Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Lincoln Flagship Based on MKT?

A U T O M O T I V E   N E W S — The word on the street, well actually on the electronic highway anyway, is that Lincoln is preparing a new flagship, perhaps based on the MKT. Jalopnik's story here. Autoblog is also reporting this story. SOMEONE in Detroit may actually be watching my chops, lol. I've been "working" on new Lincoln flagships for quite awhile. I've posted these fantasy Lincolns in this blog before, but to jog your memories here they are again.

With thanks to a friend for alerting me to the Jalopnik piece! All images clickable thumbnails for greater detail. Click on "Lincolns" in the Label list on the right of this blog to see all of my Lincoln creations.

My MKT-based Mark Coupe, a flagship 2 door luxury car, in the tradition of  the Mark I-VIII. This would be a long wheelbase, all-wheel drive coupe.

An MKL, a luxury sedan based on the MKT concept vehicle.

My Town Car, based on the MKT design language. The C pillar features a vertical "opera window" in the manner of the '80s and '90s Town Car. The gentle rise in the beltline is similar to the '70-'71 Lincoln Continentals.

This Town Car, uses the same white MKT EcoBoost model as above, but is a bit more traditional with a "sixth window" following the regular greenhouse shape. I lengthened the trunk quite a bit to give it that old-school sedan look, pushed the front wheels forward and sectioned the body to take some height out of it.

Completely off the wall, but one of my favorite chops, is this Mark Coupe based on the Aston Martin Lagonda concept crossover. This coupe would feature an ultra luxurious Recaro bucket seat interior for four, and all wheel drive.

19 comments:

  1. Hey Casey, Mr. Eagle Eye, I got confirmation on that roadster I posted a couple of days ago. The correct information is that it is a 1929 645 Individual Custom Roadster by Detrich. Thanks for the catch I have since revised by post.

    So now the car is NINE years older than me. Have you got any names of restorers who work specifically on model year 1938? Looking for some body work, possible rear end and general face lift and detailing to be done.

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  2. Just curious if the Mark Coupe would come with the scent of apple pies baking? lol

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  3. I'm glad to have helped with the Packard! Those are truly magnificent cars, the likes of which we'll never see again.

    I think it's Citroen, in France, that markets different scents to use in the airconditioning/heater vent system! I bet if they sold them in America, Apple Pie would be one of them!

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  4. The Mark Coupe undoubtedly should have been a reality. It would have attacked both new and old followers as well as the SUV type of crowd.

    Really classy in my opinion and wish that Casey worked at Ford.

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  5. GOOD NIGHT GUYS AND GALS.

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  6. There's so much confusing chatter right now about Lincoln's plans -- who knows what to believe? I love both of the Mark Coupes and the first sedan. They take where Lincoln is now, stylistically, and make it nice! Comments on Left Lane News lambaste the MKS as ill-proportioned and not attractive. There was even a comment from the social networking guy at Ford who said that there would be no use of the Continental name. Lincoln has to go back to names of some sort -- if they are really going to introduce seven new models, who will be able to keep track of all of these MK__s?

    Lincoln has lost its way -- when I compare what they are doing now, although I like the MKZ (Zephyr was the perfect name) and MKX (formerly Aviator) and even the MKT, when I look at them and then the 71 that you posted, it makes me sad!

    Paul, NYC

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    1. I agree with the lack-luster nameplates both Lincoln and Cadillac have badged their cars with. I actually went to a parts yard and took the S-E-V-I-L-L-E block letters from the trunk of a '92 and put them on the doors of my STS (ala Nissan Titan style). Looks great! Many positive comments!

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  7. First time I've looked at a picture and wanted the car just because it looked that way in years. Your opera window Lincoln is perfect with a lineage going all the way back to Edsel Ford's handiwork.

    Why can't someone in Detroit remember just how effective a sensual car can be?


    Charles Smith, Villsica Iowa

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  8. Thank you so much, Charles, that's a huge compliment. Edsel Ford was a true artistic visionary. If only today's designers better understood their cars' histories.

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    1. Andrew Commissaris, Kalamazoo MichiganMarch 25, 2013 at 9:05:00 PM EDT

      Casey, WHY aren't you working for Ford?!?! Your renderings are so much more "Lincoln" than anything Lincoln is actually producing these days. I can't stop staring at the white "opera window" Town Car. That design has all the right traditional Lincoln styling cue's wrapped up in a beautifully modern package. Keep the ideas coming and let's hope someone in the Lincoln design studio is paying attention.

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  9. The MKL is quite an upper end looking car design. It looks like what people who wanted top end autos would have bought many years ago. Today that market has gone to non American cars. A bit annoying.

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  10. That white Town Car thing with the opera window is AWESOME- except for the front. The current 1940s "Zephyr" styling is super ugly- keep doing them the traditional Lincoln way (Lincoln doesn't have a clue right now). You have it exactly right, Lincolns have suicide doors & RWD.
    Lincoln today should take inspiration from: 57 Mark II, Mark III and Mark IV to make a 4 door "coupe" like that red Continental you drew.
    Then they should make a flagship sedan taking inspiration from: 70 Continental sedan, 63 sedan like that gunmetal one you drew- where is that picture?
    Michael W

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    1. Hi Michael, Thanks for all of your comments tonight! Do you mean this one: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_szY6czURhx0/TDO73EjcRKI/AAAAAAAABRc/g8cX4Zi_Mtk/s1600/1961LincolnCoupe2.jpg

      If you click on the Lincoln "Label" in the right column, I think you'll find a lot of things you'll enjoy, including dealer literature, old ads, my fake Lincolns, etc. Thanks for checking out my blog!
      -casey

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  11. No, this one:
    http://media.photobucket.com/image/lincoln%20concept%20cars/NEngineering/2011LincolnTownCar.jpg

    If this sedan had the traditional 12 panel "egg crate" grille like the 04 Mark X concept it would be perfect. This, and that red Continental you drew would save Lincoln.
    It amazes me how they are killing that brand with their lack of talent, when you see the answers for their ills on YOUR blog! Frustrating how the idiots that run Lincoln don't know what a Lincoln is.

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  12. I have to say 'Thank You' for all these wonderful creations! I've had a love of American luxury automobiles from the first time I saw my Mom's best friend's 1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport in that dark Aqua color w/ black vinyl top...I was in heaven! Cadillacs and Lincolns are especially my loves. I appreciate and admire the creations you post and am so glad I found your little spot here! Thanks for keeping the love going!

    Daniel G.

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    1. I love all the cars you mentioned too, Daniel! Thank you so much for finding my blog. I hope you've checked out my dedicated car blog for a lot more of my 'fake' cars. Enjoy!
      -casey

      http://artandcolourcars.blogspot.com

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  13. I made a copy of that beautiful white Lincoln Towncar you drew with the suicide doors. Your design is awesome and I can't keep my eyes off it. If Lincoln doesn't build that car I will for myself. Great design work and keep it up.

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