The Lincoln Story

The Lincoln Story

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Lincolna€™s 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 classica€”or comparable a€œmilestonea€a€” 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 anda€”in several instancesa€”quite 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


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