1956 Lincoln Premiere
1956 Lincoln Premiere
The Lincoln Premiere was a luxury car model sold by Lincoln in the 1956 to 1960 model years. Positioned below the company's Continental Mark II during 1956–1957 and above the Capri it was based on from 1956–1959, it was produced in 2 and 4 door versions which could both accommodate up to six people. The Premiere sedan was the mid-level sedan under the Continental Mark III-V sedans, until it was replaced with the 1961 Continental sedan.
For consignment a beautiful example of the 1956 Lincoln Premier in four door format, and two tone color exterior. Dripping with mid 1950's styling, this car makes use of Island Coral (pink), and Presidential Black, just like the bathroom in your grandmother's rancher back in the early 1960s. Shades of the Batmobile on the front headlights taken from the previous year's styling of the Ford concept car called the Futura from the previous year. This car is near perfect in condition and has left no stones unturned in the restoration and options.
With its borrowed headlight shape from the Lincoln Futura, it is looking much like the St. Louis arch with the bezels and descending waterfall vents on either side. Just below a horizontal ribbed grille, with a large bumper topper running through the middle housing the ovoid styled turn signals. More horizontal ribbing below this, and then the massive lower bumper for the bottom. Topping the hood is a beautiful large hood ornament in the form of a gold knight in armor torso, and he sits within a dual chromed V which streaks rearward towards the large windshield. Add in some L I N C O L N blocked type across the front of the hood, and now we are dripping with chrome. All this dripping is going on top of a gorgeous coat of Island Coral Pink paint, which is polished to a spit shine and is miles deep. Throughout the rest of the straight steel, we see more Island Coral, script badging in your grandmother's handwriting, rocker trimming which begins on the front quarter as a spear, and runs rearward where it widens, and frames the rear wheel well. On back, large inverted V taillights have a big rear bumper just below, which has tailpipes inserted. Wide whites and dog dish chromed wheels are all around and all in excellent condition. A shout out to the black roof, and all the chrome surrounding the windows, pillars and door sills…worth the price of admission just with this.
Some additional jet age styling inside on the door panels with sleek door pulls, a rounded chevron white insert and some pink vinyl above. The window crank is in a big round dish bezel with perfectly preserved chrome. A black strip runs below and is offered up in carpeting. A nifty molded-in courtesy light is just above the crank. Lowering my Ray Ban Wayfarers on my nose, I can peer better into the passenger compartment. Here I see a large bench with black tuck and roll inserts in broadcloth, with pink leather surrounding bolsters. In back is a long rear bench with a pink leather armrest in the center. Talk about midcentury styling, take a gander at the dash. It is loaded with innovative design, from the spaceship toggled air controls, to the cone shaped knobs with Bakelite and chrome, to the additional raised dash gauge cluster which pops out of the dash top in front of the driver, near center of the dash. The dash utilizes a crushed oval (chevron) style shape with the top being black and the bottom being pink. Controls for power windows, power seats, a power antenna, power brakes, and numerous controls are positioned within reach of the driver. All in 50's style. Black carpet is below, and a pink vinyl headliner is above both pristine condition.
The original 368ci V8 is under the hood and sits within a nicely aged very well cared for engine bay. This original mill has a single 4-barrel carburetor atop, and a 3-speed automatic Turbo-drive on back. A 3.07 rear axle is also noted for the drivetrain. This mill is bathed in 50's green block with turquoise add ons, nice black air cleaner cover and valve covers with turquoise Lincoln script on top of both covers.
On the back of this undercarriage is a fresh coat of rustproofing. The remainder of the car's undercarriage is rust free, with a solid frame and floorpans. Exhaust is all buttoned up with no holes or leaks, and all mechanicals are solid as a rock. Power drum brakes are on all 4 corners, and some newer steering parts can be noted.
A quick starter, and off to the test track where I could play with all the buttons and knobs to my heart's content. And they all worked! Fine smooth acceleration, a smooth idle, good braking, and fantastic cornering for a large car, this is a real 1950's treat. Being a sucker for midcentury modern design doesn't hurt either. A highlight is the type font on the speedo, check it out. Those 50's automotive stylists were so kewl.
Very few examples of this car will exist, and in this condition, you are in hen's teeth territory. All beautiful, this is Lincoln at its finest, and this is not even the high end! Bang for your buck would be the buzz word for these beautiful pieces of Detroit sculpted iron, all with the customer in mind to show off their excesses to their suburban neighbors. Put this beauty in your driveway and imagine the response you'll get. Neighbors will be pink with envy...da, da, da, da da, da, da, da da da...Batman!
LA-Los Angeles, CA Assy Plant
7148-Sequential Unit Number
STYLE BY73B-Lincoln Premier 4 Door Sedan
99-Island Coral & Presidential Black
656-Coral Leather, Black Cloth
8L-November 8th Build Date
37-37th Car Built That Day
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