1956 Lincoln Premier Convertible *FLAWLESS RESTORATION *BEST AVAILABLE
- Make: Lincoln
- Model: Premier
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1956
- Mileage: 947
- VIN: 56WA24105L
- Color: Taos Turquoise
- Engine size: V*
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: White
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
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1956 Lincoln Premier
1956 Lincoln Premier Convertible
"THE LONGEST, LOWEST, MOST POWERFUL, MOST WANTED LINCOLN OF ALL TIME"
- From a respected Arizona collector
- Ready to show and drive
- Subject of a 12-year nut and bolt rotisserie restoration by the 1956 marque expert of the Lincoln and Continental Owner's Club (LCOC)
- Winner of the prestigious Bell Founders Trophy (Best in Show) at the LCOC National Meet
- Most desirableTaos Turquoise over a matching two-tone leather interior and Haartz canvas convertible top
- First-ever honors to an automobile by the Industrial Designers Institute
ABOUT THE LINCOLN PREMIER
The new Premiere debuted in September 1955 inspiredby the Futura show car. This fresh new design came in seven inches longer, three inches wider and includeda wraparound windshield, sharp angular lines, slab sides, and tasteful rear fins. The new Premier was offered in two-door hardtop, two-door convertible,and four-door sedan body styles, and it was now Lincoln's top-of-the-line model.
The vehicle'sV-8 engine grew to 368 cubic inches and 285 horsepower with dual exhausts. At a cost of $4,747, before options, our example is one of just 2,447 Premiere convertibles produced for 1956, making it the rarest of the Lincolns made this year. The attractive body style, considered Lincoln's most handsome of the 1950s, lasted just two years, only to be replaced by an even larger unitized construction model for 1958. Its good looks were recognized by the Industrial Designers Institute, which awarded its first-ever honors to an automobile.
This stunning Premiere Convertible, originally built in Wayne, Michigan, benefits from a recent body-off, rotisserie, nut-and-bolt restoration to factory-correct specification. With an exterior painted in an oh-so-Fifties, correct Code 28 Taos Turquoise and a new Haartz canvas roof, it has been fitted with a reproduction two-tone turquoise-and-white leather interior. For driving pleasure, it is equipped with power steering, power brakes, power windowsand four-way power seat control.
The original True Power V-8 and Turbo-Drive automatic transmission have been rebuilt, and all mechanical parts, wiring, brake lines, weather stripping and exhaust have been replaced or restored to correct specifications. In addition, bumpers and other chrome parts were stripped and re-chromed, a number of gold trim pieces re-plated, and all stainless steel trim re-polished.
This Lincoln represents the epitome of Fifties luxury convertibles and is presented in a stunning color combination that will no doubt be the hit of any international concours.
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