|Bill and Gloria at Casa Guillermo. This picture was used for advertising Clenet Coachworks in 1980.|
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This particular Clenet is very rare because it was the last car built on a Lincoln Continental running gear and chassis. After 1977 the running gear on the first series cars changed to a Mercury Cougar chassis with a smaller motor, transmission and suspension. This particular Clenet has the 400 cubic inch engine with the C6 transmission, large breaks and suspension. There were many Series 1 cars that were purchased by celebrities and used in filming movies and TV Shows.
After the Series 1 was completed, Clenet then designed and produced the Series ll - a four passenger - and went into production on his Series lll, The ASHA.
This car has 26,000 original miles and has been in storage for the past 6 years. Recently it went through a preservation by Steve Kouracos. Kouracos was one of the original craftsmen at Clenet Coachworks. He set up and managed the body and paint division. The car is 100% original, including the 35 year old lacquer paint job. We hope you enjoy viewing this piece
of automotive history as much as we love showing it.
400 cubic inch 2v v-8 engine
Select shift automatic transmission C6
Four-wheel power disc brakes
2.75 rear axle ratio
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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Clenet, the most elegant coach-built automobile ever produced.
The party's over, and Bill Williams classic # 13, Clenet, goes back home until next year!