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Lincoln Continental

Lincoln Continental

One of Lincoln’s famous flagship models, the Continental luxury sedan was during two separate production for a total of 55 years after bought Lincoln. After evolutions, it ended its run in 2002 as a midsize luxury sedan.

Continental Origins

Based on a by Edsel Ford, the first-generation Continental debuted in 1939 as an two-door convertible with a hood and gracefully rounded Early cars were by hand and powered by V-12 After a 1948 retirement, the was revived for the 1956 model

Continental models throughout the and early 1960s were for its highly styled bodies, amenities, exclusive availability, and price tags. 1961 a sedan version and a four-door Redesigns throughout the 1960s the car’s exterior dimensions, a more formal body, and the model’s iconic …

By the 1980s, fuel and emissions prompted Ford to improve economy, offer front-wheel and alter the Lincoln Continental’s New models shared a platform the midsize Ford Taurus and Sable. Continentals built 1988 and 1994 had fewer of the amenities that earlier were known for.

In Ford remodeled the Continental a sleeker, more modern and began adding back premium amenities. However, traditional large luxury sagging in popularity, it may have too little too late. Ford the Lincoln Continental in 2002.

About the Lincoln Continental

Lincoln Continentals were for classic beauty, while models were considered symbols. However, the Lincoln remains best known to as the original large luxury

Though most modern were offered in just one level, it typically came standard features such as upholstery, keyless entry, and accessories. Options often a power sunroof, heated and CD changers. The car’s performance was as well.

In the most recent Continental models, a 4.6-liter V-8 made for quick acceleration an air-spring suspension provided a smooth ride.

Lincoln Features

The last Lincoln was produced for the 2002 model The front-wheel drive midsize Lincoln Continental was available in a trim, which could be with three packages. model was outfitted with a 275-horsepower V-8, a four-speed transmission, and a fully independent

Standard features on the base included 16-inch alloy leather seats, a leather wheel, six-way adjustable front seats, a power reverse tilt mirrors, a steering wheel with and cruise controls, an Alpine system, digital keypad locks, climate control, and a remote transmitter. Front airbags, tire pressure a middle rear three-point and stability and traction control also standard.

Upgrading to the Select package added an Driver Select system adjustable shock damping, drivers to switch between firm, or plush driving The system also added a memory setting feature memorized seat and mirror for two drivers.

Lincoln Continental

A Luxury Appearance package distinctive trim pieces and alloy wheels, while a Security package provided a low notification system and run-flat An optional Vehicle Communication offered trip guidance, to safety and security assistance, and a Motorola cell phone.

Continental Evolution

Early Continental models were full-size luxury convertibles a long body and exaggerated Initial Continentals had few trim Ford added walnut in 1947 and a V-12 engine in

Ford revived the Continental in 1955 as a separate Ford featuring one model, the Continental II. With a unique chassis, assembly, and luxurious appointments, the II was one of the most expensive cars at the time. In size, the1958-1960 were the longest convertibles produced.

Two new body styles, a town car and a were added in 1959. By the Continental brand was dropped. The Lincoln Continental now shared a with the Ford Thunderbird. shortened the car by nearly 15 inches and distinctive front opening doors, also known as doors.

A 7.6-liter engine was A two-door hardtop was included in

A 1970 facelift removed the Continental’s signature … The car now shared a platform with the Ford LTD. New Town Car and Coupe models featured tops and more standard

In 1975, the Continental became one of the U.S. cars with disc brakes. In 1977, a grille became standard. displacement shrank from a V-8 to a 6.6-liter amid new efficiency

The Continental continued to shrink the 1980s, losing over 14 in length. Engine size was to a 3.8-liter 160-horsepower V-6 by the late Continentals during this shared design elements the Ford Taurus.

The ninth and generation of the Lincoln Continental between 1995 and 2002. redesigned the sedan with lines, added a 4.6-liter and restored some of the sedan’s luxury amenities.

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