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Which provider should really be the brand, though? The designer or the engineer? In other words, who deserves the most credit? I feel like the coachbuilders never got the credit they deserved. Lincoln (or any brand) weren't the ones that made their cars pretty and luxurious during that time.
 

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Which provider should really be the brand, though? The designer or the engineer? In other words, who deserves the most credit? I feel like the coachbuilders never got the credit they deserved. Lincoln (or any brand) weren't the ones that made their cars pretty and luxurious during that time.
I'm trying to think of a metaphor to help put this in perspective (for me at least) not getting there yet...

Didn't Ford say they had a machine that has the ability make personalized sheetmetal doable or something?
I was thinking of that too - did it involve 3D-printing?
we have a thread about that .....somewhere = FOUND
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think this aspect of "coachbuilding" might be getting off-topic and need a new thread? or Blog-post??
Would you like to try starting one?
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Bumped the old [BlackLabel] thread into What Could it Become?
 

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^^ if I remember from old ads that door in front of the rear wheel was a storage compartment for golf bags
 

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:thumb: hbmf3!

I'm surprised by KB's - it's almost funny -
don't honestly know if I'm "acquiring" an appreciation or that I just didn't know about them until recently
but
they seem to have a LOT of sneaky-subtle prescence that before I'd look to Duesenberg for

either way, I can (now) see how they'd be great inspiration for modern styling, at least in Feeling
 

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I agree 2b2! The Lincoln's of the 1930's enjoyed "bespoke" styling. It would be wise for Lincoln to "remember" and remind it's customers of this rich history. The 1939 Lincoln Model K V12 convertible limousine specially built for FDR (the "Sunshine Special") was the first car specially built for Presidential use. I've seen the car displayed at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan and it is very impressive. Let's hope Lincoln continues to highlight its unique heritage. :smile:
 

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file under: ( NOT A ) Lincoln... Heritage videos/photos

Scot Carr shared his post to the group:
The Classic Lincoln and Continental Appreciation Society @ facebook

Continental Berline MkIII, 1955 studio for 1958my

Barry Wolk said:
...this was the Continental Division derivative...
...It clearly came out of Continental and not Lincoln, although the architecture was nearly the same as the upcoming Lincoln. This design was fully developed as a unit body car. It was designed as a suicide-door car.


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just-imho, the New Continental seems it might be replaying this part of history...
...In Reverse :joyous:
 

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Oh ... so ... glad ... this thread was brought back to the top! Holy cow ... so much eye candy car porn awesomeness!


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Re: file under: ( NOT A ) Lincoln... Heritage videos/photos

Thanks my friend, what a great find! These photo's provide insight into what the Continental Division was thinking about during the 1950's. I do think this 1950's Continental prototype, that was never produced, helped to inspire the iconic design of the 1961 Lincoln Continental sedan classic. Lincoln Motor Company does not need to be ashamed building authentic Lincoln Motor automobiles that classically define this new period of global luxury vehicles. I'm excited that the new Lincoln Continental sedan or 2017 Navigator may, with out reservation, proudly be my next luxury vehicle. :clap:
 

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not about a car but...

Mark Phelan | Detroit Free Press | July 12, 2015

A century ago, 21-year-old Edsel Ford and six friends whose families would shape Detroit in the 20th Century set out for a last fling, a cross-country road trip before taking up the responsibilities of adulthood.

This week, drivers from the Historic Vehicle Association will leave the ancestral Ford estate in Dearborn in an identical 1915 Ford Model T Touring Car to recreate the forgotten journey...

+ short video @ site
which not would embed for me
 

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