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    Not gasser related

    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/
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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.
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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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    Following along with the "not gasser related" theme here, I got an email this morning from a good friend. He knows how much I've always liked Chevy Suburbans, the first SUV made. So he sent me this reminder to celebrate the 85th birthday of the Suburban. I've owned five of them myself, starting with the '57 I bought in 1971. It had a 389 Pontiac with TH400 in it. Then I later bought '60, '62, '64, and finally succumbed to a long wheelbase '69. All the earlier Suburbans were short wheelbase 2 dr. models.

    The first one in 1935! And the longest running nameplate in automotive history!



    https://www.automobilemag.com/news/c...hotos-history/
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