Lincolnas heritage is as rich as that of any car built anywhere in the world, and more impressive than all but a few. The Continental produced in the 1940s was one of the first cars to be universally recognized by classic car cognoscenti. The list of Lincoln-built cars in the postwar era certified with classicaor comparable amilestoneaa status by various sanctioning bodies is likewise lengthy. The Mark II tops that list, but the slab-sided Continental sedans of the 1960s led the industry in design, and the forthcoming Mark 9 promises to continue the tradition. In recent years, Lincoln has risen from an also-ran in the sales race to a leadership role opposite arch-rival Cadillac. Today, it is vying for preeminence in what has suddenly become an international market. Along the way, the cars have been unfailingly interesting, frequently magnificent andain several instancesaquite literally legends in their own time.Continental production a 95, 600 units a STORM CLOUDS was the best ever and better than total Lincoln ... Also, there was an important personnel change at the top: Walter S. Walla was succeeded in October, 1977, by Walter J. Oben. Both the ... The new Continental and Mark V models all featured reduced maintenance schedules and a new standard AM/FM monaural radio, replacing the old AM unit.
|Title||:||The Lincoln Story|
|Author||:||Thomas E. Bonsall|
|Publisher||:||Stanford University Press - 2004|