December 16, 2014

The Early Years of Lincoln Motor Cars

Lincoln has had a long history of building and releasing upscale vehicles to the market, but little know of its history. The Lincoln car company was founded in 1917 by Henry M. Leland who had previously founded Cadillac. In 1922, Lincoln was bought by the Ford Motor Company.
Lincoln had already released their L series previously, and the K series came out after they were bought. By the 1930s, Lincoln had found its place in the luxury-car segment, even going toe-to-toe with Cadillac. Their first popular car was the Zephyr which was released in 1936 and was a big hit among consumers, to the point that there came a time when majority of what Lincoln sold were Zephyrs.
Their next big break came with the release of their Continental model in 1939. The model would go on to be a bestseller for years to come, and the model run ended in 2002, spanning nine generations. Between those years, the manufacturers would produce other premium vehicles, such as the Mark II, Mark III, and Mark IV, as well as variations to the Continental. Lincoln would continue to produce high-end cars, from the Versailles, the Town Car, to the Navigator and their MK-Series.

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