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Old 05-05-2011, 03:41 PM   #1
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I was cruising the old boob tube last night and ran into an interesting piece on the Lincoln Motor Car Company. I figured you guys might be into it as well, so here it is:... To read the rest of this blog entry from The Ford Barn, click here.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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Thanks Ryan, very interesting.
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It's a shame that didn't continue the model K,and as far as that goes the model L.That early V8 was a really good engine.
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:40 PM   #4
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Henry Ford hated Henry Leland because when Ford was forced out of the Detriot Motor Co. (his second attempt at building a car) He blamed Leland for his demise. Henry was eager to jump on the Lincoln Motor co and bought it as a toy for Edsel to play with. It was more of a revenge gesture than a generous gift to his only child. Leland and his son Wilbur were supposed to stay on as consultants for a couple of years, but were ousted by Ford within a few months. Henry Ford was a force to be reckoned with and always got his own way. He bought out all of his original investors for pennies on the dollar.
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:36 PM   #5
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I've always felt that the Lincoln Zephyr was one of the nicest looking cars ever built, thanks to Edsel.
When he had the Continental built for his own use, it was a home run. It's still one of the most beautiful cars ever built.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:11 AM   #6
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This is the building i work in, the way it looked long ago. Lincolns built here then Edsel's, it's still a Ford facility.



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Old 05-10-2011, 03:26 PM   #7
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THIS IS GREAT , I HAVE A FRIEND WHO HAS A 1937 JUST LIKE THIS AND HAVE A QUESTION. HOW DOES ONE TURN ON VOICE FOR VIDEO? i CAN GET VIDEO BUT NO VOICE?
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:02 AM   #8
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Ive always loved the Lincoln continetal, and i hope Ford brings it back. They need a rear wheel drive platform now, and i think Lincoln knows that. I hope so anyway. Richard from Lebanon countys Amish community. http://Amishstorys.com
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That was a very interesting video however, as a television producer; it bothers me when people in historic film footage are misidentified in the voice over. Clearly that was not Edsel in the clip with the ’40 Zephyr; it was William Clay or Benson Ford. That being said, I’m proud and, fortunate, to own three Lincoln’s, a 1939 Zephyr Convertible Club Coupe, a 1949 Cosmopolitan Convertible and a 1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible. The ’66 was ordered by my dad in September of 1965.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:35 PM   #10
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Full size Fords are still being made in Australia with rear drive.

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Old 05-11-2011, 08:55 PM   #11
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I worked for Bridgeport L&M back in 56. It was owned by Cl. Muse of Muse's raiders.
Nice guy.. He had the new continentals there had a chance to drive on. They came only with or with out AC. $9800 bucks and it was yours
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:10 PM   #12
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Manual, they stopped making the fairlane a few years back,I have one of the last ones,a nice car with a great motoer and 6 speed auto,but not as quite and smooth ride as my old V12 Jaguar,BUT more reliable for sure,Its main job is the tow car for the flathead dragster.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:32 AM   #13
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Mullally really wanted to pull the plug on Lincoln, but the worldwide presence of the brand's name is keeping it alive.

The question is whether the Waterfall Grill is enough to keep these new warmed over Fords alive.

I'd love to see a REAL Lincoln created. Something world class, limited edition, rear wheel drive, better ride than anything else on earth. They'd probably go back to Tata Motors and ask for the Aston or Jag foundation to build an American Super Sports Luxe.

Suicide Doors, MOMA recognition of the design, egg crate grill, NO Continental Kit. That would be something. Otherwise we get an up-price, up-content Ford that is crushed on resale value as the market realizes that it is nothing but a gussied up Fusion/Taurus/Edge/Expedition.
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This is an artist rendering of a Lincoln Town Car Concept, if only Ford would build it… I’d sure buy one!
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:42 AM   #16
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to damn round for me and by the time you hit the freeway with all the ricers it would blend in and you couldnt see it. Look at the 2011 Hyundai Genesis and the qabove is way to close to it.
I want classic production that stands out like a sore thumb. The 1972 M IV is a good example with a quarter mile long hood-lot of leg room-great driver and reasonably economical for the time. Now thats a car and with todays teck available it could be a little lighter and more economical under the hood. These round nose with the ass ends that look like they were hit in the ass buy a flat board has to go.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:13 AM   #17
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When I see something like this movie with Edsel, it makes me sad.

I've done a fair amount of reading on the history of the FoMoCo, and one of the tragedies is Ford's treatment of Edsel. He was really mean to him, sometimes bullying him in front of others. Ford's rationale was that Edsel was 'too soft', and needed toughening up. The truth was Edsel was the treasure of FoMoCo; had the the vision and imagination, while Henry was hidebound, mistrustful and rooted in old ways. He was much under the influence of Harry Bennett, the evil head of security, who was a real thug.

There was contention between Bennett and Edsel for Henry's attention.

Those of use who love the flathead era owe a lot to Edsel and his influence. Bob Gregorie, the visionary stylist was a close friend and protege of Edsel's. We have Gregorie to thank for the styling during the 30's.

We have Edsel to thank for hydraulic brakes, shift on the column, and other innovations.

By most contemporary reports Edsel was a gentle somewhat shy person.

After he died, the company floundered until Henry II took it over. One of his first actions was to fire Harry Bennett.

It's an interesting period, and much as we admire Henry for his part in history, he was far less human in his personal life.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:29 AM   #18
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I was a mechanic for Lincoln mercury from 1978-88. They were the best made American cars at that time. i own a few marks 1 & 2 & 3's and loved them. Great cars
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:37 AM   #19
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I took this Lincoln picture last weekend at the "Schloß Dyck Classic Days" concours in Germany. It's obvious why the Model-A was nicknamed "baby Lincoln", isn't it?

Besides a bunch of other classic Fords two Quadricycle replica were on show as well.
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Beautiful background shots. Nice Lincoln as well.
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