1959 Lincoln Continental Convertible

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© Robert Campopiano
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If this doesn't exemplify the 1950's love of chrome and tail fins, I don't know what does. It's big, long, shiny and red. One of the largest cars ever produced by a US manufacturer, these kings of the road weighed in at nearly 3 tons. They definitely made a statement. This example has been wonderfully restored and is driven by the owner. The chrome and paint are impeccable and it truly is a masterpiece of late '50's excess (or prosperity, depending on your POV). It now is a classic and is a way of preserving a part of a time long since past.

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  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    This looks to have been shot on film,which(if it was)certainly adds to that 50's look.A classic image of a classic car!!!

  • Stephen Van Tuyl

    Stephen Van Tuyl gave props (10 Feb 2009):

    Very cool shot Robert!

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (17 May 2009):

    Great Capture! Fav!

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