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  1. Jive-Bomber
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  2. dirtybirdpunk
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    Lincoln! The car that has been monetarily just out of my grasp since I received my liscence, but I sure do love them...and hope to own one some day.
     
  3. 1stGrumpy
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    The '56/'57 Mark II, in my opinion, were the most beautiful cars that Henry ever produced. Maybe one day I'll own one!
     
  4. Thunderroad312
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    I have owned many Lincolns over the years, though never any of the milestones, and I can say they were all truly fine cars. From a corporate/ marketing perspective they have had their share of identity crisis over the years. I hope they stay with us for awhile as a viable alternative to Cadillac. Also having worked in automotive repair and restoration for over 35 years, I can say in many ways they surpass Cadillac, except for one. Resale value. Cadillac succeeded many years ago marketing their "standard of the world". Both are great cars.
     
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  5. JJK
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    Some of the finest examples of American automotive design came from the Lincoln line.
     
  6. pwschuh
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    Interesting that in their video, as they progressed from one 'milestone' car to another, right after the 60's suicide Conti convertable came... the same Conti convertable, and then their most modern car. It's as if they are admiting that they haven't made anything worth admiring since about 1966.
     
  7. BeatnikPirate
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    hits...
     

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  8. moefuzz
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    I drove Lincolns when you couldn't give them away.
    Wish I would have been able to get a tad more than the handul of Franklins that each one speed away for.


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  9. froghawk
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    Interesting and understandable that they skipped the '58-'60 Lincolns and Continentals and all those eyesores from the '70s and early '80s!
     
  10. My old 61 Convertible. Came to an unfortunate end (in my mind). The guy I sold it to put giant blingy wheels on it and changed the white top to a blue canvas top.

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    I have a 61 Unibody pick up and was looking for ideas on it and someone suggested having the tail gate say Lincoln instead of Ford or Mercury. If I can figure out a way to do this I think it would be kind of cool.
     
  11. eddie1
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    That is exactly what I was thinking as well.
     
  12. Here is a couple pics of my '56 Lincoln Premiere. Can't wait to get her on the road! I love the long lines and gentle flow. Can't wait to see what the future Lincolns have in store for us.
     

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  13. gatz
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    Sold this one a few years ago.
    Nice car, but didn't drive it as much as I had planned to.
     

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  14. pwschuh
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    That was a fine looking car. Sorry it got pimped. :(

    For the truck, I would say don't do that unless you are willing to go farther towards making it a "Lincoln" truck. Like converting the doors to suicide or making it into a "Blackwood" to ape the Lincoln trucks of 2001 (sort of a precursor truck).
     
  15. BeatnikPirate
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    Lincoln had some clean designs in the sixties as well as some ginormas land yachts that reduced the occupants to the size of ants....relatively speaking, of course.
     

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  16. 56premiere
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    O.k my 56 in my avatar,and album.Have 57 also.They are great looking cars..
     
  17. Al T
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    I agree, except the Mark II's were Continental's. Continental was a stand alone division during the Mark II run.

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  18. olscrounger
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    Love the 56 Continental and the 40 Zepher coupe. Had a great Aunt who bought a 56 Continental new and came to visit-I was 13 and thought it was the coolest car I had ever seen--there were none in our local area. Also a very old fellow used to drive a black 40 coupe and park it in front of the bank once a month--was as new and again the only one around that I had ever seen.
     
  19. Harms Way
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    1932...
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    1934...

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  20. 1stGrumpy
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    Still a product of Henry Ford, was it not?
     
  21. Al T
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    Absolutely!!
     
  22. plumbid
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    :DThese are all in a barn somewhere - top secret - wink / wink.....:D

    I recall the door on the '32 was built as heavy and solid as a bank vault. I've never closed a door on a car like that door. They are great automobiles.
     

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  23. Marty Strode
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    The 54 models were rugged !
     

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  24. bobwop
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    I have been fortunate to own some early 60's Continentals. I love driving them, but don't like repairing them.

    I was fortunate to own a 32 Victoria tudor. It now resides in a museum in Germany.

    I thought my 37 Zephyr coupe was the best Lincoln ever, but I was so very happy to trade it for a 54 Olds Starfire convertible.

    Recently, this was added to the stable. I must say, I like it even better than the 37.

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  25. tfeverfred
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    There's a '66 near me with suicide doors and 24" rims. Everytime I see it I ask, "WTF".
     
  26. Racerex
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    The '39 zephyr coupe is the classiest car ever built. Bar none.
     
  27. LIFESTYLZ
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    My '49 Lincoln coupe.

    As I got it.

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    And as it is now with Caddy 500 power.

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  28. Zapato
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    Wish one of you dreamers would buy my 56 Continental,sure could use th garage space.
     
  29. RPW
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    Lincoln doesn't make them self a favour when the name the Continental Mark II a milestone Lincoln. That one for sure a milestone car, but is a Continental, not a Lincoln. It is just as bad as saying a that a Mercury is Lincoln...
     
  30. plymouth1952
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    My uncle Jim got a new Lincoln every few years. starting in 1960. big and black low and wide. him and my uncle Harold whom drove Olds were always going at. LOL
     

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