Tuesday, August 6, 2013

1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible

  • 1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible

Sold for $ 71,500

  • Meticulous restoration in 1993
  • AACA National First, 1994
  • Well-preserved and beautiful
  • 368-cid, 275-hp OHV V-8
  • Lincoln only built 2,447 copies
This beautiful Lincoln Premiere convertible received a meticulous restoration in 1993 and won a National First Prize from the Antique Automobile Club of America in 1994. It has since been maintained in excellent condition. The exterior is virtually flawless in Presidential Black; the artistry of styling seen in the two-tone black and white interior should be viewed to truly be appreciated.

The Lincoln Premiere Convertible is powered by the 368-cid, 275-hp OHV V-8 Lincoln engine with a three-speed Turbo-Drive automatic transmission. It also features power windows, power seat, power steering and radio. The car is large and spacious, yet styling lines are agile and graceful, crowned by the elegantly rakish convertible top. This results in one of the best looking 1950s convertibles produced. The Lincoln has beautiful exterior brightwork that includes lower side trim that runs front to back over the fender skirts. The Premiere has dual mirrors and dual-exhaust that exits through twin ports on the rear bumper. The hood ornament, gold trim elements, wide whitewalls and understated chrome dished hubcaps complete the presentation.

Lincoln only built 2,447 copies of this uncommon and expensive model.