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Lincoln

Lincoln

In 1920 Henry and Wilfred Leland opened their own car factory and named it in honor of deceased U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. In 1921 company released its first luxury "Lincoln V8" car equipped with very powerful self-designed engine. Good sales were assumed but they didn't take a place. The company has run into several financial problems and in 1922 was bought by Henry Ford. In 20-ies because of its powerful engine "Lincoln V8" was used as by police as gangsters.

Within the "Ford" company "Lincoln" considered as symbol of prestige and was a favorite model of high officials. In 1932 "Lincoln KB" with V12 engine was introduced on the market. In 1939 the design center was created and at the same year was issued the luxury cabriolet "Lincoln Continental". Its production was continued after Second World War. As a result, successful "Lincoln Premier" model appeared. Also, "Continental" was upgraded.

In 70-ies "Lincoln" was completed with "Ford" units and the style of models was changed again. Since 1984 luxury coupe "Lincoln Continental MK VII" has been produced. Aerodynamic bodywork, electronically adjustable suspension and anti-blocking System (ABS) made "Lincoln Continental" coupe an outstanding car. Since 1984 three basic models of "Lincoln" have been produced: "Continental/ Designer", "Town Car/ Signature/ Designer" and "MK VII".

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