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PostHeaderIcon Lincoln Navigator

The days of a worn-out, aging Navigator are gone. Lincoln has finally given its full-size luxury SUV a proper makeover, complete with a high-horsepower EcoBoost V-6, an upscale appearance and perhaps the classiest interior ever seen in the American SUV segment. Of course, the new Navigator is based on Ford’s all-new Expedition. Both share a new high-strength steel frame, aluminum construction for the body, and Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission. Cadillac has held the luxury SUV torch for years with its well-regarded Escalade, but Lincoln could soon be taking the lead.

“Quiet luxury is both a look and a feeling. The all-new Navigator embodies both.” That’s what Lincoln president Kumar Galhotra said about the Navigator when it debuted at the 2017 New York Auto Show. He continued, saying, “The sleek styling, spacious interior, and technology are all designed to make each trip effortless.”

Lincoln has worked tirelessly to build back its reputation of class, elegance, and that old-school charm. Take those Matthew McConaughey commercials, for example. He’s wearing a suit – tie gone, collar undone – hand sprawled over the steering wheel after a long day at some white-collar position in a successful career built over time. It’s smooth jazz music playing softly with rain falling on an empty city street; it’s a mellow yet engaging game of poker and coming away with the winning hand. “The feeling stays with you,” the commercial says. It’s this modern, minimalistic yet richly decorated idea of luxury Lincoln is attempting to tie to its brand image. Regardless of the advertisements, if Lincoln keeps building vehicles like the Navigator, the idea should stick.

Keep reading for the full run-down of Lincolns’ newest seven-seater.


PostHeaderIcon Official: 2018 Lincoln Navigator

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The undisputed reign of the Caddy Escalade as the ultimate bling bling SUV is about to face a serious challenge posed by this, the new 2018 Lincoln Navigator. Just like its predecessor, the new Navi is big, it’s luxurious, and it’s imposing. But unlike them it isn’t a wasteful gas-guzzler made out pig iron and garbage cans. . It is now refined, sophisticated and well-made. 

2018 Lincoln Navigator is powered by a twin-turbo V6 engine with an estimated 450 horsepower delivered through a 10-speed transmission. That sounds about right for a car this big, especially as it has a high-strength aluminum-alloy body that removes nearly 200 pounds compared to the previous model. Additional weight savings have been reinvested in features such as towing capability and quietness. For example, laminated front and side glass contributes to the quietest Navigator cabin ever.

The new Navigator also has an interesting design that has some cool retro elements about it. But the best part of this SUv is the interior, both in terms of design and features. It is also pretty up to date, and comes with with six USB ports, four 12-volt power outlets and a 110-volt plug. An available wireless phone charger in the first-row center console media bin eliminates tangled cords. There is even a Personal Profile feature which uses the key fob to recall individual driver preferences for adapting seat, mirror and pedal positions, as well as climate control and entertainment settings.

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Other highlights include SYNC 3 with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, available rear-seat entertainment system allows passengers to stream content wirelessly with an Android device to one of the 10-inch adjustable screens mounted on the rear of the front seats, standard Wi-Fi, and available Revel Ultima audio with 20 speakers.

The post Official: 2018 Lincoln Navigator appeared first on Motorward.

PostHeaderIcon The New Lincoln Navigator is Here, and You're Going to Want One

When Lincoln showed off the Navigator Concept in New York last year, we thought for sure Lincoln was trying to give us a reach around without the happy ending. But, as it turns out, that isn’t the case at all. The new Lincoln Navigator doesn’t just show progressive thinking and a true understanding of public desire, but it looks nearly identical to the concept – something that just doesn’t happen these days with American-made vehicles. It’s got those long, beautiful body lines, that new grille design that’s prominent and dominating, the mildly aggressive hood, and a stylish fascia that is actually an improvement over the 2016 concept. And, if that isn’t enough, LED fog lights are hidden down below, while the headlight transfer straight over from concept with an even more modern look thanks to extremely clear lenses and a healthy dose of LED light. But, it doesn’t stop there.

