Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Car of the Day : April 12, 2012
Johnny Lighting's 1957 Lincoln Premier is the car for today.
The Lincoln Premiere is a luxury car sold by Ford Motor Company's Lincoln-Mercury division. It was produced in both 2 and 4 door versions both seating 6 people. The Premiere was sold in the 1956 to 1960 model years, inclusive, and was positioned below the company's Continental during 1956-1960 and above the Capri from 1956-1959.
How Stuff Works
The 1957 Premier was a mildly restyled version of the award-winning 1956 model and featured more prominent fins and quad headlights. In addition to a standard 300 horsepower V-8 engine, all Lincoln Premiers were equipped wîth power seats, power §teering, power brakes, and electric windows.
The 1957 Lincoln was an updated version of the all-new 1956 model, which itself was inspired by Ford's 1955 Futura show car.
For 1957, Lincoln sprouted blade-like rear fins and a novel Quadra-like headlamp system that featured regular lights plus smaller 'road' lights operated via a separate switch. The Quadra-Like system was Lincoln's response to several state legislatures which were threatening in 1956 to block the industry-wide adoption of quad headlamp systems.
The 1957 Lincoln Premiere featured a 368 cubic-inch, 300 horsepower V8. Standard safety features included a new padded dash, 'deep-dish' steering wheel and reinforced door latches. Safety belts were optional.
With a 126" Wheelbase and weight approaching 4,900 pounds depending on the model, the Premiere was an American tank and proud of it. JL debuted this casting in 2000 and it has held up generally well. The pink base and white colored top strike an elegant expression.