Given the cost of restoration items (over 5K for weather stripping alone) and the time it would take to do a proper restoration, I say buy a finished example and enjoy it now as prices continue to escalate.
I believe the ‘65 that went for $330,000 was restored by my friend Rich Liana. He exclusively restores 60’s Continentals and is one of the best in the world. At the auction they mentioned that he was the restorer.
I got him his first resto job on a ‘66 convertible and he restored my ‘67 sedan.
I hate to be "that guy" who asks an unrelated question, but has Hagerty let its security certificates lapse? I would really like to see pics of this Lincoln, but this has been my typical Hagerty page experience for a few weeks now.