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1965 Lincoln Continental
Interior Trim

Stunning new Largo and Moiré fabrics, and a new two tone white and black!

1965 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL INTERIOR FABRICS AND SEATING

Image: 1965 Lincoln Continental Moire Fabric interiorFor 1965, Lincoln offered two seating configurations: bench front seat or optional individually adjustable front contour (bucket) seats with a center console and fold-down armrest. Three fabrics were standard, Largo Cloth, a new monochromatic fabric; Moiré Fabric, an embossed cloth; and Wool Broadcloth, the classic material chosen for luxury car interiors for many years.

A new low-luster finish on Leather interiors was introduced in 1965. Leather was provided at no additional charge on Convertibles and was a $100 option on Sedans.

Two sew styles were available, a roll-over pleat seat style for bench seat interiors was upholstered in Moiré Fabric, Wool Broadcloth, or Leather, and a Biscuit Design style for Largo Cloth interiors and cars equipped with the optional contour front seats, which were available in Largo Cloth on Sedans only, or Leather on the Sedan and Convertible.

1965 Lincoln Continental interiors were available in the following colors:
Black | Burgundy | Red | Palomino | Aqua | Silver Blue | Beige | Blue | White | Green | Ivy Gold
The Green and Ivy Gold colors were new for 1965, and Rose Beige was no longer offered.

Note: Not all colors available in all fabrics or seat designs.

Shown at left: 1965 Lincoln Continental trim code 73 - Black Moiré Fabric Inserts with White Leather Straps and Side Panels. This two tone color combination was also available in Leather Bench Seats or Leather Contour Seat interiors.

TRIM CODES EXPLAINED
CONVERTIBLE TOPS
VINYL ROOFS
AND DETAILS

1965 Lincoln Continental Trim Codes consist of two numbers. The first number indicates the upholstery material, design, and seating configuration. The second number specifies the trim color. Special order trim that deviates from stock will include 2 suffix digits after the trim code. If the suffix is alphabetical, the trim can be serviced by the dealer; if the suffix is numerical it is not serviced. The break down is as follows:

FIRST NUMBER (MATERIAL)
1 - Low Luster White Leather Roll-Over Pleat Bench Seat Style with color-keyed appointments)
3 - Broadcloth Roll-Over Pleat Bench Seat Style (Sedan and Limousine only)
4 - Moiré Embossed Fabric with Leather Biscuit Design Contour Seats
5 - Leather Biscuit Design Contour Seats
6 - Largo Cloth Biscuit Design Bench Seat
7 - Moiré Embossed Fabric Roll-Over Pleat Bench Seat Style
8 - Low Luster Leather Pleated Design Bench Seat
9 - Low Luster Leather Pleated Design Bench Seat

SECOND NUMBER (COLOR)
0 - Burgundy
1 - Silver Blue
2 - Blue
3 - White
4 - Beige
5 - Red
6 - Black
7 - Aqua
8 - Ivy Gold
9 - Palomino or Green

CONVERTIBLE TOP

Image: 1965 Lincoln Continental ConvertibleTOP CODE - COLOR
1 - Black
2 - White
3 - Tan (shown left)
4 - Blue (Dark)

VINYL ROOF

Image: 1965 Lincoln Continental SedanROOF CODE - COLOR
A - Black (shown left)
B - White
C - Brown
D - Blue
G - Ivy Gold

DETAILS

Carpeting: Cut-pile nylon carpeting is color-keyed to the interior, and is a single seamless piece, molded to the floor contours from door to door. On interiors with light and dark shades of the same color, the carpeting usually coordinates with the darker shade. Under the carpeting, a thick jute pad silences road noise and cushions feet.

Convertible Top: Heavy, satin-grained, wrinkle-resistant vinyl is combined with two layers of cotton fabric that are bonded together with butyl rubber adhesive to form a single thickness of tough, waterproof top material. Main seams are solidly bonded to reduce the possibility of separation, and the top material is firmly anchored to all roof bows to prevent "ballooning" at highway speeds. Available in four colors for 1965.

Vinyl Roof: 1965 was the first full year for a factory vinyl roof option of Sedan models. (Some late 1964 cars may have left the factory with a vinyl roof, but this hasn't been confirmed.) The Levant Grain vinyl roof featured thin padding under the side panels, and was color-keyed to match interior trim colors. Available in five colors, the Ivy Gold vinyl roof color was exclusive to the Lincoln Continental in 1965.

