1961 Lincoln Continental
Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln division was in danger of closing down during the 1950’s. Designer Elwood Engel thought about reviving the Thunderbird but, instead, came up with the plans for the larger, luxury 4 door Lincoln Continental. The car will forever remain synonymous with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In 1961 the fourth generation Lincoln Continental debuted. The car was available as a four door sedan or as a convertible. The car’s body featured a central post with outward opening doors. The V8 engine was powerful yet smooth. Like the Thunderbird, the Lincoln Continental featured a tilt away steering column.