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 8 Fun Facts about the Lincoln Motor Company

In 1961 new Continental model was introduced. Featuring sleek chassis and offered in both standard and convertible body styles, this model made the basis of the company’s sales in the 60s.

In January 1997 Lincoln presented a full-size luxury SUV – Lincoln Navigator. It was based on Ford Expedition.

Lincoln logo is presented in shape of a highly stylized compass with hands directed to every part of the world. At the same time, some people say that logo has an official name – The Lincoln Star. Either way, the company’s logo is one of the most recognizable emblems in auto world. In the eyes of customers, such design embodies the idea of something bright, luxurious and prestigious. There is another special version of Lincoln logo, called Cobra Star. It consists of traditional Lincoln badge coiled by snake of Shelby logo. It can be found only on bodies of customized Lincoln Motorsport vehicles.

Lincoln competes with BMW, Audi and Mercedes for the armored vehicle market. Company offers armored versions of its vehicles under Ballistic Protection Series. BPS presents the highest legally allowed level of ballistic protection – B/8. Those luxury fortresses
are extremely popular in Middle East as well as in US.


The Lincoln Town Car was the last American made car to have integrated structure instead of commonly used one-piece underframe. This key feature enables extended wheelbase and easy conversion to limousine.

In the 30s, two V12 engine models were launched – Lincoln KB and Lincoln Zephyr. This resulted in almost 10 times growth in production, compared to 1920.

Modified Zephyr Coupe was a predecessor for later model, Lincoln Continental – company’s first convertible. America’s entry into World War II made all automakers to suspend any production of automobiles for civilian use, in order to support American war effort. After the WW II ending, Lincoln continued to produce pre-war models.

In 1984 company introduced Lincoln Continental MK VII – a rear wheel drive luxury sports coupe. The model had gained success due to its good aerodynamics, full air suspension and anti-lock braking system.

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