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December ’18 – End of Month Hodgepodge

You guessed it – the end of the month and it’s time for a hodgepodge of vehicles that didn’t quite make the cut for a full post. This hodgepodge has some old school flair, an early 90’s Alfa Romeo Spider and a pink Lincoln! Enjoy the pics.

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LA Auto Show – Day 3 of 3

Ok, here we are – at the grand finale.  This is the last post from the LA auto show, than we are back to normal LA car spotting.  In this post, we take a tour of the LA auto show underground, where the modified cars live. Widebody Tesla, BMW’s, Porsche 911 with a Martini Livery and some low riders! Enjoy

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Happy Independence Day

Hello and happy Independence Day – The day American’s celebrate the pillaging of land from…. I mean, a day American’s celebrate their independence from Great Britain.  We commence celebrations with cookouts, booze, bonding with friends and family, and massive amounts of fireworks. Here at LACS, we will celebrate with a throwback to some of our favorite classic American made cars we’ve spotted.

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The End of (Last) Month Hodgepodge

Work Work Work… That is all I have been doing lately.  Working non-stop does not leave enough time for spotting cars!  Well here is the Hodgepodge that was suppose to go up May 31st.  Better late than never I say.

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1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III (5th gen)

The venerable Lincoln Continental. First introduced in 1939, the Lincoln Continental is a luxury car from Ford intended to adapt European “continental” luxury style and sell to the masses in the USA.  With only a brief hiatus here and there, the Continental nameplate is still going strong today.

Lincoln had a slew of slogans used in their print ads which are just fantastic.  One says “Lincoln makes America’s most distinctive cars”.  That may be true, as the Lincoln continental design language usually stood out as something special, something different. Some other fun ad slogans:

  • “Uncommon luxury for the uncommon man”
  • “Modern living on the move”
  • “The Continental life is never out of date”

Enjoy these pics and don’t forget to check out the other Lincoln continental we spotted:

1962 Lincoln Continental Sedan

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1962 Lincoln Continental Sedan

Look at this classic piece of luxury.  So classy and luxurious that this was part of the presidents motorcade in 1963 – the one remembered in history by the assassination of JFK.  Is it a coincidence that JFK was assassinated in a Lincoln vehicle and that our Penny Man himself, Abraham Lincoln was also assassinated. Lincoln/Lincoln – maybe just a coincidence. Anyway, back to the car!

Some info about the Continental:

The Lincoln Continental is a series of luxury cars produced by Lincoln, a division of the American automaker Ford Motor Company. First introduced in 1939 as a coachbuilt convertible, which would spawn the personal luxury car segment, the nameplate has been in use by Lincoln at various times for 51 years. In the Lincoln model line, the Continental has served various roles, ranging from the top-trim sedan to the base-trim sedan. Through its production, the Lincoln Continental has been produced in several bodystyles, including two-door and four-door convertibles, two-door and four-door hardtops and sedans, and two-door coupes. The Lincoln Continental is the final American car factory-produced as a four-door convertible or with a V12 engine.
For the 1961 model year, the Lincoln Division was extensively redesigned. Following the $60 million in losses to develop the 1958–1960 Lincolns and Continentals, the Lincoln Division product line (of the Capri, Premiere, and Continental Mark Series) was replaced by a single four-door Lincoln Continental. Making its appearance for the first time since 1948, it was available as a sedan and convertible.

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