1955 Lincoln Capri Street Rod  Chassis no. 55WA5637H

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Lot 349
1955 Lincoln Capri Street Rod
Chassis no. 55WA5637H

US$ 20,000 - 30,000
£ 15,000 - 22,000
1955 Lincoln Capri Street Rod
Chassis no. 55WA5637H
Appearances suggest it was a Cadillac world in 1955. GM's flagship brand had all the innovations that the rest of the industry copied: Fins, high compression engines, hardtop bodystyle, and wrap-around windshield. Lincoln was in the shadow of Cadillac's juggernaut, but that's not to say the brand was lacking in any manner.

With a 1952 redesign, Lincoln shed its outdated body for a trim physique and new overhead-valve V-8. Additional news was a ball-joint front suspension for improved ride and handling. Lincoln's new-found roadability was put to good use in the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico, which resulted in first- through fourth-place finishes in its class.

This mildly customized 1955 Capri two-door hardtop captures the spirit of both the race and the era. Painted two-tone Dark Sapphire Blue with cream top and powered by a 454-cid Chevrolet big block V-8, this Lincoln looks straight out of the late-1950s with Appleton spotlights, Lake side pipes, Cadillac wheelcovers, and subtle flames. Inside there's full power accessories including air conditioning and a GM tilt steering column, all complemented by a custom dashboard with aftermarket gauges. A thoroughly usable custom, this is the perfect way to embrace Lincoln's and hot rodding's spirit.

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1955 Lincoln Capri Street Rod  Chassis no. 55WA5637H
1955 Lincoln Capri Street Rod  Chassis no. 55WA5637H
1955 Lincoln Capri Street Rod  Chassis no. 55WA5637H
1955 Lincoln Capri Street Rod  Chassis no. 55WA5637H
1955 Lincoln Capri Street Rod  Chassis no. 55WA5637H
1955 Lincoln Capri Street Rod  Chassis no. 55WA5637H
1955 Lincoln Capri Street Rod  Chassis no. 55WA5637H
1955 Lincoln Capri Street Rod  Chassis no. 55WA5637H
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