Car

Details

Lincoln

1957

PREMIERE

V8

$22,900
Body Style: CPE
Exterior: SILVER
Interior: RED
VIN# 57WA19780L

1957 LINCOLN PREMIERE COUPE

1957 Lincoln Premiere 2-door Coupe “Recent restorative work, excellent condition both Cosmetically and Mechanically. Ready to go!! VIN 57WA19780L After World War II, Lincoln was producing some of the finest cars available in the American car market. For the 1956 model year, Lincoln introduced all-new models, and an all-new level of luxury and performance. The Premiere, available in 2-door coupe, 4 door sedan or 2 door Convertible; these cars became the flagship vehicle Lincoln line. The cars introduced bright colors, more trim, and a number of safety features, including deep-dish steering wheel, padded dash, strengthened seat backs, and reinforced door panels and better door latches. These cars were, with a hardtop coupe, a four-door sedan, and a convertible all ranging between $4,600 and $4,750. Only one motor was offered across the line: the 368-cid, 285-hp overhead-valve V-8 was mated to an automatic transmission. A 12-volt electrical system became standard across the Ford/Lincoln product line. The Lincoln Premiere was no exception, and received all of the upgrades. Well optioned, these cars featured Power seats and windows and most owners also added power brakes. For 1957, the Premiere gained big fins, more chrome, four headlights, and engine output was bumped to 300 hp. A four-door Landau hardtop sedan was added to the Premiere lineup this year, as well, and prices jumped by approximately $500 on nearly all models. The car on offer here is a lovely 1957 Lincoln Premiere 2-door coupe. The car has been the recipient of more the $15,000 in restoration work since 2012, including, but not limited to the following; -New paint, -New interior (reupholstered seats and new carpets) -New brakes (including brake shoes, hoses, wheel --cylinder and master cylinder), -Engine tuning (points, plugs and coil) -Engine removal for detailing and paint -new distributor, -new windshield, -belts and hoses -suspension work. -New or restored -Powder coated wheels -Restored Rain gutter and hardware -Original and correct hubcaps -New tires in 2015 -Re-chromed bumpers -New power steering lines -New plugs and wires This car is in wonderful condition. The chrome and stainless trim has been redone or restored and is excellent. The paint is good, with deep shine and luster, but does have some areas where the clear coat has failed (see the photos). The powder coated wheels look great. The door operated window rain gutters are present and work as designed. The power windows work, as do the electric seats. The car received a new fuel tank. The chrome bumpers are near perfect. The engine is a correct 368 CID unit from a 1959 Lincoln (engine is not original to the car but is the correct type); it has a new intake, rebuilt carburetor and new distributor. The well tuned engine starts easily, runs cool with good power and torque. The car runs and drives as it should. The Lincoln Premiere is a wonderful example of 1950’s auto design. Its large size, strong performance and great style, gives the car an imposing road presence. It is the epitome of 1950s nostalgia. Buy with confidence, as this car is excellent both mechanically and cosmetically and needs nothing except an enthusiastic new owner collector. Feel free to call 203 256 9800 or email Steven@ClassicCarGallery.com if we can answer any of your questions.

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