Perhaps no American motor company is more indicative of golden age automotive class than Lincoln. For over 100 years, this brand has been the first name in motorized luxury.

 

In those 100 years, Lincoln has put out some of the most visually striking and physically comfortable vehicles of all time. Even today, the Lincoln brand is world-renowned for luxury, but how did it get there?

 

Check out these four classic Lincoln models for a little insight into how this prestigious reputation was built.

1929 Lincoln L Dietrich Convertible Coupe

 

One look at this gorgeous ride should be enough to take note of the 1929 Lincoln L Dietrich Convertible Coupe’s purpose: inspiring and astonishing anyone who has the pleasure of watching it drive by.

 

This extremely rare Lincoln’s exclusive greyhound mascot was hand-chosen by Edsel Ford himself as a symbol of this vehicle’s grace, elegance and speed.

1932 Lincoln KB LeBaron Convertible Roadster

 

The 1932 Lincoln KB LeBaron Convertible Roadster was the first Lincoln vehicle to feature a V12 engine, an incredibly popular choice for the time.

 

Only 112 versions of this specific model were produced in the year of its release, but nevertheless, it was still one of the least expensive KBs available, with pricing that started at just $4,600 (roughly $87,000 in today’s money).

 

To produce this vehicle, the manufacturer invited a number of custom coachbuilders to help supply bodies, of which LeBaron was the most prestigious at the time.

1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet

 

Originally designed as a special custom model for Edsel Ford himself, the 1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet so inspired all of Edsel’s closest friends that he chose to put the vehicle into regular production.

 

Renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright once called this luxurious automobile “the most beautiful car in the world.” In 1951, it was chosen by New York City’s Museum of Modern Art as one of eight vehicles put on exhibit as “excellent works of art.”

1961 Lincoln Continental Sedan

 

If Edsel Ford’s 1940 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet was the car responsible for giving birth to Lincoln’s most popular model, the 1961 Lincoln Continental Sedan holds the distinction of bringing it to the mainstream.

 

If there’s one car that could be referred to as Lincoln’s greatest hit, it’s this one. A shining example of what made Lincoln vehicles distinct, this vehicle offered an understated beauty that didn’t rely on excessive glitz and chrome to get its point across.

 

Powered by a 300-horsepower V8 engine, this ride offered just as much performance as it’s appearance promised. Even today, this car’s influence can be felt in each and every Lincoln model that rolls off the factory line.


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