Úvod »» Lincoln and Continental: The Early Years
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Reproduction of famous classic collector car book on the early years of the classic Lincoln and Continental motorcars in 8.5x11 softback cover and in a black and white facsimile of author Marvin Arnold's widely acclaimed 1989 hardback cover coffee table edition. Of all the classic American motorcar manque stories, the story of the Lincoln personifies the American dream better than any other. The evolution of the Lincoln and Continental parallels the American automobile industry. Everyone who owns or appreciates fine motorcars like the Lincoln will enjoy reading this book. The book combines the story of the manque with the technical and developmental aspects of the automobile itself. The text is both interesting and factually informative. The appendixes to this book provide production figures and detailed information on the various models. Beginning with the coming of the automobile to the Americas in the late 1800s and concluding with the beginning of postwar automotive era, this book is an inside look at the forces, which began and ended the classic American automobile era. EARLY YEARS-Henry Martin Leland founds Cadillac and Lincoln. Henry Ford builds an automotive empire and his son, Edsel Ford, takes over Lincoln. The Model L Lincolns (1919-1930) are recognized as the finest coachbuilt motorcars in the world and become the aristocrats automobile in a time of opulence. CLASSIC YEARS-An era of Automobile Salons and custom coachbuilts. These are the chauffeur-driven Landaulets and Broughams, the Roadsters and Sedans of the rich and famous. The period of the Model K Lincoln (1931-1940) ushers in the V-12 engine and classic craftsmanship. The world is changing and soon these massive motorcars would give way to that progress and become the last of the big iron. STREAMLINE YEARS-These are the designs influenced by the age of Art Deco and aerodynamic appearances. The Zephyr automobile arrives (1935-1948), in an era of reconstruction and colossal World's Fairs. New manufacturing techniques, like unit body construction, create an all new model of automobile. From these designs evolve the famous Lincoln Continental, perceived today as the only modern classic. MODERN YEARS - America survives a world war and gets on with the business of building a better nation. These new designs are influenced by the tanks and bombers that preceded them. They are modern designs manufactured with an outdated technology. The bulbous era Lincolns and Cosmopolitans (1948-1951) are not yet the modern cars of today, but a major leap in the evolution to that end result.