In the world of cars one of the most honorable placesoccupies the "Lincoln Continental". It is an eternal classic, a symbol of the era, luxury and the personification of the American dream. It's a machine that conquers from the first moment, from the first cursory glance at it.
The history of the brand began in 1917 with a smallcompany "Lincoln Motor", specializing in the production of luxury cars. The office of the company, which later became part of Henry Ford Corporation, was located in the city of Diborne, Michigan. The company itself was founded by Henry Leland (after he left the Cadillac). Together with his son Henry gave the world a company that was named after the famous president of the United States. Initially, they produced engines for military-purpose aircraft, and a little later began to build and cars.
Despite the fact that their first model ("LincolnV8 ") was very successful, the company was experiencing financial difficulties. Therefore, in 1922 it was bought by Ford and made the main competitor of the Cadillac. For many years, the cars of this brand were the favorite model of the elite (the most diverse). It was preferred by high-ranking government officials, gangsters, oil tycoons. On such a car in Soviet books depicted the famous "Mr. Twister".
After the death of Henry Leland, the company headedEdsel Ford, the only son of an automobile tycoon. During the Great Depression, demand for luxury cars fell significantly. Therefore, the corporation offered the company more economical cars: Lincoln KB, Zephyr. In 1939 there appeared the famous luxury convertible - "Lincoln Continental". Many American presidents and oligarchs considered it their duty to buy this model. From the US fashion has spread to Europe.
Legendary "Lincoln Continental" was produced andafter the Second World War. Already in 1956, based on the model created "Lincoln Premier". In the seventies of the twentieth century, all cars of this brand changed style and began to be equipped with units and nodes of "Ford". In the eighties the world saw the elegant "Lincoln Continental" (coupe). The last version of the model, which is significantly different from its famous ancestors, was released in 1995.
The classic "Lincoln Continental" hadfive-liter V12 engine with a capacity of one hundred and twenty-five horsepower. It is equipped with a three-speed automatic transmission. Behind him, the title of the most expensive car in the world was fixed. In 1956, the cost of such a car was about ten thousand dollars. On it went Frank Sinatra, Nelson Rockefeller, Elvis Presley, Henry Kissinger. In 1965, "Lincoln Continental" was released specifically for President Kennedy, in which he was killed. It is also interesting that three rare models of "Lincoln Continental" (1975-1976) were in the funeral cortege of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
Today, this automobile industry legendNot every person has a pocket. Such specimens are the pride of collectors of retro cars. And, of course, they will bring the royal charm to any celebration: a wedding, an anniversary, a birthday. Just imagine how the eyes of the beloved will light up, if you offer a proposal of the hand and heart to it against the backdrop of "Lincoln Continental"? But it's worth it, believe me!
Now you know a lot about the masterpiece of the car industry!