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The proud history of Lincoln
Founded in 1917, the Lincoln Motor Company has asserted itself as a car manufacturer that can go the distance. While it is still producing top quality and innovative automobiles today, Lincoln is perhaps most famous for its classic models. The classic Lincoln is a thing to behold; those that remain are utterly timeless but ooze history and sophistication.
At the start of what was to arguably become history’s most famous (and certainly most decadent) decade, the Lincoln luxury car roared into the twenties. Despite financial difficulties it was able to continue producing top quality vehicles after being bought by Ford in 1922. Henry Ford and his son Edsel would turn Lincoln into a luxury manufacturer to counterbalance Ford’s “every man” models. It was possibly due to this desire for Lincoln to continue to make luxury models that allowed the company to retain a certain level of autonomy right into the 1940’s, despite being owned by a different company.
One such timeless model is the Lincoln Cosmopolitan. Produced after Lincoln had been purchased by Ford in the early 1900s, the full sized luxury Cosmopolitan was produced and sold from 1948 to 1954. This luxury model, that could be customised to be a convertible or come as a coupe, was popular with high ranking politicians the world over with one being used to chauffeur Chaim Weizmann, the first president of Israel. A classic car for its time, the 1950 and 1951 editions are currently proving particularly popular on classic car websites.
Another Lincoln that is enjoying a high level of popularity amongst classic car enthusiasts is the Lincoln Continental. Produced in different generations from 1939 to 2002, the Lincoln Continental has remained a firm favourite since its inception. The first generation, built and assembled from 1939 to 1948, was developed as Edsel Ford’s (son of Henry Ford) one-off personal automobile. After receiving interest from a number of well off friends, Edsel quickly put the model into “mass production” – that is, as mass as an extensively hand made model can be. Indeed, the 1939 – 1940 models, the convertibles and rarer hard tops, even have hand hammered side panels. Lincoln classic models (that is, first generation models) are currently fetching good prices on classic car trading sites, with some going for upwards of $50k.
These days, it is getting increasingly harder to buy used Lincolns; this is for two reasons, the first of which is the cars popularity. Hailed as one of the last great motor manufacturers, Lincoln classic cars are snapped up by enthusiasts everywhere. The second reason is that Lincoln themselves are providing used car dealers with the opportunity to equal the cost of certification as certified pre-owned. The idea is that the more Lincolns stay out of auction rooms, the more valuable pre-owned Lincolns become overall. This incentive means that it is becoming less likely that a Lincoln car will turn up at auction and will require more perseverance to find.