1940 Lincoln Continental Coupe, April 1940

Summary

Inspired after a 1938 trip to Europe, Edsel Ford collaborated with designer E.T. "Bob" Gregorie on a custom car with a sophisticated "continental" look. Reaction to Mr. Ford's prototype was so positive that Lincoln put the car into regular production. The first-generation Lincoln Continental remained in production from 1940 through 1948.

Inspired after a 1938 trip to Europe, Edsel Ford collaborated with designer E.T. "Bob" Gregorie on a custom car with a sophisticated "continental" look. Reaction to Mr. Ford's prototype was so positive that Lincoln put the car into regular production. The first-generation Lincoln Continental remained in production from 1940 through 1948.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Date Made

22 April 1940

Subject Date

22 April 1940

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.N.73642.E.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

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