A little over a month ago, we brought you the details of a new Lincoln Continental with “suicide doors” that was being debuted.
In short order, all 80 of the large luxury sedans have been purchased, some at a cost of over $110,000 according to Fox News. That was the entire production number of the stretched Continental for 2019, but Lincoln Motor Company will soon be taking orders for a 2020 models.
Smart money says the production for the 2020s will be greater than 80, but we’ll see.
The 80 2019 models were made to commemorate the Continental’s 80th anniversary.
“This Lincoln Continental echoes a design that captured the hearts of car enthusiasts around the world,” said Joy Falotico, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “It’s something bespoke only Lincoln can offer in a thoroughly modern way.”
Lincoln Continental began as a custom luxury vehicle handcrafted by chief stylist Eugene T. Gregorie for Edsel Ford in 1939. Years later, the 1961 Continental introduced the unique center-opening doors and a chrome-accented upper shoulder line that established a signature look for Lincoln.
“The center-opening doors became synonymous with the Lincoln Continental, even though they were only featured primarily in the ’60s,” says David Woodhouse, design director, The Lincoln Motor Company. “They struck such a chord that they’re still remembered so fondly today.”
Woodhouse says the element is both dramatic and distinctive. “It was truly a watershed moment for us in terms of iconic design,” he adds.
Each of the 80 units in this limited production for 2019 will have a special doorsill plate featuring its number in the run.
In keeping with the spirit of arriving in style, the 2019 Lincoln Continental’s innovative electronic door system allows doors to be unlatched in a smooth, single motion, making entry and exit both effortless and quiet.
With Lincoln’s exclusive 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, Continental delivers the power and performance today’s luxury clients expect with an impressive 400 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. Three Drive Modes, including Normal, Sport and Comfort, allow clients to personalize their driving experience.
To complement its smooth, powerful drive, this special edition features Perfect Position seats that adjust 30 ways, plus Active Noise Control for a quiet interior. A Revel Ultima Audio experience allows drivers to select one of three listening modes, including stereo, audience and on-stage.
I love it! We had a 1966 Lincoln, Platimun Diamond Ice which was light blue. We bought it when we moved to Ann Arbor Michigan from California in 1981. We had a 1966 T Bird that had just been painted and we didn?t want it to get wrecked from the salted roads. The Lincoln already had holes in it; we cruised to Detroit many times!
December 22, 2018 @ 9:42am
Thanks for being part of the family Karen, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!