The Lincoln brand of vehicle has always been known as an American luxury car since the '40s. Lincoln Motor Company was founded in 1917 and was purchased by Ford in 1922. The company practically invented and continuously defined what the luxury car is in America by releasing the Lincoln Continental. This car was introduced in 1939 and the following models were just as impressive, if not more so.
Despite changes through the years, mergers and acquisitions, Lincoln still remains a trusted choice when it comes to luxury vehicles in cars and SUVs. This is a list of ten of the finest Lincoln automobiles ever made, old and new, car or SUV, these are works of art and we couldn't ask for more.
10 Lincoln Continental 1939
It was Edsel Ford, John's son, who conceptualized and made possible the car that would be the basis of the design of all future Lincoln cars in the late 1930s. Together with his chief designer, Eugene Gregorie, they brought to life the Lincoln Continental prototype. Edsel's ideas and Gregorie's artistry produced one of the best cars in the history of Lincoln, and the history of America, the 1939 Lincoln Continental.
This car would pave the way for other amazing and classic designs that are still worth a lot of money today. Just the way this car looks would make any gearhead's mouth drip from both sides.
9 Lincoln Navigator 2019
The 2019 Lincoln Navigator is like the Daniel Day-Lewis of cars, it's earned awards that could make even the multi Oscar-winning actor jealous. First, let's talk safety, NHTSA rated this SUV a 5-star for Overall Safety Rating, a rating not all production cars achieve. Second, it was awarded Top Road-Trip Ride by the Detroit News 2019 Reader's Choice Awards.
Next, it received top luxury SUV honors in the Edmunds 2019 Best Full-Size Luxury SUV and also Buyers Most Wanted Large SUV. Then, it received the Best Luxury Large SUV honors for 2019 by Good Housekeeping. This award-winning Lincoln SUV is packed with tech that provides the driver and passenger more ease and comfort than ever before.
8 Lincoln Town Car 1989
As far as large cars go, the 1989 Lincoln Town Car is as large as a sedan gets. But that's just how it was in the eighties. From big perms to big shoulder pads and big attention-catching mullets, automobiles in this decade were big as well. Lincoln launched the Town Car models in 1980 and the first generation models weighed as much as 2.03 tons.
The best Lincoln Town Car is arguably the 1989 model, the last of its generation before they switched to the FN36 Second Generation Town Cars. Aside from getting the 1990 Car of the Year award by Motor Trend, this black 4-door sedan is just a handsome car, brawny and big, of course.
7 Lincoln KB LeBaron Convertible Roadster 1932
The Lincoln KB LeBaron Convertible Roadster is the oldest Lincoln car on this list, but just 13 years shy of a whole century, it still is one of the finest Lincoln models ever made. If we never knew this model's age, we'd buy it at a car dealership today, but alas, it's still rather expensive.
This car is the first to have the V12 engine, a powerful engine that is rare and expensive in today's car manufacturing business. The Lincoln KB LeBaron Convertible Roadster is a deadly combination of classic beauty and power.
6 Lincoln Aviator 2020
The Detroit News is one of the most popular newspaper outfits in the country, and one that's a very reliable source of information when it comes to automobiles. So when the 2020 Lincoln Aviator was awarded Best In Show in the 2019 Detroit News Readers' Choice awards, you better believe that this is one beautiful car.
The Lincoln Aviator is a midsize luxury SUV that was first released in 2003. Production halted after just two years and now it's come back with a vengeance. With prices starting at $51,100, the new and improved Aviator is worth every penny of that 51k.
5 Lincoln Continental 1961
The 1961 Lincoln Continental set the trend for the next generation’s look of vehicles in the sixties. This model lopped off the wraparound windshields, the fins on the rear part of the body, and chrome fenders and designed a more distinguished sedan look for cars.
During the '60s, the Continental was among the most popular users of the suicide doors. This car is a breath of fresh air when it comes to car design in the sixties, as its design was followed later by other car manufacturers like Chrysler and Pontiac.
4 Lincoln Navigator 2018
If you think the 2019 Lincoln Navigator did it by itself, it got a good vouching first. Its older brother, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator, was there first and blazed the trail for the 2019 model. The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards is a prestigious award-giving body that's been recognizing excellence since 1994.
For the first time in the Navigator's 21-year production, it won the 2018 North American Truck of the Year Award. It also was recognized by JD Power with the Model-level APEAL (Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout) Award for 2018.
3 Lincoln-Zephyr Coupe-Sedan 1937
Helplessly staring at the Lincoln-Zephyr's humongous grill is evidence that this car was vintage in the making back in the 1930s. The name was inspired by Burlington Express, the country's first diesel streamline train. Just like the historic train, it has a behemoth front but with a graceful and stylish body.
The massive grill supports the V12 engine that powers the car and adds to its classic quality. There were nine models made at the time but the best one is the 2-door 1937 Lincoln-Zephyr Coupe-Sedan. The 4-door version looks similar but this one is really a beauty.
2 Lincoln MKC 2015
The 2015 Lincoln MKC was a beautiful car that turned heads wherever it showed up. It was so astounding that Consumer Guide Automotive awarded it the Best Buy title for Premium Compact Crossovers that year and the two years after that. But the impact of the first MKC model was so memorable that it had to be put on this list.
The craftsmanship displayed on this car was top-notch and the 240 hp provides outstanding performance for a compact crossover. It was so elegant that it got actor Matthew McConaughey to sign up as an endorser.
1 Lincoln Corsair 2020
The Lincoln Corsair is the newest addition to the Lincoln family of luxury vehicles. It debuted just this year about five months ago. Upon its release, it has already received great recognition and a wonderful award, the Best In Show award at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The event showcased 35 debuting vehicles from all auto brands known today, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Infiniti, Kia, Porsche, and Subaru among others.
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair came home with the Best In Show sash, wowing the judges of the New York-based auto fashion show. This new Corsair crossover model is the replacement of the Lincoln MKC.