It might not have the cool gullwing doors that the concept had, but you open those doors, and you’ll find one of the plushest interiors in this segment. A huge departure from the aged and overplayed current-gen model, this interior is also nearly identical to the concept. The dash is low and straight to the point, providing a firm basis for a spacious interior. Where the last-gen model was big and bulky, the new model is on-point and upscale – exactly what the Lincoln brand is supposed to stand for. The seats offer excessive padding and support while the center console serves as a nerve center for interior control. The infotainment system controls are integrated with the HVAC controls, a feature that saves space and simplifies things at the same time. A new shifter design (buttons on the dash) make the console more open and more like a command center than anything offered by the competition.

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PostHeaderIcon Lincoln Continental Black Label Edition

There once was a time when owning a Lincoln Continental meant that you belonged in the upper crust of society. It was a status symbol as much as it was a luxury sedan and having one meant that you had a license to roll down your windows to be seen driving one. Those days are long gone, and for a lot of the younger auto enthusiasts, mentioning the name “Lincoln Continental” doesn’t evoke the kind of response the way it used to. Ford, the parent company of Lincoln since 1922, hopes to change all of that when it brought back the Continental in 2016 after spending the last 14 years on the shelf. Now, the Continental is a year into its newest life, and it’s already getting a Black Label special edition.

One iteration of the Continental Black Label Edition is “Rhapsody,” of which its overarching theme is blue. Lots of it. In fact, a large majority of the car’s surface is blue, be it on the exterior or in the interior. And since this is a Continental, Lincoln didn’t just settle for any kind of blue surface, particularly in the cabin where swaths of premium materials are used throughout its whole surface.

According to Marcia Salzberg, Lincoln’s senior designer for color and materials, the decision to go with the specific color went beyond spinning the color wheel and settling for where the arrow ended up pointing at. “

“We had so much inspiration, from all around us,” Salzberg said. “We looked at the color of custom business suits, at nature, how day fades into night, how the sky gets so soft and velvety. We looked at our heritage, at Lincolns of the past – at how blue was such an important, signature color.”

The finished product is, without question, a unique take on the Continental. Other versions of the Black Label Edition are also available, specifically in Chalet and Thoroughbred themes that come with their own unique themes.

It remains to be seen if the Black Label Edition will help the Lincoln Continental regain some of its lost luster. At least the Continental is back, which is more than what it could’ve have said a few years ago when the nameplate was collecting dust.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Lincoln Continental Black Label Edition.


PostHeaderIcon Lincoln MKC – Driven

Lincoln continues to fight its way back from the dead as Ford continues pouring money into its luxury brand. Its relatively new vehicle lineup is certainly helping thanks to an increased appeal to a wider, more discerning audience. One of Lincoln’s front-runners is the MKC crossover – a high-class version of the Ford Escape fitted with its own styling and unique interior. The Ford elements shine through where it counts, like the surprisingly robust 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine.

I recently spent a week with a 2016 Lincoln MKC Reserve, the next most expensive trim grade below the swanky Black Label trim. Its long list of standard equipment and well-appointed interior solidifies Lincoln has some great ingredients in this crossover cake. A quick scan of the Monroney sticker confirms that. Items like HID headlights and LED taillights, dual exhaust tips, 20-inch wheels give the MKC a class appearance while plushy leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, the SNYC3 infotainment system, and metallic trim make the interior a welcoming place to ride.

Then there’s the optional 2.3-liter EcoBoost. Minus a few changes, this EcoBoost can also be found in the Ford Mustang. The turbocharged engine produces a respectable 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque in Lincoln spec, and sends power to all four wheels. Strong power and all-weather traction are trademarks of the luxury car market, but how well does the 2016 Lincoln MKC perform as a whole? Keep reading to find out.

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PostHeaderIcon Lamborghini Huracan Breaks in Half, then Bursts into Flames in Chicago

It seems like accidents involving supercars tend to happen on a somewhat regular basis. Today, I’m here to talk about an accident involving a Lamborghini Huracan that met its untimely demise in the windy city over the weekend. Reports are still coming in from various sources, but as you can see from the image above, the Lambo not only split in half but caught on fire as well. Fortunately, witnesses on the scene were able to pull the drive from the wreckage just before it burst into flames.

