The video showed the evolution of the legendary Lincoln Continental

The video showed the evolution of the legendary Lincoln Continental

May 5, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

From the original 1939 model to the most recent iteration of 2017, there are a total of 45 different versions of the legendary model.

Perhaps only a few of you know that the Lincoln Continental was named after the exterior design language of the original model, which was formed using European “continental” style elements, including a spare tire mounted at the rear. First introduced in 1939, Continental occupied various places in the model lineup of the brand, from the role of the flagship to the mid-size sedan.

The history of the Continental nameplate for its Ford brand is quite interesting. Production of the model stopped 3 times – from 1949 to 1955, in 1981, when Continental was renamed Lincoln Town Car, and after 2002, when Continental “retired” for the last time, at least for now. The model has been assembled for more than 55 years over nine different decades, and a new very cool video traces its history from the first generation model.

The video begins with the original 1939 Continental prototype, followed by the first production model. During the first half of the video, at least six different Continental versions of the first generation appear, followed by only one second-generation car. Looking ahead to the present day, the last Continental to be shown in the video is the tenth-generation 2017 model in the limited edition Coach Door Edition.