1956 Lincoln Premiere Coupe
1956 Lincoln Premiere Coupe Debut year for Premiere models in 1956 Pillarless design earned Industrial Designers Institute Award of Excellence in Automotive Design One of 19,619 coupes sold in 1956 Well-done, older cosmetic restoration New Huntsman Red exterior with new two-tone black and red leather interior 368 CID Y-block V-8 engine with Turbo-Drive three-speed automatic transmission and 3.07 gearing Power steering, power brakes, power windows and four-way, power front seat Twelve-volt electrical system was new for 1956 Original owner’s manual and original Town & Country AM radio In 1956, if you wanted a top-trim Lincoln without going as far as the $10,000 Continental Mark II, your target vehicle was the Lincoln Premiere. MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this 1956 Lincoln Premiere Coupe. The coupe’s pillarless designed earned it and Lincoln the Industrial Designers Institute Award of Excellence in Automotive Design.Assembled on May 24, 1956; this car has recently been professionally refinished the exterior in Huntsman Red. The lack of traditional B-pillars between the front and rear side windows serves to highlight the long lines that were found on all 1956 Lincolns. The rear fender skirts and understated brightwork add the car’s handsomeness, as do the gold accents and lower drip rails that expand to cover the entire rear B-pillar.The car’s paint is in overall excellent condition and in red, it is quite eye-catching, however there is some minor scraped trim behind the passenger side door. The glass panels are in overall very good order and the car’s lights are in excellent condition.This Lincoln rolls on Remington wide whitewalls, sized L78-15, mounted on red rims with full factory wheel covers. The tires and wheels are in overall very good condition. All of the car’s body panels are straight; the bumpers are in overall very good order, except for blemishes in back. The engine bay is extremely tidy.Under that red hood is Lincoln’s 368 CID Y-block V-8 engine in a highly detailed engine bay. The engine block and intake manifold are painted light green while the rocker covers and air cleaner are black. The rockers bear the words, ‘Lincoln V-Eight.’ The engine breathes through a dual exhaust and is buttoned to a Turbo-Drive three-speed automatic transmission and a 3.07:1 rear end. Driver convenience features include power steering, power brakes, power windows and four-way power front seat. Lincoln switched to a 12-volt electrical system in 1956.Inside, the new red and black leather upholstery on the bench seats is in excellent condition. The black carpet, black headliner and black instrument panel are all in very good order; even the door courtesy lights still work. However, the horn, windshield wipers, speedometer, odometer, and antenna are all inoperative. Design themes of that era put the gauges, warning lights and clock above the padded dashboard while putting the switches below the padding. On either side of the four-spoke, deep-dish steering wheel are levers for the HVAC controls that look like they were lifted from a jet airplane.The Premiere was introduced in 1956 as an upscale version of the Lincoln Capri. It featured a 368 CID Lincoln Y-Block V8 and it was approximately 223 inches long in 1956. The top-end Lincoln, it was substantially different from the much more expensive Continental Mark II sold by Ford's Continental Motorcars division.The Premiere's appearance reflected the Capri's derivation from the radically different concept cars, the Mercury XM-800 and the Lincoln Futura. It was known for a stylish exterior, high-grade interior and some unique features. Four-way power seats were standard. Front suspension was independent with a stabilizer bar.Car comes with its original owner’s manual. Competition to this Lincoln in 1956 included Buick’s Series 60 Century Coupe, Cadillac’s Coupe de Ville, Chrysler’s New Yorker Newport two-door hardtop, Mercury’s Custom Coupe and Packard’s Caribbean Coupe.This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 19,266 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!VIN: 56WA39943LNote: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.