1941 Lincoln Continental on 2040-cars
Bangor, California, United States
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One of 850 Coupes built.
The first Lincoln Continental was developed as Edsel Ford's one-off
personal vehicle. In 1938, he commissioned a custom design from the chief stylist, Bob Gregorie, ready for Edsel's
March 1939 vacation in Florida. The design, allegedly sketched out in an hour by Gregorie working from the Lincoln
Zephyr blueprints and making changes, was an elegant Convertible with a long hood covering the Lincoln V12 and long
front fenders, and a short trunk with what became the Continental series' trademark, the externally-mounted covered
tire. While on vacation Edsel got orders for 200.
The original Continental was one of the first cars recognized as
something more than a mere machine -- by New York's Museum of Modern Art and the Classic Car Club of America,
among others -- and one of the finest examples of the automobile as art.
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who owned 2, called the first generation Lincoln Continental "the most beautiful car
Celebrities embraced the new car. Rita Hayworth, Jackie Cooper, Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable, John Wayne, boxer Joe
Louis and Jack Benny - purchased sleek, new Lincoln Continentals.
Restoration just completed. Previous owner had car for 60
plus years and started restoration but stopped in the 60's due to health issues, it sat in his San Diego garage for
the past 50 years.
The V12 engine was just rebuilt with new Egge aluminum pistons and rings, new bearings, valve job with new
Stainless steel valves, new one piece guides. Machine work done by H & H flatheads. Reground crankshaft, camshaft,
and lifters. Distributor rebuilt, Coil rebuilt, and new plug wires. Water pumps rebuilt. Clutch and brakes already
replaced, transmission got 2 gears replaced. Rebuilt radiator, rebuilt fuel tank, rebuilt fuel pump, rebuilt
carburetor, rebuilt starter and generator. Fresh paint(original Rockingham Tan). New carpeting, seats redone, new
door panels, and new headliner. Trunk re-carpeted.
New Coker Whitewall Radials(steel belted bias style). New 6 volt
Optima battery. Car runs and drives fantastic.
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Auto blogMon, 17 Jun 2013
Ford deserves credit for being a front-runner in offering advanced infotainment technology with its Sync and MyFord Touch systems, but continued consumer complaints over its confusing touchscreen interface and capacitive controls has made the automaker relent. The Wall Street Journal reports that physical buttons and knobs for controlling tuning and volume will be coming back to Ford vehicles equipped with the controversial infotainment system.
The 2013 F-150 with MyFord Touch gives us a glimpse of what the new layout with buttons and knobs might look like, as Ford says a similar balance of touch screen capability and buttons/knobs are what's being planned for future models. And, while capacitive controls have no fans in the halls of Autoblog, many of Ford's models with MyFord Touch do have a large physical knob for adjusting volume with integrated buttons for tuning and advancing tracks, though most of those are models with the optional upgraded Sony Audio system. Lincoln models with MyLincoln Touch, however, feature only capacitive controls for all stereo and climate functions.
Despite receiving enough complaints to throw buttons and knobs back into the mix (a move that reminds us of BMW's iDrive trajectory, among others), Ford reports that Sync and MyFord Touch have still been sold on 79 percent of its 2013 model year vehicles, a number it claims is double the rate that Honda and Toyota are getting for their infotainment systems. Ford also states that owners who do opt for the duo of technologies are more satisfied with overall vehicle quality than those who don't have it.
The product portfolio at Lincoln may seem a bit sparse at the moment, but if a report is to be believed, new products are on the way. TheDetroitBureau.com spoke with sources at Lincoln and Ford, who claimed the American premium brand is working on, perhaps more than one, rear-wheel-drive vehicle.
Lincoln would likely platform-share with the next-generation Ford Mustang to develop those RWD offerings in the early going. Moving forward, the report indicates that Lincoln could take the lead on other rear-drive projects in the future. As the RWD architecture continues to take shape, "most or all" of the front-wheel-drive portfolio will also be offered with all-wheel drive as an option, ala Audi.
But wait, there's more! The report also suggests that a replacement for the full-size MKS is on the way, as well as a new Navigator and a luxury crossover based on the current Ford Escape.
Lincoln has released a new video teasing... something. In what looks to be an advertisement for more advertising, the company has worked up a clip featuring everything from a drum solo and a flying hawk to Abraham Lincoln himself. The video shows a few shots of what looks to be an MKZ and promises more news is coming on Monday.
What does the company have up its sleeves? Rumors are bouncing around the web like so many ill-informed ping-pong balls, and cover everything from an alternative powertrain for the MKZ to a new two-door model - noise that is underscored by the presence of a Ford Mustang chassis lurking in the background of the video around the 27-second mark (see screen capture above).
Could Lincoln be considering a rear-wheel drive luxury coupe built on the pony's bones? A move like that seems awfully unlikely, but it certainly wouldn't hurt our feelings. Either way, we'll find out more tomorrow. In the interim, check out the teaser video below for yourself.