Headlining: Matching perforated vinyl headliners are provided for all interiors, except trim code 31, which has a matching Silver Blue napped cotton fabric headlining.

Note regarding trim codes 26 - White and Black Leather Contour Seats, 73 - Black Moiré Inserts with White Leather Straps and Side Panels, and 83 - White and Black Leather Bench Seats: These were two tone white and black interiors. The instrument panel, carpeting, steering column, door panels, door armrests, and headliner were black; the side panels on the seats, the horizontal straps on the seat back cushions, the front seat back rear trim panels, the side panels of the center armrests, and the pleated section of the upper door panels were white.

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STANDARD INTERIORS

MOIRÉ EMBOSSED FABRIC INSERTS WITH LEATHER BOLSTERS—ROLL-OVER PLEAT SEAT STYLE

Image: 1965 Lincoln Continental Moire Fabric TRIM CODE - COLOR
71 - Silver Blue
72 - Blue
73 - Black Inserts with White Leather Straps and Side Panels (shown above and at left)
74 - Beige
77 - Aqua
78 - Ivy Gold

WOOL BROADCLOTH ROLL-OVER PLEAT SEAT STYLE

TRIM CODE - COLOR
31 - Silver Blue (Sedan and Limousine only)

Note: The Roll-Over Pleat Seat Style featured 1-1/2 inch parallel pleats on the seat cushions and lower seat backs. The upper section of the seat back is a large leather-covered cushion-style bolster with a chrome-finished horizontal ornament placed at center. A one inch wide padded horizontal strap separates the upper and lower sections of the seat backs. The front and rear center armrests are leather covered, except for trim code 31, the Silver Blue Wool Broadcloth, which covers the center armrest and bolsters in matching material.

LARGO CLOTH INSERTS WITH LEATHER BOLSTERS—BISCUIT DESIGN STYLE

Image: 1965 Lincoln Continental Sedan with Largo Cloth trimTRIM CODE - COLOR
61 - Silver Blue (shown at left; click image for larger version in new window or tab)
62 - Blue
64 - Beige
66 - Black
67 - Aqua
68 - Ivy Gold

Note: The Biscuit Design Style trim has vacuum-formed box-pleats for the seat cushion and lower half of the seat backs. The upper section of the seat back is a leather-covered cushion-style bolster, separated from the box-pleats by a one inch wide padded leather strap.

Sewn-in polyurethane foam pads are attached to the underside of the box-pleat sections to give them the proper support. Matching buttons are installed in three rows of six across the seat cushion, and in two sets of two on each lower seat back section.

OPTIONAL INTERIORS

LEATHER INSERTS AND BOLSTERS WITH VINYL—ROLL-OVER PLEAT SEAT STYLE

TRIM CODE - COLOR (BENCH SEATS)
12 - White with Blue appointments
14 - White with Beige appointments
15 - White with Red appointments
16 - White with Black appointments
18 - White with Ivy Gold appointments
80 - Burgundy
81 - Silver Blue
82 - Light Blue
83 - White and Black Two Tone
84 - Beige
85 - Red
86 - Black
87 - Aqua
88 - Ivy Gold
89 - Palomino (shown below)
99 - Green

TRIM CODE - COLOR (INDIVIDUAL CONTOUR SEATS)
26 - White and Black Two Tone
50 - Burgundy
51 - Silver Blue
52 - Blue
54 - Beige
55 - Red
56 - Black
57 - Aqua
58 - Ivy Gold
59 - Palomino

MOIRÉ EMBOSSED FABRIC INSERTS WITH LEATHER BOLSTERS—ROLL-OVER PLEAT SEAT STYLE

TRIM CODE - COLOR (INDIVIDUAL CONTOUR SEATS)
42 - Blue
44 - Beige
46 - Black

Image: 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible with Palomino Leather Bench Seat

Shown at left: 1965 Lincoln Continental Convertible with standard Leather interior. The Roll-Over Pleat Seat Style with front bench seat is shown in Palomino, trim code 89. Note the darker brown carpeting, instrument panel top padded section, front seat belts, and inserts on steering wheel.

Individually Adjustable Contour Front Seats were available as an option in this same color scheme for an additional $281.40. The Contour Seats included a center console between the front bucket seats. The console included a padded, lockable lid with a lit flocked storage compartment concealed beneath the lid. A fold-down center armrest could be raised to access the console compartment.

The Contour Seat option is one of the rarest of the sixties Lincoln options.