- Posted by Sanderson Lincoln
- On March 8, 2016
Over the years, numerous films and TV shows have featured great Lincoln vehicles. From The Lincoln Lawyer to Hit and Run to Entourage, Lincolns are lighting up our screens.
In Hit and Run, Dax Shepard’s 1967 Lincoln Continental steals the show. The Continental is featured in an action-packed chase scene. Here’s a fun fact about this car: it actually belongs to Dax Shepard himself! Yes, Shepard has owned the sweet ride for more than 15 years, and has customized it to the hilt. Shepard wanted more power and more “wow” from his vehicle, so he replaced the stock 462 motor with a Ford Racing crate 514. Then he added new wheels and tires as well as coilovers in the back. Inside, Shepard overhauled the interior by adding new seats, gauges and a new steering wheel. The movie crew added a bit of stunt equipment, which induced the drift we see in the film.
A Lincoln Continental also has a place in Entourage, both in the television series and the movie sequel. Here, it’s a 1965 Continental that is always driven by Johnny Drama. Fans of the show will know that the car is almost like another character, it’s featured that often!
In The Lincoln Lawyer, actor – and Lincoln pitchman – Matthew McConaughey’s character does all of his legal work from the backseat of a Lincoln Town Car, as he is chauffeured around Los Angeles. Even more coincidental, he also is the personal owner of the Town Car in The Lincoln Lawyer!
The Town Car also features prominently in shows like Everybody Hates Chris, The Goldbergs, The A-Team, The Simpsons and M.A.N.T.I.S. (just to name a few). We also see Town Cars on the big screen in Terminator Genisys, Wheels of Terror and Scarface (again, just to name a few).
On Edmunds.com’s list of the 100 Greatest Movie and TV Cars of All Time, Lincoln is spotted at number 33 on the list, in The Godfather. In this film, we find a 1941 Lincoln Continental as Sonny Corleone is gunned down in a hail of machine gun fire right outside of his car.
On Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the 50 Most Memorable Movie Cars, they have a Lincoln at number 44, in The Car. The title vehicle (which is demonically possessed) is a customized 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III.
This same list mentions the Lincoln in Animal House. This one is a 1964 Continental, featuring custom bodywork and a custom paint job.
And who could forget the 1966 Batmobile? While it is not a pure Lincoln per se, Rotten Tomatoes ranks it at number 13 because it is based upon a Lincoln concept car, the Lincoln Futura.
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