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    This is probably as far off topic as anything here could be. But I received this email link this morning fromthe Historic Vehicle Assn. and just found it to be a very interesting read. I've always wondered how the Lincoln became the Lincoln Continental? Of course I knew Edsel Ford was responsible for a number of Ford's better designs, or at least responsible for pushing them. And this is no exception to that.

    https://www.historicvehicle.org/driv...tal-prototype/
    Vall

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    Thanks

    for sharing Vall. I always love reading about how iconic cars came to be.
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    Most the time these HVA emails are not all that interesting to me. But this one was just kinda neat. I was a bit surprised when they mentioned Ford's habit of destroying prototypes once they began production! I guess I always figured they kept them in some warehouse or museum.
    Vall

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    Pretty interesting Vall. Thanks for posting that.
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    This one belongs to a friend of mine.
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    Wow that’s amazing. Stylish for the time. Imagine the dies to stamp out those fenders. Old man Ford wasn’t a fan I bet.
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    Those big long fenders make quite a statement!
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    Been there and road in the 39 thru 42's as a kid...my mom had a 39...41....42...56...and a 57 conti's...and Premiers...then she went caddy...true led sleds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Road Angels View Post
    Been there and road in the 39 thru 42's as a kid...my mom had a 39...41....42...56...and a 57 conti's...and Premiers...then she went caddy...true led sleds
    Sure her '39 was a "Continental" and not just a regular Lincoln? Since there were only two '39 Continentals built, and one prototype was destroyed, the one in my link is the only other one made.
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