Lincoln Continental is a series of mid-sized and full-sized luxury cars produced by Lincoln, a division of American automaker, The Ford Motor Company. The model line was introduced following the construction of a personal vehicle for Edsel Ford, who commissioned a coach-built 1939 Lincoln-Zephyr convertible, developed as a vacation vehicle to attract potential Lincoln buyers. In what would give the model line its name, the exterior was given European “continental” styling elements, including a rear-mounted spare tire.
Ten generations of the Lincoln Continental were produced over the past 55 years and across 9 decades. The Continental has served several roles ranging from its flagship to its base-trim sedan. From 1961 to 1976, Lincoln sold the Continental as its exclusive model line.
In 1961, Lincoln introduced perhaps one of the greatest looking models of the decade, the all-new Lincoln Continental. Some automotive historians called it a revolutionary design. It was described as a “luxury compact.” Ford also introduced a four-door convertible. The White House had received a fleet of Lincolns for President Kennedy, aptly called the Presidential Lincolns. The 1962-1968 models were great looking designs that most consumers really admired.
For the 1970 model year, Lincoln introduced the fifth-generation Lincoln Continental. Building on the success of the Mark III introduced the year before, Lincoln sought to modernize the Continental for the 1970s after a nine-year production run.
The Lincoln Continental of the 60s and 70s makes the ideal wedding car because of their elegant and stylish design.
1963 Lincoln Continental
1970 Lincoln Continental
1977 Lincoln Continental
The word ‘livery’ itself derives from the French livrée.
The term ‘livery’ comes from the time when coaches were available only through the services of a livery stable, and the coachmen were uniformed, according to which company they represented. Today in North America, a ‘livery vehicle’ remains a legal term of art for a vehicle for hire, such as a taxicab or chauffeured limousine, or luxury sedan.
Pinewood’s Classic Motor Car Collection is focused on Special Event transport for occasions including:
- Wedding Anniversaries
- School Promenades
- Birthday Celebrations
- Black Tie Galas
- Formal Dinners
- Performing Arts Events
- Casino Visits
- Corporate Events
- Niagara Falls
- Dinner Dates