For now, no official information has been released, but a report from NBC 5 out of Chicago says that witnesses claim a Lincoln MKS made contact with the Hurcane which ultimately sent it straight into the telephone pole that broke the car in half. The rear half continued in that direction until it struck a fence while the front half of the vehicle sat in the middle of the street. Reports indicate that the passenger cell that is built into the Huracan – much like that of other supercars like the McLaren 650S, for example – protected the driver like it was supposed to.

It’s an unfortunate happening for the driver of the Huracan – totaling a $240,000 car can ruin anyone’s week – but at least he walked away with his life. For now, Chicago police are still investigating the accident.

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PostHeaderIcon 2016 Mecum Monterey Auction – Preview

Mecum Auctions has been involved with collector cars for almost three decades now, growing from a small family business to selling roughly 20,000 lots per year. In addition to top-dollar automobiles, Mecum also offers vintage motorcycles, collectible road art, and believe it or not, tractors. But you and I don’t really care about all that other stuff – we’re in it for the cars, from cutting-edge performance machines to ironclad muscle cars, antique classics to no-frills racers. Thankfully, Mecum has the entire spread on tap. The auction house averages more than one event per month, but one of the biggest is in California for Monterey Car Week. Roughly 600 vehicles are slated to hit the block for 2016, and we’ve got some of the most interesting of them profiled right here.

Highlighting the lineup for Monterey is the Modern Speed Collection, a host of ultra-high-end speed-mobiles from the present day. Mecum calls it “the apex of 21st Century automotive performance,” and picking through the offerings, I’m inclined to agree. Think rare, gorgeous, and absurdly quick.

TopSpeed will be on the scene this year, bringing you all the latest. Read on for a taste of what’s in store.

Update 08-20-2016 5:00 P.M. PST We’re on the scene at Mecum and have updated this preview with a welcome video. Check it out in the preview below.

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PostHeaderIcon Lincoln Continental Cabriolet

The Lincoln Continental has had an interesting and somewhat choppy history. It originally started out as a custom one-off for Edsel Ford himself, but Ford realized that he could sell such a model, and the prototype quickly became a production model. That was 1939, at which point every Continental that was built was done so by hand. Eventually, Lincoln got around to making machine dies in 1941, but the car was only produced for another year before WWII brought production to a halt. Which brings us to this car – a 1942 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet.

This car will be going under the hammer at Mecum’s auction during the 2016 Monterey Car Week, and is just 1 of 136 models that were produced before the war forced Lincoln to stop production. Even more important is the fact that only 27 of the original 136 models are believed to be in existence, making this one rare vehicle. It has been through Concours restoration and has even be refreshed in the correct Darian Blue from 1942. And, as you can see from the picture above, this is one fine example of history – one that I could go without writing about when I saw it listed for auction.

With that said, let’s take a good look at the car and talk a little more about it.

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PostHeaderIcon Lincoln Continental Convertible

Some cars are special because of their racing background, recalling a moment when man and machine triumphed in a battle of speed. Other cars are special for their heritage, representing a particular slice of time that encompasses an experience from long ago. This car is special because of its previous owner. You see, the bright white slice of Americana you see before you was once the personal transportation of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the wife of John. F. Kennedy and First Lady of the United States. This Lincoln Continental was parked at the White House garage and used by Jackie O during JFK’s tenure as the 35th President of the United States, and perfectly encapsulates that period through it’s broad, simple design, boat-like on-road demeanor, and seemingly endless style. What’s more, it’s going up for sale later this month.

This luxury full-size four-door carries the VIN number 1Y86H420678, and is a certified history lesson on wheels. It’s seen only one other owner besides the trend-setting First Lady, and it’s received an older restoration to keep it fresh.

So what’s Mrs. Kennedy’s previous personal ride really like? Read on to find out.

Continue reading to learn more about this unique 1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible.


