<b>1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 56WA43565L

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1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible
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1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible
Chassis no. 56WA43565L

368ci OHV V8 Engine
Single 4-Barrel Carburetor
285bhp at 4,600rpm
Turbo-Drive Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension - Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Magnificent restoration to factory-correct standards
*Striking Turquoise over White livery
*Fully-loaded, top-of-the-line FoMoCo Convertible
*A wonderful piece of Americana


THE LINCOLN PREMIERE

In the early-1950s, while Cadillac was setting style trends with airplane-inspired fins and "Dagmar" bumpers, Lincoln was quietly sweeping its class in the Carrera Panamerica. Lincolns of that era were swift and handsome, but clean to the point of being benign. However, by 1956, a brand-new Lincoln made subtlety a thing of the past. Influenced by the 1954 Mercury X-800 and 1955 Lincoln Futura show cars, the 1956 Lincoln finally gave luxury buyers a stylish alternative to the Cadillac juggernaut. Offering 285 horsepower from a new 368ci V8 with "Turbo-Drive" automatic and a wheelbase that grew three inches to 126, the 1956 Lincoln was a car that embraced Atomic-era futurism at its finest.

The Premiere series debuted for 1956 as the new top-line model (the Mark II was under the Continental banner) and pushed the Capri down a notch. Available as a sleek two-door hard top, dignified four-door sedan, and Convertible, the Premiere came standard with power seats, windows, braking, and Push-Button Lubrication. With a base price of $4,747, the Premiere Convertible was not cheap, and at that price with only 2,447 built, exclusivity was guaranteed. For 1957, Lincoln added "QuadraLite" headlamps to become (along with Nash and certain Chrysler products) the first car to feature quad headlights. Tweaked rear fenders with soaring fins were also new. In contrast, embracing trendiness at the expense of subtlety shows how superb the 1956 Lincoln really is.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This striking Turquoise 1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible exemplifies everything that makes the brand stand out from Cadillac's shadow: sleekness, show-car looks, regal presence, and opulent luxury. Completed from new in the 76B Convertible style, this Lincoln has received a comprehensive restoration to factory correct standards. The Turquoise exterior color is neatly color-coded in the interior, and there is plenty of room for a family of four or five. The engine bay is clean and show ready with factory markings. Furthermore, the exterior is trimmed in sparkling chrome neatly contrasted by the elegant white-wall tires fitted on color-coded wheels. Offered from a prominent Western US-based collection, this stunning example deserves serious consideration.

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  • Please note, the correct chassis number is 56WA43565L.
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