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Question of the Day: What is your favorite Lincoln?

Give us your take in the comments section


It serves its niche as the luxury branch of the Ford Motor Company and has been going strong since it was founded more than a century ago. Lincoln is Ford’s Cadillac and has produced many great cars with striking lines and style.

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So dear readers, What is your favorite Lincoln?

Give us your take in the comments section. Like my high school history teacher always told me, “There are no wrong answers.”

My Take? Suicide door Continental.

David P. Castro
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  1. The 1961-65 cars are timeless. They are the very definition of quiet elegance. I also like the continental Mark III and the 1970-73 Lincoln sedans.

  2. My fave… Suicide door 1964 convertible! However the HUGE Towncars from the 1970-80s were fantastic stylish yachts.

  3. 1964 1/2. Suicide door convertible. LBJ bought several a year before 1964. In 1964, he calls Ford with his order and they tell him that they don’t make that car anymore. His response:”well I guess Ford doesn’t make tanks anymore either”. Thats supposedly why there was a limited run of 1964 1/2. My Dad had one.

  4. In the modern era, the 1956/57 Continental Mark ll is an extraordinary piece of automotive art.

    Superior in every way.

    In the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, Lincoln produced many exquisite motorcars with coach built bodies, multi-cylinder engines and wonderful design’s.

    Thank you, Edsel Ford.

  5. My favorite was the last one I had,
    A Black on Black 1998 Mark VIII LSC. ( Black Beauty )
    This was one of the best cars i owned. Period
    If Ford EVER made another one I would buy one on the spot.

  6. My all-time favorite Lincoln 79 Town Car, Executive package, black on black, very sinister appearance and the prices are going to the roof

  7. 1962 Continental convertible. Maroon with black leather interior. My family owned one in the late 60s and I used more than once to impress the girls. It was also used for parades of dignitaries

  8. I used to own a 1967 Convertible in Platinum. I became quite handy when it came to keeping the Limit Switches properly firing. I sold it in 2006 and wish everyday I still had it!

  9. Mine is my 2009 signature L.
    Finally hit 90,000 miles and runs and drives like new.
    But my favorite is the 64 suicide door convertable.

  10. 1957 Lincoln Premier 2door hard top. Biggest tail fins on the planet. Body designers and engineers stretched the imagination and gambled their reputation on the influence of jet age and Detroit’s awesome ability to put artwork in a hurtling piece of metal and rubber. I owed one and I’ll tell you, it was totally an amazing car for the American roadway in its era.

  11. For all of you ignorants, the 1961-62, this car, This MASTERPIECE!! Along with the Lincoln Mark IV, it is one of a Kind!! The engine, the body, the Gadgets, it makes it ONE of a KIND!!! And the Best part, it was made COMPLETELY IN THE GREAT USA!!!! I wish, and that’s all I can do, just wish, I had the Money to own one of this pieces of the Real, American Company!!!

  12. I had a 77 Town Coupe, what a HUGE 2 door, “personal luxury coupe” as it was called. Also the 64 Continental. Many people here want the convertible but the hardtop has such handsome lines! Let’s not rule out the 2018 Continental Black Label!!

    Honestly speaking… pick most any model, there’s so much to love!

  13. My 1979 Continental Mark V, all burgandy. Moon roof, 22,000 miles never in snow. May be for sale if I loose my storage.

  14. Looks like I’m a little late to the party here, but my short answer is the Lincoln Mark Series, and if I had to choose my favorite Mark Series car, it would be the 1956-57 Mark II.

    I’ve been lucky enough to own several Marks, including a 57 Mark II- which technically is NOT a Lincoln, as Continental was its own separate marque within Ford Motor Company at the time, sold at Lincoln dealerships, but positioned above Lincoln; the Continental name was soon re-absorbed into Lincoln. Yet in the advertising for years to come, Ford would try to preserve the heritage of the Mark Series cars being “Continentals” and not Lincolns (for example, advertising in the 70’s would commonly refer to the Mark IV as the Continental Mark IV- with no mention of Lincoln in the name, while referring to the standard Continental model that was available in 2 and 4 doors as the “Lincoln Continental”). Similarly, the “Lincoln” nameplate cannot be found on the Mark Series cars until the Mark VII. What we know today as the “Lincoln emblem”, the 4-pointed star, is actually the Continental Star, debuted on the Mark II while Continental was its own separate marque, hence it was not out of place when used on Mark Series cars during the time they had no “Lincoln” badging (but were officially Lincolns, nonetheless, during the Mark III-1985 Mark VII era).

    In addition to the 57 Mark II, I’ve also owned a 71 Mark III, 2 72 Mark IV’s, and quite a few 1993-1996 Mark VIII’s. All have been beautiful, amazing vehicles, with their own unique strengths and quirks, so choosing a favorite among them is a bit like comparing apples to oranges to some extent. That being said, if I was pressed, I’d have to say the 56-57 Mark II, due to their timeless style, inside and out, their rarity, and their hand-built quality and attention to detail.


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