1948 Lincoln Continental
The year 1948 marked the end of production of twelve-cylinder automobile engines for the United States with the discontinuation of the Lincoln V-12. This Continental coupe is one of the last 200 V-12s produced. Introduced in 1940, the Lincoln Continental instantly became a styling leader with its low roofline, rear-mounted spare and skirted fenders. The post-war Continentals were slightly redesigned renditions of the pre-war Classic. When the new Lincolns were introduced for the 1949 model year, none of them had the panache of the Continental line that it replaced. In 1951, the Museum of Modern Art selected the Continental as one of eight automotive works of art. Time magazine ranked it its top ten choice of the 100 best-designed commercial products. The wheelbase of the car is 125 inches. Total production for the Coupe was 847 vehicles. The original price for this car was $4,662.