1961 Lincoln Continental Coupe, reproportioned for a long hood/short deck style, as if it was a Mark Coupe instead of just a sedan-based 2 door. Elegance and then some! Every body panel was altered to give it a close-coupled, tailored look. This was one of my first chops Peter De Lorenzo, Autoextremist.com, ran on his weekly website, establishing my bona fides as they say, and I'm forever indebted to him!
Station wagon based on a 1965 Lincoln Continental sedan. I tried to think of luxury items, sixties style for this chop. The rear glass and hatch opens up electrically and slides on top of the roof along those built-in roof guides. The lower tailgate includes the center section of the bumper and would open downwards at the push of a button too. The rear most quarter windows in the long side glass would tilt outwards electrically of course, making the driver's side power window console fairly crowded with 8 opening windows and 2 rear hatches. The more buttons the better in the Swinging Sixties! The original photo included those Cragar SS chrome 'mags' so I left them for a resto-mod appearance. I could SO go on a picnic with this luxury wagon!
Although the original photo was pretty low-resolution, I think this '64 Lincoln Continental coupe worked out really well. The 1966 lineup included a coupe, and it's really too bad the '61-'65 versions didn't include one. I think the lines are completely natural, and the perfect mix of 'sporty' and luxurious, as large coupes tended to be in the days before opera windows. padded vinyl roofs and other baroque details of the seventies.
Q U I C K N O T E — It's still WAY hot in my house, fans just blowing hot air, again much like me, lol. I also have about 100 more pages of book production tonight and then 150 photos to resize and cleanup before tomorrow afternoon, so I might not get back to the blog tonight. I'll be back to my good-for-nothing self tomorrow, I promise! Stay cool everyone and have a good night!