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1956 Lincoln Capri custom


The Lincoln Premiere has been turned into a long, low car show queen
The Lincoln Premiere has been turned into a long, low car show queen

Long, low and minty fresh. This imaginatively customized 1956 Lincoln Capri hardtop coupe has to be one of the most outrageous builds ever featured as Pick of the Week.

The Lincoln is a stunning car, which seems more like an entry in a national custom car show than a vintage classic looking for a new home. From the photos, the proportions look spectacular and the interior crosses over between that of a concept car and a funky low rider.

The custom Lincoln all hunkered down
The custom Lincoln all hunkered down

“This is one of the cooooolest customs on the planet,” says the Orange, California, dealer offering this car on ClassicCars.com. “And what’s not to love. Chopped 4 inches, shaved, extended custom skirts, handmade front grill, custom trim, custom front bumper from a ’54 Lincoln and custom rear bumper from a ’56 Packard… and the list goes on and on.”

Although there is no mention in the ad as to who performed the work that transformed this Lincoln into a showpiece, it was obviously a professional who deserves credit. The car looks beautifully done, with a lustrous finish over straight bodywork, and extensive chrome features.

“Inside expect nothing but the best custom interior with a radical custom wheel, one-off custom dash hand-built by the owner, hidden sound system and ice-cold air conditioning,” the listing says.

The handmade interior includes a uniquely shaped steering wheel
The handmade interior includes a uniquely shaped steering wheel

The builder did not scrimp on performance either, with a 460 cid Ford V8 with a Ford C6 automatic transmission and posi-traction rear, four-wheel disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering and air suspension, obviously. Despite the extensive custom features, the Lincoln is fully drivable, the seller says, once you lift it up a bit with the air pump.

“You can cruise comfortably or lay her out in the weeds for show,” the seller adds.

While the $68,500 asking price is certainly not cheap, it does seem like quite a bargain for this seemingly exquisite show car that would fetch all the eyeball in the world.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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