Lincoln

Lincoln Car

Lincoln an automobile company named after Abraham Lincoln is a luxury brand of Ford Motor Company of America. Lincoln was founded in 1917 by Henry M Leland. Lincoln became a success in America along with Cadillac and Packard with no changes in the chassis, V8 L-head engine. Ford Motor company did little for the updating of Lincoln Model L in 1920 which was powered by 385-cid V-8 with 90 brake horsepower and by 1930 it was anachronism: unfashionably upright and sluggish next to contemporary cars. In 1931 a new lincoln model K was introduced with 145 inch wheelbase chassis, 120bhp V8 with features that lad to precision built quality. Lincoln Model K had a turque tube drive, worm and roller steering, hydraulic shock absorbers by Houdaille and mechanical brakes.

In 1934 when the sales were low Lincoln introduced a single 414cid V12 a KA unit with 150bhp, most Lincolns reached 95mph with small headlamps, parking lamps, and color-matched metal spare-tire covers. In 1936 Lincoln Zephyr was introduced featured with 267cu in V12 which became a success and with latest tooling retained adding hallmark to the vertically mounted spare tire. Lincoln Zephyr went through many mechanical alterations before 1940 to cure persistent problems that occurred. Lincoln Continental was introduced in 1941 with slight fender mounted parking, turn indicator lights and for continentals, pushbutton exterior door.

The main design difference between Lincoln models was the grillwork composed of vertical and horizontal bars with lincoln emblem in the upper segment. The Lincoln continental mark II it was revised and produced by short lived continental division and was merged in 1958. Lincoln has a history for official state limousines for US President in 1939 V12 convertible called sunshine special used by Roosevelt, Bubble Top used by Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy. In 1969 LIncoln was used by Nixon and in 1972 it was used by Ford, Carter,Reagen and Bush. The latest Lincoln models are Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MkZ, Lincoln Navigator and Lincoln town car. Lincoln achieved some spectacular performances at the Carrera Panamericana -- virtually unrivalled in the Inter­national Standard Class and took first five place in 1952 and top four in 1953. Lincoln's latest models are of hybrid technology with gasoline engines and electric battery driven motors with Ecoguide, power passenger seats, reverse sensing system, keyless entry keypad and personal safety system.

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