PostHeaderIcon Lincoln MKZ

Lincoln has always been Ford’s luxury brand, but when stacked against other luxury brands like Mercedes and Lexus, some feel Lincoln just doesn’t compete. Even with the release of the MK series, Lincoln still couldn’t get the following it really wanted. That said, Lincoln felt it was necessary to redesign it for the 2017 model year with some new features and styling.

Most of the time, a “redesign” in the automotive world isn’t really a redesign as much as it is an adjustment to current looks – but that isn’t exactly the case with the 2017 MKZ. It features a new grille design and some new features, but it looks a lot like the 2013 concept we saw a couple years back.

In a press release announcing the 2017 MKZ, Kumar Galhotra, President of Lincoln, said, “Our customers are looking for three attributes in a luxury midsize sedan – technologies that ease their everyday experience, a beautiful design that is crafted with attention to detail, and a vehicle with impressive power that makes it a pleasure to drive.” He continued, “The new Lincoln MKZ elevates all of these attributes – and many more – to create a compelling entry in this large and highly competitive portion of the luxury market.”

The new MKZ has a lot of available options like adaptive cruise control, a concert-quality audio system, and enhanced park assist, among others. Lincoln customers can even get exclusive in-home design consultation if they option for a Black Label interior package. So, the real question is whether or not the 2017 Lincoln MKZ will live up to the luxury hype and actually be able to fully compete in the luxury segment. We’ll have to see how things go, but for now we’ll take a look at what Lincoln has done to step its game up and better compete in the luxury segment.

Updated 06/02/2016: Lincoln has released prices for the 2017 Lincoln MKZ. Check the “Prices” section below for all the details.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Lincoln MKZ.


PostHeaderIcon Ford Files Trademark For Zephyr Name

Lincoln’s use of the Zephyr name dates all the way back to 1936. The Zephyr only lasted until 1940 and from there, it was periodically used by the automaker, most recently in 2006 when the Lincoln Zephyr was introduced as the company’s version of the Ford Fusion. The model was eventually renamed the MKZ and from there, the Zephyr name has been relegated to the shelves. That could soon change with reports that Ford Motor Company has officially applied to trademark the “Zephyr” name for the first time since 2013.

Granted, trademark filings like this could go in a number of different directions and Ford’s application for the name falls under “motor vehicles and parts and accessories thereof.” It’s an ambiguous description that could mean a new car or, well, parts and accessories. But given the history of the Zephyr name and the sheer absurdity of the naming a part or an accessory with that name, smart money is on the trademark being used for a future model.

The filing also ties into Ford’s recent push to bring what was once America’s most prominent luxury brand back to life. The arrival of the new Continental has been met with incredible interest and combined with the Navigator flagship SUV, Lincoln has its two important cornerstone models. Adding the Zephyr into the mix could at least help increase interest in the brand as Lincoln moves away from its “MK-” nomenclature and bring back the names of the models that brought it to prominence in the past.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.


PostHeaderIcon Lincoln MKC

Reinventing yourself is never an easy thing to do, especially if you’re a 100-year-old car company trying to make ends meet in the new millennium. But that’s exactly what Lincoln has been doing since 2008, when the financial crises nearly put the brand on the sharper side of the chopping block. Now, Lincoln is back to making waves with a fresh lineup of luxury vehicles, hoping to shuck old associations with retirees and Wednesday night Bingo to draw in a “younger, more diverse customer.” One of the most critical models to that transformation is the MKC compact crossover, which competes against a huge diversity of rivals in the fastest-growing segment in the industry. That means it’s gotta stay fresh, and thus, Lincoln is blessing the model with new standard features and technology for the 2017 model year.

The MKC was first revealed in concept form at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, with the production model hitting dealerships a year later. Lincoln sold just over 13,000 units in 2014, plus nearly 25,000 units in 2015, making it the company’s third best-selling model at the moment. Lincoln says the MKC is “driving brand growth, particularly with women,” with female buyers contributing 59 percent of the brand’s year-over-year SUV growth last year.

Sounds like a success. But if you break it down, the MKC is essentially a more luxurious (not to mention more expensive) Ford Escape, and the small luxury SUV market is anything but merciful when it comes to weeding out the weak. Which begs the question – will the MKC have what it take to keep the ball rolling?

