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Lincoln Models:

Lincoln Aviator Engine Lincoln Blackwood Engine Lincoln Continental Engine Lincoln LS Engine
Lincoln Mark LT Engine Lincoln MKS Engine Lincoln MKX Engine
Lincoln MKZ Engine Lincoln Navigator Engine Lincoln Town Car Engine
Lincoln Zephyr Engine


A History of Lincoln

Lincoln Motors was founded in 1917 by engineer, inventor, two-time Dewar trophy winner and automotive pioneer Henry Leland, who also helped found Cadillac from the remnants of the Henry Ford Motor Company. Lincoln Motors was originally founded to make Liberty aircraft engines for WWI, but these were produced too late for the war effort, and Leland’s response was to design a luxury car to put them in. The first Lincoln L-series cars were produced in 1920. Perhaps because their body styling was different from other luxury cars, they didn’t sell well, and Lincoln went bankrupt and was bought by Ford in 1922 (Henry Ford purchase is often considered an act of payback to Leland, who had forced him out of a previous company). Ford made no immediate changes to the chassis or the original Liberty engine, which was notable for its L-head design with a 60 degree separation of the cylinder blocks. This reduced the vibration levels found in the more common 90-degree engines of the time.

However, the 1922 Ford Lincoln got a new body design, and this made it a much better seller. Ford sold over 5,000 Lincolns in 1992, whereas before the takeover Leland had sold only 150. Various body styles (sedan, roadster, limousine, town car, cabriolet, etc.) were available beginning in 1923. The specially equipped touring sedan known as the Police Flyer debuted in 1924.

From 1931-42, Lincoln produced the K series. Originally known as the Model K, this model retained V8 Liberty engine until 1932, when the Model K split into the KA and KB models; the KA had a 125-horsepower engine while the KB received a new 6.3-liter V12 engine, a 150-horsepower engine with a 65-degree L-head design. Beginning in 1933, the KA featured a (different) 6.3-liter V12 engine. In 1934, both models had the same engine, a 6.8-liter version of the KA engine. In 1935, the Model K name was reinstated for both cars, and there were no further engine changes to the K as its sales were eclipsed by the Zephyr’s. FDR’s “Sunshine Special” limo was a K-series car.

The Lincoln Zephyr, a lower-priced, streamlined model which debuted in 1936, featured a 75-degree 4.4-liter (later 5.0-liter) 110-horsepower V12 developed from Ford’s flathead V-8 rather than earlier Lincoln V12’s. This engine’s side-valve design rendered it more compact and allowed for a lower hood, but it ran hot, and was very problematic the first year of production. Ford tried a number of fixes before providing the engine with iron heads in 1942, the year the car ended production due to WWII. The Zephyr was nevertheless quite popular and increased Lincoln’s overall sales by nearly 900 per cent. A modified (channeled and sectioned) version of the Zephyr became the famous Continental in 1938.

The Continental debuted in 1939 as a hand-built car with a 120-horsepower V12 L-head engine, and is one of the most recently-produced cars to be dubbed a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America. It was not produced during the US wartime years of 1942-5 and was reintroduced briefly after the war (1946-48).

The Continental Mark II was produced beginning in 1955 for model year 1956 debuting with a 6-liter Y-block V8 engine. The Marks III, IV, and V, produced in 1958-60, were essentially lower-model, full-sized Lincolns. The Continental was redesigned in 1961 as a shorter car with rear-hinged “suicide” doors. From 1958-65, it was equipped with a 7-liter V8 MEL (Mercury-Edsel-Lincoln) engine; in 1966, a 7.6-liter MEL engine; and, for 1967, with a 460-cubic inch (7.5-liter) 385 series V8, although a 462-cubic-inch engine was initially used that year. The rear-hinged doors, now known as "Lincoln doors," were discontinued in 1969. For Mark IVs, the 7.5-liter 385 V8 engine went optional in 1977 while the lighter 6.6 liter small-block Cleveland engine became standard due to fuel efficiency requirements. (The huge Town Coupe, meanwhile, boasted the largest engines of any car produced from 1977-9.) Similar restrictions shrunk the Continental in 1980, and Mark VI coupes and sedans had 4.9-liter and5.8-liter Windsor V8 engines respectively.

In 1981, the top Continental trim level became the Town Car. 1982, the Continental name was applied to a much smaller Lincoln containing a 150-horsepower 5.0 Windsor 4.9-liter V8 with 275 foot-pounds of torque. 1983 version were fuel-injected and later sequential-injected; this continued through 1987. In 1984-5, a BWM-Steyr 2.4-liter turbodiesel V6 was optional. Beginning in 1988, Taurus/Sable-platform Continentals had one engine option, a 3.8-liter Essex V6 offering better fuel economy. From 1995-7 a 4.6-liter, 260-horsepower double overhead cam Modular engine was available; it was standard from 1998 until the model discontinued. Various revamps kept the Continental alive through 2002, when it was discontinued and replaced by the Town Car and LS. Since 1981 Town Cars have contained 5-liter Windsor V8 or 4.6 Modular V8 engines, the latter from 1991-97.

In 1998, Lincoln premiered its SUV, the Navigator, usually powered by a Triton single overhead cam or InTech dual overhead cam 5.4-liter V8 engine with the InTech being discontinued for the third generation in 2007.

One of Lincoln’s claims to fame has been its production of Presidential limousines, most notably the custom bubble top convertible President Kennedy rode in Dallas in 1963.