|1917 Lincoln Model L|
The original income for the Lincoln Motor Company was from assembling aircraft engines for World War I. The transition caused problems for the company. With financial issues and low production rates, the company was forced into bankruptcy in 1922. Ford purchased the company that year and it was quick to become one of the top selling luxury brands. In 1924, police forces began to use the large touring sedans.
|1950s Lincoln Continental|
More recently, Lincoln went on to beat Cadillac in sales in 1998 and 2000. However, sales decreased due to the decline of demand for the American car brand.
|1998 Lincoln Continental|
Mercury was closed in 2010 and Ford announced plans to design new models for the Lincoln brand to help make up for this loss. They plan to have seven models for Lincoln by 2015 and also have a larger Chinese market by 2014.
|2004 Lincoln Town Car - Click to see more!|
Sources: Wikpedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Motor_Company; Concept Carz, http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z8865/Lincoln-Model-L.aspx; Anypopti, http://anypopti.blogspot.com/2013/02/lincoln-logo.html; TruckTough, http://www.trucktough.info/tag/1998-lincoln-cars; Swide, http://www.swide.com/sport-man/luxury-car/top-10-cars-of-the-1950s-from-fiat-500-to-cadillac-eldorado/2012/12/02