Continue reading to learn more about 2015 – 2017 Lincoln MKC.


PostHeaderIcon 2017 Lincoln Continental Garnering Strong Interest From Would-Be Customers

It’s not quite the numbers the Tesla Model 3 has been receiving in recent days, but the public interest surrounding the 2017 Lincoln Continental is real. According to Automotive News, close to 40,000 people have come up to the American automaker and expressed their interest in the company’s iconic flagship sedan. While the number only portrays a list of people that provided their name and contact information for follow-ups when more details about the Continental become available, it does point to a renewed interest in the model and the brand, something Lincoln hasn’t seen in recent years.

Matt VanDyke, director of global Lincoln, told Automotive News that this so-called “hand raiser” list for the new Continental has seen twice as many people compared to that of the MKX crossover that the automaker introduced in 2015. The surprisingly positive reception of the Continental has reached Lincoln and according to VanDyke, here are already measures that are being put in place, including extensive pre-launch activities, to keep the buzz and interest surrounding the Continental clicking on all cylinders.

Granted, none of this paints a clear picture on what kind of sales run the Continental will have when it goes on sale in the fall of 2016 as a 2017 model. But for a company that has only begun to regain its competitive footing after years of languishing in mediocrity, this is the kind of validation that empowers Lincoln to press forward with renewed vigor and determination to keep this positive momentum rolling. When the time comes that the new Continental hits dealerships, there will be expectations now that weren’t there before. It’s a position that Lincoln hasn’t been in for quite some time, yet, I presume, it will gladly embrace instead of languishing in mediocrity.

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PostHeaderIcon Lincoln Navigator Concept

When Lincoln said that it wanted to make a huge splash at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, they clearly undersold the whole concept of making a splash. The American automaker that made its name in the premium luxury segment has been on the peripherals in recent years, but boy, oh boy, did it pick a good time to spread its wings with the unveiling of the Navigator Concept.

I mean that literally and figuratively because as you can see, it’s got those massive gullwing doors that’s almost out of a Transformers movie. Speaking of size, everything about the Navigator Concept is huge, as if it’s trying to intimidate the rest of the premium SUV segment by flexing its muscles to show that the OG has returned to reclaim the throne it vacated a long time ago.

Like it or not, the Navigator Concept is a showstopper. Don’t count on the production version to be anywhere close to this, but for what it’s worth, Lincoln president Kumar Galhotra did say that the concept provides a “strong hint” on what the production model will look like when it hits the market in 2017. If there’s even an ounce of truth into what Galhotra said, I’m going to be waiting with baited breath to see if the new Navigator has the chops to once again revolutionize the luxury SUV segment.

The early returns from the concept version seems to point in that direction so let’s all hope that Lincoln won’t let us down.

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PostHeaderIcon Lincoln Continental

Lincoln’s iconic flagship sedan, the Continental, is set to make to comeback in 2016, 14 years since the premium brand discontinued the nameplate for the third time in its history. The news came as Lincoln unveiled the Continental Concept at the 2015 New York Auto Show and confirmed that the legendary name is about to return on a production car. Less than a year has passed since the concept was unveiled, and the tenth-generation Continental broke cover at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.

So let’s give a warm welcome back to the legendary Continental and wish it a long and prosperous fourth stint among luxury limousines.

After months of speculation and renderings based on the concept car, we can finally have a closer look at the vehicle we’ll see in showrooms by the end of the year. Lincoln didn’t say much about its new flagship, but there’s just enough info to figure out what the modern Continental will bring to the market in terms of luxury, technology, and output.

The all-new Continental will be produced at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan and will go on sale this fall as a 2017 model year vehicle. Find out more about it below.

Updated 04/14/2016: Lincoln announced prices for the new 2017 Continental. Check the “Prices” section to see how much it will cost when compared to competitors.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Lincoln Continental.


PostHeaderIcon 2017 Lincoln Continental To Be Built In Michigan

The upcoming 2017 Lincoln Continental flagship sedan will be built in Michigan, Detroit, the luxury brand revealed. According to John Fleming, Lincoln’s global manufacturing chief, the Continental will be made at Ford’s Flat Rock, Michigan assembly plant. The facility currently employs 3,100 workers building the Mustang muscle car and the Fusion midsize sedan.

