<B>1950 LINCOLN SEDAN<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 50LP12461L

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Lot 97
1950 LINCOLN SEDAN

Sold for US$ 5,500 inc. premium
1950 LINCOLN SEDAN

Chassis no. 50LP12461L

337ci Flathead V-8
Single Two-Barrel Carburetor
152bhp at 3,600rpm
4-Speed GM Hydra-Matic Automatic Transmission
Independent Front and Solid Axle Rear Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Rarely seen transitional Lincoln
*Stylistic kin to the legendary 50 Mercury
*Powered by the big 337 flathead
*Highly original example



THE LINCOLN SEDAN

The last Lincoln designed by Eugene T. "Bob" Gregorie, the Cosmopolitan was Lincoln's first truly post-WWII car. Introduced alongside the 1949 Mercury Eight, with which it was co-developed both of which became popular with hotrodders, the EL series featured rounded, somewhat bulbous, styling that had one foot in the future with the enveloped fenders but the other in the early '40s with the overall conservatism of the design. The aerodynamic hood ornament and recessed 'Frenched' headlights were unique design features that also became popular with the aforementioned hotrodders though.

Lincoln had dropped its aging V-12 by '49 but had only gone so far as to replace it with a 337ci flathead V-8 that had its roots in Ford truck motors. The 150bhp motor delivered power through an optional Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic or 3-speed manual. Power windows and seats were standard fare. Suicide doors, a highlight Lincoln would feature until 1967, were present here as well, but a center pillar provided some extra rigidity. Offered in sedan, coupe, and convertible form, Lincolns did everything from compete successfully in the Carrera Panamericana in coupe form to chauffer the President of the U.S. and other heads of states in custom limousine form.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Fran Grayson's Lincoln Sedan served as his daily driver for many years before being retired into storage. Equipped with the optional Hydra-Matic transmission supplied by General Motors, the Lincoln currently shows 93,000 miles on the clock.

This largely original example appears to have all-original black paint and the interior looks to also be original save for possibly a recovered seat bottom. The exterior is largely rust free with the exception of some rocker rust, though a new-old-stock rocker assembly is included with the car.

An uncommon sight today, EL series Lincolns are not often offered for sale. To find a largely original sedan in such good stead is a real find and a fun way to expand a collection or get into the hobby and start a new one!

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this car is titled with chassis number 50LP124612.
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<B>1950 LINCOLN SEDAN<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 50LP12461L
<B>1950 LINCOLN SEDAN<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 50LP12461L
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<B>1950 LINCOLN SEDAN<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 50LP12461L
<B>1950 LINCOLN SEDAN<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 50LP12461L
<B>1950 LINCOLN SEDAN<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 50LP12461L
<B>1950 LINCOLN SEDAN<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 50LP12461L
<B>1950 LINCOLN SEDAN<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 50LP12461L
<B>1950 LINCOLN SEDAN<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 50LP12461L
<B>1950 LINCOLN SEDAN<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 50LP12461L
<B>1950 LINCOLN SEDAN<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 50LP12461L
<B>1950 LINCOLN SEDAN<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 50LP12461L
<B>1950 LINCOLN SEDAN<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. 50LP12461L
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