Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

1958 Lincoln Continental Convertible

1958 Lincoln Continental Convertible and some classy ladies.

1956 Lincoln Mark II

Here's a few factoids regarding the 1956 Lincoln Mark II. It was designed by Bill Schmidt and it's price tag when new was $10,000 which is the equivalent of $85,880 in todays dollars. Keep in mind, this was when the average US salary was $3,532 which equates to $30,336 in todays dollars.

Elvis with his 1956 Lincoln Continental.

Another shot of his Lincoln Continental.

Source: American Land Yacht Society

Bill Blass Continental Mark V

Lincoln Park Lane

Lincoln Continental

Never seen this roof before, they couldn't have made that many of these.

Source: AmericanLandYachtSociety

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Land Yacht: 1973 Lincoln Continental

1973 Lincoln Continental
5,231 pounds! That’s a lot of 1970’s materials in one car! But if you wanted to cruise in style in a FoMoCo sedan at that time, you couldn’t do better than this. Complete with 1970’s color scheme, original wheel covers and lots of chrome, this huge car is for sale here on craigslist in Plymouth, California for $2850.

1973 Lincoln 460 V8
It takes a huge engine to move a vehicle of this size, and Lincoln didn’t disappoint its customers. A pushrod big block V8 displacing 460 cubic inches provided adequate motivation, although rated at only 219 horsepower. On the bright side, the 360 ft-lbs of torque provided adequate motivation. Under hood looks very original with all items in place, even the original decals on the air filter.
Lincoln Continental
Normally a hitch receiver would worry me, but in a car this size I’m not worried. It is nice to see all four original wheel covers as well. The finned centers of those wheel covers are die-cast zinc and they make the covers quite heavy; I remember cleaning sets of these when I worked for a wheel cover recycler in college. I did notice that the rocker panel trim on the driver’s side is missing; a quick search didn’t find any available, so that might be a challenge to replace.
Lincoln Window Sticker
Window stickers were a lot simpler then, weren’t they? At almost $7,500 when new, this was one of the most expensive US-made vehicles produced at the time. This particular car was well-optioned, with a tilt wheel, leather interior, 6-way power seat and cruise control included, along with a metallic vinyl roof (?)
Lincoln Continental Interior
That leather interior looks pretty nice, too, although several dash cracks detract from the overall appearance. What appears to be a stack of shop manuals on the front seat is a nice bonus.
Lincoln Odometer
The 80k miles on the odometer lend credence to the seller’s claim that the car has been in a barn for years. We are told the Continental runs great, and new tires, belts, and filters add some confidence to its current running condition. New brakes are also included, but not installed. Even the radio and all power windows and door locks work!
Lincoln Headliner
An excellent original headliner and an unusual shoulder belt arrangement are shown in this roof shot, along with the original tinted windshield. Other than a new vinyl roof, there isn’t much that this land yacht needs for continued cruising. So tell us…do you have a (large!) garage space for this one?


Lead Sled: 1941 Lincoln Custom

1941 Lincoln Lead Sled
Before the days of fiberglass and bondo, smoothing out dents and dings was a task that typically involved the skillful mastery of flowing lead. Any repair or modification that couldn’t be pounded smooth by hand required some type of body filler and since materials like bondo weren’t around yet this left lead as the material of choice. As hot rods became more radical, they gained the title Lead Sleds, as some were more lead than steel. The dangers of working with the material and the ease of working with bondo has made lead work a dying art, with just the products of the craft left as a reminder of this old art form. Having seen the time and skill it takes to flow lead I have a keen appreciation for period hot rods. This 1941 Lincoln Lead Sled isn’t the prettiest custom I’ve ever seen, but the amount of work and energy that went into crafting it is absolutely astonishing. Have a look at this period lead sled here on eBay in Rutledge, Tennessee.

Lincoln Lead Sled Interior
The seller doesn’t seem to know much about the history of this car, but they do know that it is based on a 1941 Lincoln Limo chassis, which has been extensively modified to lower the car. The body was clearly custom built. The front and rear fenders look to be the rear fenders from a ’42 Lincoln Continental, but the rest of body is a mixture of bits and pieces from a variety of cars, as well as lots of hand fabricated pieces. It’s hard to fathom how many hours must gone into building this body alone. Even if the chassis was shortened the Lincoln Custom Limousine chassis it is based on is was well over 130 inches long, which means this roadster has to be nearly 12 feet long!
1941 Hot Rod Lincoln
With so much car to move around, this custom must have had a massive engine at one time. Sadly, it currently lacks an engine, but it does have a 3 speed transmission in it. One can only assume what must have once been under the hood of this beast, but based on the chassis and transmission I would assume it was the V12 that came with the Limousine. This engine has almost always been in demand, either by hot rodders for customization or by restorers looking to replace the missing or damaged engine of a Zephyr. While it would be great to have a V12 in it again, a more modern V8 would provide more power and would be much easier to find.
Lincoln Dual Cowl Custom
While I have an appreciation for this car and the work that went into it, I have a hard time seeing a ton of value here. The seller seems to believe it will be in extremely high demand and even claims that cars like this one are starting to grab the attention of some big name enthusiasts. That doesn’t really make me want it more though. If it had its original motor or if the seller could provide some of the car’s story and history, than perhaps I could see more value here. Maybe I’m wrong and period customs like this one will be the next big thing in the collector car world? Who knows, but whether they are ever worth much, one thing is for sure, it sure is a cool piece of history! So does anyone else have the song Hot Rod Lincoln stuck in their head now?


Friday, January 2, 2015

1957 Lincoln Capri Hardtop Coupe

1957 Lincoln Capri Hardtop Coupe - Image 1 of 50

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1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe

1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe - Image 1 of 21

1941 Lincoln Continental coupe, modern Lincoln motor, automatic, power steering, power brakes, power windows, air conditioning, air suspension, factory steel body and interior, totally original, too much to list, sacrifice.

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