Set to arrive for the 2017 model year, the new Continental flagship revives Lincoln’s most recognizable nameplate. The brand stopped building the Continental in 2002. The final model was based on the Ford Taurus and used a front-wheel-drive architecture and a 4.6-liter V-8 engine. The name was first introduced in 1939 and gained momentum in the 1950s and 1960s as one of the most luxurious cars built in the U.S.

Lincoln aims to regain its long-lost luster with the new Continental, which will compete against the newly launched 2016 Cadillac CT6, as well as German executives such as the 2016 BMW 7 Series and 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Also, the large sedan is aimed at growing Lincoln’s presence in China, where Lincoln has enjoyed a lot of success recently.

Though Lincoln has yet to release info as to what the 2017 Continental will look like, I expect the production version to mirror the concept car Lincoln showcased in 2015. Power will most likely come from an EcoBoost V-6 engine with at least 350 horsepower and a focus on fuel economy.

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PostHeaderIcon Lincoln to Discontinue the MKS Sedan in 2016

The 2013 Lincoln MKS has never been a great seller (like most Lincolns these days), as it’s seen sales drop by 19.1 percent so far this year to just 3,304 units. Apparently, Lincoln has had enough and it’s just announced that it will officially discontinue the fledgling sedan in 2016.

Ford Motor Company manufactures the MKS in its Chicago plant and it shares its platform with the 2014 Ford Taurus. According to Ford, however, the elimination of the MKS will not affect the Taurus.

Most rumors point toward the Continental, which Lincoln showed off in concept form at the 2015 New York Auto Show, replacing the MKS in the near future. The 2017 Lincoln Continentalwill likely feature a potent 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine that puts down around 350 horsepower. There may also be an EcBoost four-cylinder available.

Until the day the Continental finally takes that flagship position that the MKS occupies now, look for Lincoln to do what it can to rid itself of the remaining MKS units. This may prove difficult, given its recent sales slump, but Ford will likely offer plenty of discounts to help keep the inventory moving.

It’s doubtful anyone will miss the MKS, nor is this much of a shock. In fact, this is pretty good news, as it will open the door for the debut of the production-version Continental.

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PostHeaderIcon Lincoln To Drop Its "MK" Naming Scheme

Following the reveal of the gorgeous Continental concept at the New York Auto Show, representatives from Ford have hinted that the end could be nigh for the “MK” naming scheme. A production version of the concept Continental could bear the classic name when it arrives to replace the aging and unimpressive MKS at some point in the future.

On one hand, I’m glad to hear it. On the other, I’m unimpressed, because really, it took Lincoln this long to figure it out? It’s been eight years since the Zephyr became the MKZ in what was clearly a bald-faced attempt to cash in on Cadillac’s formula for success.

Continue reading to learn more about Lincoln’s future naming scheme.

Lincoln To Drop Its "MK" Naming Scheme originally appeared on topspeed.com on Sunday, 3 May 2015 12:00 EST.

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PostHeaderIcon Lincoln Continental: A Look Back

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Times were hard for most people. Fresh off an expensive, drawn-out and disastrous war, in the aftermath of financial collapse, the population as a whole wasn’t entirely enthusiastic about buying big, American luxury sedans. Even though there were some true greats on the drawing board, most had to wait for a nation just entering its richest era to demand more prestigious transportation. Afterward, old ideas and names came back, and makes like Lincoln experienced a renaissance. That was the story in 1938…and again some 75 years later.

Of course, the difference between then and now is that the nation just entering its richest period isn’t the United States, but China. Say what you will about them, but the Chinese (like many current and former communist countries) absolutely love big, American luxury sedans — without a doubt, more than most Americans do. Makes like Buick, Cadillac and Lincoln have found a wonderfully enthusiastic market among people who spent decades quietly watching American presidents cruise those prestigious badges around the capitalist capitol. Or, in at least one sobering example, a certain city in the lower Midwest.

