Continental is one of the classic automotive nameplates. Coming more than a decade before Bentley used the name, Lincoln offered the beautifully styled Mark I model. A distinctive styling feature of that car, the rear mounted spare tire, became known as the Continental Kit in honor of that car. For years, the car was marketed with a Bentley that shared the same name even though Lincoln had started using the name first. The Continental name was applied to a variety of cars including the Elwood Engel styled cars with rear-hinged doors on the 60s until it became a front-drive Ford Taurus based model in the late 80s. The car was replaced by the MKS name in the 2000s. Be sure to get the best Lincoln Continental parts to keep your car looking classy.