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An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.

On This Day


Thursday 24th December 1953

65 years ago

The first prototype Lincoln Continental Mark II was completed. The new Continental was not intended to be the largest or most powerful automobile; rather, the most luxurious and elegant American car available, designed to recapture the spirit of the great classics of the prewar period—with prices to match. The Mark II's inspiration was the celebrated V12-poweredLincoln Continental of the 1940s, among the most notable cars of that War-interrupted decade. The Mark II sold for around $10,000,[6] the equivalent of a new Rolls-Royce or twoCadillacs (at least until the $13,074 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham out-priced it in 1957). In spite of this, Ford estimated they still lost over a thousand dollars per car[7] on the 3,000 that were built.

Lincoln Continental Mark II

Lincoln Continental Mark II

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