Here’s the little two-minute promotional reel in which the Ford Motor Company introduced the Continental Mark II to the world. The pride is evident—check it out.
Here at Mac’s Motor City Garage, you know we have an interest in the 1956-1957 Continental Mark II. We’ve done a feature on the Mark II’s history, on the Mark II’s dedicated assembly plant in Dearborn, and we’ve shared Barry Wolk’s gorgeous video essay starring his own Mark II convertible. The Mark II was, safe to say, the most ambitious luxury car ever launched by the Ford Motor Company, and there are countless stories to tell about the project’s fascinating history.
In this little two-minute black-and-white promotional film, Ford unveils the Mark II with an air of quiet yet unashamed confidence. No brag, just fact as the car’s comfort and mechanical features, virtually unprecedented in a mass-production automobile, are ticked off one by one. That makes the film an excellent introduction to the Continental Mark II story for car enthusiasts of today. Enjoy.