Friday, November 7, 2014

A Quick History - Lincoln

Lincoln Logo
Known as Ford's luxury brand, Lincoln was started by Henry Leland and his son Wilfred in 1917. Named for Abraham Lincoln, the vehicles actually have a long history of being used as Presidential vehicles. The last Lincoln used by a President was a 1989.
1917 Lincoln Model L
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
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
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.
Click to see our 2004 Lincoln Town Car!
2004 Lincoln Town Car - Click to see more!
 Sources: Wikpedia,; Concept Carz,; Anypopti,; TruckTough,; Swide,

1 comment:

  1. Lincoln cars are pretty nice, but I don't know how luxury they really are. I have never thought of Lincoln cars as being any nicer than Fords. I know that is what they were going for, but I think they missed the mark on that one. There are so many different cars out there like Lexus and Acura that truly do portray that luxury feel.

    Damion Lincoln @ Jacky Jones Lincoln