Lincoln Automobile History
Real American Luxury
Since 1921, Lincoln has been an icon of the American
power elite. The lincoln brand quickly became known for its unique
comfort and luxury. Lincoln continues to capture the American spirit
to this day with its world-class luxury vehicles and remains a leader
in the American luxury automobile market.
Unknown to most, Lincoln was started by Henry M. Leland,
the founder of Cadillac.
General Motors purchased Cadillac from Henry M. Leland
for $5.5 million in 1909. Henry M. Leland is invited to continue
operating Cadillac, which he does until 1917, when he decides to
form Lincoln Motor Co.
Five years later, for just $8 million dollars, Ford
Motor Company bought Lincoln Motor Company from Henry M. Leland.
Lincoln became the first "outsider" to join the Ford family
of brands and began Ford Motor Company's beginning as the manufacturer
of an American luxury automobile icon.
The 1922 Lincoln Town Car, (shown below), was custom-built
on the request of Henry Ford for use as his own personal vehicle,
and featured an open chauffeur's compartment and a fully enclosed
Commonly Referred to as a "Limosine" today, this configuration
elevated Lincoln to a true american symbol of status and power.
By 1924, the Lincoln brand was fast becoming the car of choice for
the powerful and wealthy segment of American society. Lincoln owners
included such notables as Herbert Hoover, Thomas Edison and W.C.
Lincoln takes an approach that embraces elegance and style, with
a balance of excitement and restraint. Unique and unabridged. Like
most Lincoln owners, Lincoln refuses to compromise on performance,
style or comfort. As a result, the experience of driving a Lincoln
is pure luxury and excitement.
You only need to glance at Lincoln's luxury car line-up to see
this for yourself.
1968 "Stretch" Lincoln Presidential Limosine
Lincoln's vehicle model history is primarily dominated by a few
evolving lines of luxury cars, including the Lincoln Mark, Lincoln
Continental and Lincoln Town Car. Each new model year is improved
to meet Lincoln Motor Company's goal of providing "elegance
at its finest". It's no wonder that I, among many others, are
devout Lincoln enthusiasts.
A few quick Lincoln Stats:
Lincoln dealerships number over 1500 worldwide
it's automobiles in 38 markets worldwide
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