Lincoln Premiere Convertible
The longer, lower, totally-redesigned, stunningly-styled and thoroughly modern 1956 Lincoln was a worthy competitor to GM’s Cadillac. Power was provided by an upgraded overhead valve V-8, with 368-cubic inch displacement and 285 horsepower. The three-speed Turbo-Drive automatic transmission was standard. Even at significantly higher prices, Lincoln sales reached record levels, increasing from 23,673 in 1955 to 41,531 in 1956. The rarest and most expensive model was the Lincoln Premiere convertible, of which 2,447 were built.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona and in March of 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.
285 bhp, 368 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine, three-speed Turbo-Drive automatic transmission, independent coil spring front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel power hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 126"
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Newell Coach Corporation