Now, having recently discovered money, they want their own.

And after a 14 year hiatus, Lincoln is ready to give it to them, in the form of a reborn Continental. Oh yes, there’s a load of irony in that…but the good news is that China’s long-rebuffed love of American luxury has triggered kind of a bounce-back on our own shores. For the first time since the dark days of the Smog Era, American luxury makes like Lincoln have become serious contenders to take the halo of quality from Germany. Maybe it’s taken a bit of outside perspective, a look to the present from the past, to remind us of of just how great some of our greatest once were…and could be again.

So continue reading to take a look back at one of them now: the inimitable Lincoln Continental.

Lincoln Continental: A Look Back originally appeared on topspeed.com on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 18:00 EST.

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PostHeaderIcon Lincoln Officially Announces New Continental Will Be Unveiled Next Year

Without a doubt, the 2015 Lincoln Continental Concept will be one of the most important vehicles to debut at the New York Auto Show, but the big news here is that this car is shaping up to be more than just a concept vehicle. Lincoln plans to introduce a new full-size sedan in 2016 that is heavily inspired by this stunning concept sedan, and the announcement came from Ford’s top exec.

Mark Fields, president and CEO Ford Motor Company and the man often credited with keeping the Lincoln brand alive, said “The Continental Concept showcases the promise of quiet luxury from Lincoln going forward. It also is a strong indication of what’s to come next year as we introduce our new Lincoln Continental full-size luxury sedan.

Perhaps the most promising thing about this concept is that doesn’t have an over-the-top design like the 2007 MKR Concept. Instead, it focuses more on the ultra-luxurious interior and the all-new, Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6.

There’s no word as to when this new sedan will arrive, but based on its importance to the brand, the best bet is probably at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Whenever it does, it will surely silence detractors who have spent the last several years questioning why Ford Motor Company has kept Lincoln in its portfolio while selling or killing off everything else.

Continue reading to learn more about the next Lincoln Continental.

Lincoln Officially Announces New Continental Will Be Unveiled Next Year originally appeared on topspeed.com on Monday, 30 March 2015 18:00 EST.

