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2021 Lincoln Anniversary Concept

2021 Lincoln Anniversary Concept

A concept car that shows how Lincoln vehicles will look in 2040

Lincoln had teamed up with ArtCenter earlier this year and announced it will invite students to create four concepts. These concepts would be on a humane level, showing stories about people. One such concept called “Anniversary” was showcased by Lincoln at the 2021 Monterey Car Week.

The ‘Anniversary” is a four-seater vehicle perceived how Lincoln vehicles would be in 2040 and beyond. The concept talks about a couple – Julianne and Greg – celebrating their 30th anniversary. They drive around visiting their favorite spots and the images from their past run on the wide-screen on the dash. Now, this will certainly not make it to production, but it gives an idea of how things could be in the future and how you will be able to “take a trip down the memory lane” literally.

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1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Concept by Carrozzeria Boano Torino

1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Concept by Carrozzeria Boano Torino

A unique Lincoln that looks as if it was designed in Area 51

The question of where to take Lincoln’s styling was top-of-mind for Ford during the mid-1950s, and the net it cast was to both the internal styling teams and one special dream car creator of Italy. Turbulent times for all the Blue Oval brands followed the market flop of their Edsel series, and Chevrolet was lighting up newsprint and auto shows with their swanky Motorama events and the original Corvette-concept of 1953.

The desire for miraculous styling direction and stunning concept cars led to all the non-GM American car brands to pair off with Italian styling houses. During this flurry of deals, Ghia signed up with Chrysler, Bertone for Packard and Carrozerria Touring with Hudson. Lincoln went with a less-renowned name of Felice Paolo to dress a rolling chassis with bespoke coupe bodywork ahead of the Turin motor show. The orange lacquer paint was barely dry on the 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive Study by Carrozzeria Boano Torino when it was rolled onto the rotating platform of the Turin auto show.

This stunning concept car hit the auction block quite often in recent years. It changed hands in 2006, it failed to sell in 2013, and it found a new owner in 2015. Come 2019, and the Lincoln Indianapolis is set to go under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction on August 15 to 17.

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