Lincoln Continental Returns With 'Quiet Luxury'

Posted on August 28, 2017

If you ever wondered whatever happened to the Lincoln Continental, you're not alone.

For many years, it was the flagship for a luxury-car company that moved global dignitaries and U.S. presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to John F. Kennedy, even on that fateful day (a Continental codenamed SS-100-X by the Secret Service). The first Continental, envisioned by Edsel Ford, came along in 1939, and later, the Continental Mark II challenged even Rolls-Royce in price and class.

The Continental's popularity, however, faded over time, and in 2002, Lincoln stopped producing the car as it turned its focus to more Ford-like midsizers and crossovers, which, in all fairness, have done quite well.

But the Continental refused to go quietly into the night. It is back for 2017, and from all signs, Lincoln and parent-company Ford want to do right by the luxury brand.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Paul Riccardi

     | about 3 years ago

    The refusal of Lincoln/Ford to allow the Continental to be a Limousine Conversion is a tremdous confusion to all the livery operators worldwide, the loss millions/billions and business's, when the Town Car, the Mercury & Ford chassis were dropped cold. We receive calls weekly for the CONTINENTAL "LIMOUSIN CONBERSION", BUT MUST SADLY SAY "NO", per directions that "We Can NOT Build them per :Lincoln Orders. No warranty will apply to a CONTINENTAL limo conversion. I HAVE MAUYFACTURED OVER 3,365 Conversions since 1980, I simply say WHY NOT NOW, IT IS A BEAUTIFUL CHASSIS ?

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