Premiere 4-Door Hardtop
Premiere 4-Door Hardtop
- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 368 Cu. In.
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
1957 Lincoln Premiere 4-Door Hardtop
1957 Lincoln Premiere 4-Door Hardtop #4664
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.
Hailing from our friendly neighbor to the North and for consignment, a 3 owner beautiful example of the 1957 Lincoln Premier in four door hardtop format and two tone color exterior. Fully frame off restored 5 years ago and dripping with mid 1950's styling, this car makes use of Saturn Yellow (pale yellow), and Sand, (ivory white), 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 1955 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 resting just under the stacked headlights and then the massive lower bumper for the bottom. Topping the hood is a beautiful large hood ornament in the form of a ribbed round housing with a starburst gunsight in the center of the clear plastic, and he sits within a small spear 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, $30K Canadian worth of chrome work to be exact. All this dripping is going on top of a gorgeous coat of Saturn Yellow paint, which is polished to a spit shine and is miles deep. Throughout the rest of the straight steel, we see more Saturn Yellow, script badging in your grandmother's handwriting, rocker trimming running the length between the wheel wells and a lower beltline spear that does a creative V dip at the rear to meet up with the wrap around rear trimmings. On the back, large inverted V tail lights occupy the rear of the outward canted fins. A Lincoln with fins...how perfectly jet age! Between these lights is the expansive trunk that rivals a 2 bedroom NYC apartment and just below is a long chrome and black horizontally ribbed trim bar. A big rear bumper just below, which has the reverse lights inserted and tailpipes just below. Wide whites and starburst badged wheel covers are all around and all in excellent condition. A shout out to the Sand 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 beige insert and some brown embossed broadcloth above. The window crank is in a big round dish bezel with perfectly preserved chrome. A ivory vinyl strip runs below and is followed underneath with mirror polished stainless, oh and I can't forget the starburst appearance again. A nifty molded-in courtesy light is just above the crank, and we note the rocker switches for the power vent windows and power locks. Lowering my RayBan Wayfarers on my nose, I can peer better into the passenger compartment. Here I see a large bench with embossed mocha brown tuck and roll inserts in broadcloth, with beige leather surrounding bolsters. In back is a long rear bench with a beige leather armrest in the center. Talk about mid century 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 dark brown padding and the bottom being pale yellow steel. 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. Dark brown carpet is below, and a white vinyl headliner is above both pristine condition. Lest we forget the black and white bakelite steering wheel with its half-round bowtie-esque horn ring in chrome and factory AM radio as well as a hidden AM/FM/CD player in the glovebox.
The original 368ci V8 is under the hood and sits within a nicely restored and 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 aqua blue for the block with black add ons, a gold air cleaner cover and valve covers with turquoise Lincoln script on top of both covers.
The car's undercarriage is rust free, with a solid frame and floor pans and a coating of black rustproofing that was installed during the restoration. The dual 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 power steering can be noted. Independent coil springs for the front suspension and giving the cushy Lincoln ride and this car is equipped with the not oft seen automatic suspension greaser.
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 mid century 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 very few are being restored to this condition due to the exorbitant cost, you really 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 full of envy...da, da, da, da da, da, da, da da da...Batman!
WA-Wayne, IN Assy Plant
17890-Sequential Unit Number
BAJ57B-Premiere 4 Door Hardtop
51-Saturn Gold & Sand
724-Beige & Mocha Cloth
M15-15th December Build
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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