Lincoln Capri Convertible
Introduced for 1952, the upscale Capri model line represented both Lincoln’s effort to capitalize on the decline of Packard and its challenge to Cadillac. By April 1955, Lincoln enjoyed new status as a separate Ford Motor Company division with the formation of Lincoln-Mercury, while its stunning successes in the dangerous Carrera Panamericana road race during 1952, 1953 and 1954 brought many engineering improvements as well.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in July of 2010 at the Shotwell Gustafson Pavilion at Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester, Michigan and in January of 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
225 bhp, 341 cu. in. V-8 engine, Holley four-barrel carburetor, Lincoln “Turbo Drive” automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 123".
Source: RM Auctions
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