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$3,050.00 (14 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Jun-3-2017 15:26:04 PDT
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1965 Ford Mustang 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE VINTAGE BURGUNDY/BLACK 289 4 SPEED DISC BRAKES OFF ROAD SINCE 1982 (35 YEARS)
$2,125.00 (27 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Jun-3-2017 17:30:00 PDT
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2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe 2-Door 2016 CHEVY CORVETTE Z06 2LZ 650 HP NAV CLIMATE SEATS 5K #609475 Texas Direct
$25,100.00 (36 Bids)
End Date: Friday Jun-2-2017 21:30:00 PDT
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$10,200.00 (9 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jun-4-2017 17:00:00 PDT
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1968 Ford Mustang 2 DOOR FASTBACK 1968 MUSTANG FASTBACK GT 302 4SPD PS PDB REAL GT SOLID METAL BEAUTIFUL BLACK
$30,300.00 (106 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jun-4-2017 19:16:24 PDT
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2015 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe 2-Door 2015 CHEVY CAMARO SS 6-SPEED BLUETOOTH 20'S 21K MILES #220032 Texas Direct Auto
$29,980.00
End Date: Sunday Jun-4-2017 23:01:43 PDT
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2006 Ford Mustang Base Coupe 2-Door 2006 Ford Mustang V6 Premium
$5,399.00
End Date: Tuesday May-30-2017 18:32:22 PDT
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$25,900.00
End Date: Tuesday May-30-2017 17:54:01 PDT
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2014 Ford Mustang Base Convertible 2-Door 2014 FORD MUSTANG V6 PREMIUM CONVERTIBLE LEATHER 24K MI #310965 Texas Direct
$5,700.00 (30 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Jun-1-2017 1:49:58 PDT
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2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base Convertible 2-Door 07 Chevy Corvette Yellow RWD HID Convertible 6 Speed
$10,100.00 (26 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Jun-3-2017 14:33:08 PDT
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1981 Chevrolet Corvette Base Coupe 2-Door 1981 Chevrolet Corvette 64K original miles Excellent All Original Condition
$10,700.00 (28 Bids)
End Date: Friday Jun-2-2017 9:36:49 PDT
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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible 2-Door 2015 CHEVY CORVETTE Z06 2LZ CONVERTIBLE S/C NAV HUD 7K #602115 Texas Direct Auto
$60,299.99 (20 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday May-31-2017 17:32:07 PDT
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2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe 2-Door 2016 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350 5.2L 6-SPEED TECH NAV 2K #523734 Texas Direct
$15,600.00 (32 Bids)
End Date: Friday Jun-2-2017 14:32:59 PDT
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1967 Chevrolet Corvette COUPE 1967 Chevrolet Corvette
$44,100.00 (13 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jun-4-2017 17:12:21 PDT
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe 2-Door 2017 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS w/1SS
$43,259.00 (10 Bids)
End Date: Friday Jun-2-2017 15:25:41 PDT
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1967 Ford Mustang 2 Door Coupe 1967 mustang coupe hard top one family owner
$8,500.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jun-4-2017 11:55:32 PDT
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2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base Convertible 2-Door 2007 CHEVY CORVETTE ONLY 2K MILES!!!!! PRECISION RED NAVI AUTOMATIC CONVERTIBLE
$24,800.00
End Date: Thursday Jun-1-2017 16:30:18 PDT
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2016 Chevrolet Other Pickups -- 2016 Chevy Express 2500 Conversion Van Explorer Limited SE 9 Passenger Hightop
$2,650.00 (17 Bids)
End Date: Friday Jun-2-2017 11:56:30 PDT
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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe 2-Door 2015 CHEVY CORVETTE Z06 2LZ 650 HP S/C 7-SPD NAV HUD 5K #606589 Texas Direct
$70,980.00
End Date: Monday Jun-5-2017 7:44:48 PDT
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2015 Ford Other Pickups XLT - 4 DOOR 2015 FORD F650 XLT DIESEL TRUCK - SUPER NICE TRUCK - SHOWROOM CONDITION
$84,600.00
End Date: Tuesday Jun-6-2017 12:30:44 PDT
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2016 Chevrolet SS Base Sedan 4-Door 2016 CHEVROLET SS 4 DOOR LUXURY SPORT SEDA,ALL PWR,4K MI,LIKE NEW IN AND OUT
$20,000.00 (17 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jun-4-2017 20:21:15 PDT
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1971 Chevrolet Corvette Base Coupe 2-Door 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Base Coupe 2-Door 7.4L
$30,500.00
End Date: Friday Jun-9-2017 9:22:57 PDT
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1950 Chevrolet Other Pickups Base 1950 chevy 3600 pickup (rust free) California truck
$6,100.00 (48 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday May-30-2017 18:09:26 PDT
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1965 Ford Mustang 2-Door Coupe 1965 Ford Mustang V-8 289 Auto Trans.
$9,500.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Jun-4-2017 17:12:29 PDT
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1958 Chevrolet Corvette 2 door 1958 Corvette Pro - Street
$40,100.00 (42 Bids)
End Date: Monday May-29-2017 14:06:30 PDT
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Coupe 2-Door 2014 CHEVY CORVETTE STINGRAY Z51 2LT NAV RED SEATS 28K #134789 Texas Direct Auto
$49,980.00
End Date: Monday May-29-2017 13:53:17 PDT
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1986 Chevrolet Corvette Base Hatchback 2-Door 86 Chevy Corvette Red Greenwood Ground Effects Automatic Nitto ZR Tires
$100.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Jun-5-2017 10:55:30 PDT
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1979 Chevrolet Corvette Base Coupe 2-Door 1979 Chevrolet Corevette Stingray - LOW MILES!!! - T-TOPS!!
$7,099.00 (10 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday May-30-2017 8:28:46 PDT
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2008 Ford Mustang GT Coupe 2-Door 2008 FORD MUSTANG ROUSH P-51A #147 S/C 5-SPD 7K MILES #182268 Texas Direct Auto
$10,600.00 (8 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Jun-1-2017 20:24:22 PDT
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