Peter Maerker in the July, 1988 issue of Modell Magazin (a German publication)page 26.
Click for larger view
A precursor to the trailer hitch base has been found on a ca. 1965 Grey-blue model (base #1 & wheels #1).  It's a Wiking add-on trailer hitch,  glued to the rear of the base. Original owner recalls it being that way when he bought it from a store around 1965 and he kept his models as he bought them..
photo by Rick B....photo by Rick B.
Wiking / Germany
Customized
1 Ford Continental
Convertible
1/87 . off-white Plastic, smoke tint windshield. Top removed, seats installed, boot added, windshield header added. ? na
Yat Ming / China 1. #20078 1/18 . Black red dash; floors; white seats, red seat inserts interior Signature Series
packaged with "gold" coin
2004 x
2. #20078 1/18 . White red interior, white biscuits
"
2004 x
3. #20078 1/18 example photo Blue white w/ blue seat inserts interior
"
2008 .
4. #20078 1/18 . Maroon burgandy seats
"
2008 .
A. #64039 1/65
8.5cm
3.25"
. Metallic Blue solid blue interior' chrome wheels, white wall tires, details silvered. chrome plastic base. Road Signature 1:64 Collection
base has symbol RS
2013 x
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Manufacturers
A short history about the manufacturers of these scale models
  AMT USA built thru the 80s; started out as the Aluminum Model Toy company in the late 40s.  Several Auto manufacturers had AMT build scale models for promotional use up thru the 70s. Most are a plastic compound with or without a pull-back action mechanism and the Mark II may come with or without an interior. 
AMT was eventually bought out by Lesney/Matchbox in 1979 and later by  Ertl (1982).  In 1999, Racing Champions bought out  Ertl. In 2009, RC2 (name change for Racing Champions), , has  quit making the Ertl models in kit form, just concentrating on diecast farm equipment.  Do not know if anyone has picked up the model kit line. 

The Mark II doesn't seem to have been made in kit form after the promos were over with.  I may be wrong on that count but have never come across an AMT model kit of the Mark II, just the one by Revell. 
 

Brooklin England,  built since the early 80s.  White metal diecasts, hand built.  Company is still making models though the Mark II was discontinued in the mid-90s.
.
eKo Spain; similar to the Wiking models from Germany; bases are slightly different;  plastic models for the HO railroad hobbiest.  You may find them with messed up bases due to their being glued down to railroad layouts or dioramas.  The 1/87Scale website has a little more information.  Company started in the 50s.
.
Ferrero Germany; small plastic models built during the 90s. Distributed in Europe in plastic eggs as "kits" (Kinder Surprise Toys) to put together thus crude, and thick to reduce breakage.
.
Galoob China; Designer of the Micro Machines which are built in China.  Models were started circa 1985 and continue though Galoob was bought out by Hasbro in the late 90s.  The Mark II model was built from the 80s into the late 90s.  Haven't seen any lately.
.
Franklin Mint China; designed in the US;  Has been making models since the early 80s for the collector, not as toys.  The Mark II was added to their lineup in the late 80s.
.
HC  ? Hamilton Collection? England; pewter manufacturer.  Don't know anything more about this one.
.
High Speed China manufacturer of detailed, diecast models.  Usually build for other companies but also available under their own brand name.  Currently Model Power is one of their customers.
.
Ideal Toy Corporation Built plastic model cars in the 50s and 60s among other toys. Some in kit form, some assembled. No longer in buiness.
Kaname Sangyo
KS
Japan; tin models of the 50s and 60s.  Large scale and uncommon to find.
.
Mercury Italy;  copied in other European countries during the 40s & 50s;   Mark II built during the 50s.  Company ceased to exist in the early 80s. Molds became available to Scottoys in the late '90s.

read discussion on Mark IIs on the Matchbox forum
.

MiniChamps China; nice diecast models; current
.
Model Power Retail company that commissions models from manufacturer in China, High Speed.
.
Oxford Diecast Manufactured in China; Continental Mark II added to their lineup in 2015.  Has a small assortment of American models. 
PlayMates Toys
PTI
Manufactured in China;  see Speedeez; company started in 1966 mainly making dolls, later branching out. current
.
Revell USA, France;  Model kits mostly from the 50s to current.
.
Scottoy Italy; started up in the late 1990s;  using models, & later, molds made by Mercury

*1 ~ 2nd Series, #12, 700 in series. 4 colors plus another red.
.

Signature Brand name from Yat Ming - see Yat Ming entry below.
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Speedeez China - brand name from 2003, see Playmates Toys above
.
Wiking Germany (Berlin) - maker of small plastic scale models usually for the railroad hobby, nicely detailed for the size; an old manufacturer from the 30s, still producing today but under different owership. Continental Mark IIs built from the late 50s to early 80s.  The current Wiking company started  reissuing this mold in 2009 in Germany.

** German color names taken from 1988 article by Hans-Peter Maerker in July 1988 Modell Magazin
.

Yat Ming China - started in the early 70s; makes diecast models; detailing is usually not on a par with Franklin Mint nor Danbury Mint but still nice.  Still make models today.  Mark II Models are in their  more expensive Signature series which means a little more detailing to the models, not to be confused with their Road Legends or Road Signature brands.  Yat Ming ceased production in July 2013.  However, the 1/64 model of the Mark II came out in 2013, one of the last produced by them..
Definitions:

Codes 1, 2 & 3
 

Code 1 = Made by manufacturer for the retail market

Code 2 = Made by manufacturer with graphics or color commissioned for a specific event or company.

Code 3 = Individual using a code 1 model and adding own graphics, &/or repaint, or customizing in some other fashion, sometimes with factory authorization. Desirability varies.

Notes: * As far as the Mark II is concerned there is no difference in the outward appearance between a 1956 and a 1957 Continental Mark II. A scale model  manufacturer may make their own difference, limiting certain embellishments to a particular year.
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Ceramics
Photo Brand Year Size Color & Description Name
Express
Designs
FL, USA
1986
sold by
JC Penny
15 inches
37.5cm
1:14
Light Blue with removeable white top, chrome accents; wire style wheels Cookie Jar
x
. TX, USA 1994 or 1995 large Medium blue with removeable Medium Blue top (custom painted) Cookie Jar
x
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