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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1956 Continental Mark

THE CAR AND ITS OWNER
1956 Continental Mark II convertible owned by Glynette and Barry Wolk

WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING
American luxury cars were riding high in the 1950s, but not high enough for Ford, which decided to target Rolls-Royce by offering the sumptuous Mark II sport coupe for $10,000, about double the price of a Cadillac. “It was actually built by a separate division of Ford Motor Company called the Continental Division,” says Barry Wolk. “Production ceased in late ’56 with just over 3,000 of the cars made.”

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SUNDAY, NOV. 25

All Long Island Car Clubs Annual Food & Toy Drive to benefit Brookhaven Town Interface Program; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Santa arrives at noon, spectators free, donations accepted (unwrapped new toys, games, non-perishable food items, cash); Brookhaven Town Hall parking lot, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville; info: 516-658-1977 or 631-224-9517

Long Island Mopars Car Show; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., spectators free; T.G.I. Friday’s, 29 Merrick Ave., Westbury; info: www.longislandmopars.com

New York AutoFest Hurricane Sandy Benefit Car Show with all proceeds donated to hurricane disaster relief; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., spectators free, donations accepted; Grill 454 restaurant, 88 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Commack; info: www.nyautofest.com.

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