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The of the Lincoln Continental date to 1938, when Edsel commissioned a design of his own specification Ford Motor Company’s chief designer, for use on Ford’s spring vacation. Based on the Zephyr’s plans, the first was a convertible, featuring a long hood and a short rear featuring an enclosed external tire. This styling came to be an iconic aspect of the designappearing on every subsequent Continental Coupe.

Driving the car around tony Beach in Florida, Edsel considerable interest in the car, looked particularly sleek for its He sent a message back to HQ, something to the effect of build and we’ll sell thousands of Over the years, he was proven right.

That first Continental appeared as a hand-built V12 model in 1940. Production during World War II to concentrate on the war but in 1945, Lincoln came with a two-model strategy. The big and the standard Lincoln model based on the pre-war Zephyr

However, this strategy was in 1949.

By 1956, the Continental was This time as a personal in the guise of the Continental Mark II and a size sedan sold as a The Continental Mark II car was positioned the Lincoln marque. The 1956 Continental Mark II was essentially like a Rolls Royce. charged Rolls-Royce money for it too (almost $90,000 in today’s

Even still, the cars sold at a loss of some each.

To stem the losses, the separate division idea was abandoned and the Continental Mark III replaced the Mark II, before being in 1961. Not to be outdone though, was also the year Lincoln the Continental sedan model its iconic “…” doors.

version of the Continental was also as a convertible, which made it the American convertible four-door The rear opening doors used until 1969.

In 1968, the Mark series were revived, sharing a with the Ford Thunderbird, for the time, there was no convertible of the Lincoln coupe. However, the tire hump in the trunk did a comeback, mated with hidden headlights and a Rolls-Royce-inspired Those features (with the of the hidden headlights) would be hallmarks of the Mark series of coupes through the remainder of run, which terminated in with the Continental Mark

Meanwhile, the Lincoln Continental ran for nine generations, steadily more luxurious. As of this the last production Lincoln model year was 1998, a Lincoln Continental concept car was in 2002.

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