- Posted by Sanderson Lincoln
- On December 29, 2017
In 1917, Henry Leland founded the Lincoln Motor Company which became a subsidiary of Ford in 1922. Since its founding, Lincoln has stood at the forefront of American automotive excellence. Over the years they’ve created a number of classics and have been responsible for several innovations in the industry.
Here are the five coolest Lincoln models ever made!
1929 Lincoln L Dietrich Convertible Coupe
The Lincoln L-series was the first model produced by Lincoln. Even after Ford bought them in 1922, Lincoln continued to build the L-series until 1930. The 1929 Lincoln L Dietrich Convertible Coupe was incredibly stylish with two innovative and luxurious features for the time: safety glass and dual windshield wipers. The 1929 Convertible Coupe featured smaller tires and 4-wheel mechanical brakes. It was powered by a V8 that delivered 90 horsepower and a three-speed manual transmission. In 1929, you could go home with a Lincoln Dietrich for $7000. Today, if you find one, it will cost you $95K!
1937 Lincoln-Zephyr Coupe-Sedan
This Lincoln was the epitome of Art Deco style and sophistication. The split grille of the ’37 gave it a “modern” look, and its lines and interior were about as luxurious as you could get in 1937. It sold well during the war years because it was smaller and cheaper to produce. The 1937 Zephyr is a true classic Lincoln which included a V12 engine and a three-speed manual transmission. In 1937, it cost under $5000. Today, depending on the condition, you can find one for $45,000 or more at auction.
1939 Lincoln Continental
In 1939, Lincoln introduced its iconic Continental, and except for a short time during World War II, continued to produce this model until today! The 1939 Lincoln Continental had lines like the Zephyr, but was a little
“boxier” and sported a different grille. The luxury trim, two-door coupe styling, and stylish lines helped it to sell well. Today, a 1939 Continental in decent condition fetches over $40,000.
1961 Lincoln Continental
By 1961, Lincoln was producing the fourth generation of the Continental, and it was given a radically redesigned body. Of the many changes, the most striking and iconic was its rear-hinged “suicide doors.” Today, they still turn heads when one shows up at a car show. In poor condition, the ’61 costs over $8500. In good condition, they can bring a minimum of $30,000 at auction.
2017 Lincoln MKZ
While it’s not yet a classic, it’s destined to be! Its stylish lines give it the look of a much more expensive car, and with a base price of just $35,010, it’s one of the most affordable rides in its class. The four-door sedan received a significant facelift and featured a new grille, new headlights and a 3.0-liter twin turbo V6 that delivers a class-leading 400 horsepower!
Lincoln has been America’s luxury car for 100 years, and it’s still creating classics. If you want to see why America is in love with Lincoln, stop by Sanderson Lincoln in Phoenix to see the next generation of future classics! Sanderson carries the entire family of Lincoln vehicles and has a vast selection to choose from. Make sure you ask about our special deals and excellent financing options.
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