Lincoln made the Capri from 1952-1959. With the exception of the chrome rocker panels and roof trim, it was difficult to tell a Capri from the other contemporary Lincoln, the Cosmopolitan.
Capris were available to consumers as a 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible, and a 4-door sedan. It was one of the first cars to offer an optional automatic headlight dimmer. There were numerous options available on the Capri: power steering, four-way power seat, power brakes, Whitewall tires, radio, tinted glass, and a heater.
The Capri is commonly referred to as the “Hot Rod Lincoln,” having been successfully used in racing in the 1950s. A Lincoln took first and second place at the 1954 Pan American Road Race.
- Engine: 205 Horsepower V-8
- Transmission: 4-speed Hydra-matic automatic
- Wheelbase: 123 inches
- Length: 215 inches
- Width: 77.5 inches
- Height: 62.6 inches
- Weight: 4,310 pounds
- Manufactured: Wayne, New Jersey
- Number produced: 1,951
Donated by Carol San Marco Megahan in loving memory of her husband, Renny