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Re: LINCOLN [Black Label]...what is it, what SHOULD it be?

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The problem may well be that Cartier is no longer interested in that tie up. If Lincoln has fallen as far as would appear why would Cartier put their brand at risk by associating with it?
That may very well be the case, and I am sure an armored truck with unmarked bills parked at Cartier headquarters can mitigate much of the risk.


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THANK YOU 2b2 for bringing up 2-tone paint! I thought I was the only one who wants that again. 2-tone paint would work well with the contours of the design. Black with Ginger Ale could work (can the name be changed to Champagne please? Ginger Ale sounds like a kiddy drink not fitting for Lincoln). Perhaps all black body with gold pinstripe, blackout grille and black and gold interior?? Same could be done using silver, red, light ice blue, dark green and maybe even white or off white...
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tho my vision is a highly restricted 2-tone - imho way too easy to go too far and actually dilute the whole thing (imho)
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with just a super-black lower color, this SORTA recalls-while-NEGATING the whole livery blackcar stigma


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...Germeezy1, I agree with the color label naming not fitting in. I would also like to see Cartier be the top model again as it was in the past. The Designer Series was always a favorite at Lincoln since introduced in 1976. Maybe expand to a Coachbuilder Series bring Coachbuilder names from the past and styled with custom interiors as part of the Bespoke program as well.
I like the just Black+White label theme I'm pushing ('natch)
believe it has a cultural meaning (why so many use it)
AND would be fairly easy to replace/upgrade sometime without everyone getting bent out of shape with nostalgia
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don't ever want to see outsiders' names again (unless they're begging to bankroll the program)
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main point:
imho the whole thing with the designer series was to be "different"
but now
Lincolns desperately need to ESTABLISH a DNA ie& a family resemblance (not cookiecutter/sausage-lengths)

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Thought of something earlier after my other post this morning..

Could Lincoln Black Label be something similar to Cadillac Shield Program??
oops forgot this...

DO we know what the Shield Program IS?
or if it even EXISTS?

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oops forgot this...

DO we know what the Shield Program IS?
or if it even EXISTS?
Yes the Shield program is one that entails Cadillac's purchase benefits including free maintenance that are no cost benefits for purchasing a Cadillac vehicle.


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Yes the Shield program is one that entails Cadillac's purchase benefits including free maintenance that are no cost benefits for purchasing a Cadillac vehicle.
so it's on-going as we speak...err...type?
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tho I ranted about a customer-service "Star Program" for Lincoln before ever reading about the Shield Program (ONCE on GMI),
that's not what I'd pick for the guts of [ Black Label ]

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so it's on-going as we speak...err...type?
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tho I ranted about a customer-service "Star Program" for Lincoln before ever reading about the Shield Program (ONCE on GMI),
that's not what I'd pick for the guts of [ Black Label ]
http://www.cadillac.com/owners/shiel...adillac_shield



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Re: LINCOLN [Black Label]...what is it, what SHOULD it be?

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so it's on-going as we speak...err...type?
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tho I ranted about a customer-service "Star Program" for Lincoln before ever reading about the Shield Program (ONCE on GMI),
that's not what I'd pick for the guts of [ Black Label ]
Lincoln already offers free maintance on their vehicles for 4 years 50k miles

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^ thought I had an old idea written down about this, Andrew
but all I've found so far is a brief note about a "VIP lifestyle club"
+ some special leasing options
and Star-Logo accessories


TY for the link, germeezy

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Re: LINCOLN [Black Label]...what is it, what SHOULD it be?

Well this thread has made it to Autoblog, and they saw fit to quote me. They took my quote with regard to using Black Label as a performance line and applied it as though it were my opinion on Lincoln using it in any sense. They really struggle with reading comprehension over there, and yet they probably still consider themselves journalists.

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/11/02/f...l-for-lincoln/
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Well this thread has made it to Autoblog, and they saw fit to quote me. They took my quote with regard to using Black Label as a performance line and applied it as though it were my opinion on Lincoln using it in any sense. They really struggle with reading comprehension over there, and yet they probably still consider themselves journalists.

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/11/02/f...l-for-lincoln/
hmmph...
they gave us a link-back BUT didn't use our name

guess from now on if I post something from Autoblog, I'll just say it's from "a car blog"

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