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Posted By: Christopher Moroni
Posted On: Sunday May 12, 2019 at 6:32 AM
1955? As a former member of the LCOC. I can tell you, the '55 was considered a dud.
The pecking order for Road-Race Lincolns (1952-1955) is 1954, 1953, 1952 then 1955 somewhere in the mist of all that.

1954 is considered "top dog" because of it's 1st year wrap around bumpers, higher horse-power (205hp) 317.5 V-8, nicer trim designs, etc..

1955 is considered a "dud" (IMO, still a nice looking car) because of it's odd, longer rear quarter treatment (to help bridge 55 & new '56 designs), "carry over styling," but most importantly it's raked, A-pillar, windshield.

At a time when practically every other US automobile, including Ford and Mercury, had one piece wrap around windshields, the 1955 Lincoln, with it's "flat" front glass, looked dated.

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PICs: Which Lincoln? by John Bono #42241
The '56 but the '55 is very nice (EOM) by Chris Nickelsen #42241.1
'56 please, my favorite Lincoln styling year. (EOM) by Bruce Parsons #42241.2
'56 for me....the "plucked eyelashes" of the '55 detract a bit. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #42241.3
Back about a million years ago a friend of mine had a black '56 by Don Anderson #42241.4
Even Dilton Doiley could pick up chicks in that car! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #42241.4.1
1956 (EOM) by Sal Lomma #42241.5
+1 (EOM) by Ed Glorius #42241.5.1
Owned a few '54s (HT, SEDAN) but never a '56. (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #42241.6
...so '56 for me today please. (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #42241.6.1
A major design shift in just one model year from, '55 to the lovely '56, but....... by Bruce Gibbins #42241.7
1955? As a former member of the LCOC. I can tell you, the '55 was considered a dud. by Christopher Moroni #42241.7.1
WHERE ARE ALL YOU GUYS SEEING A 1955 LINCOLN? (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #42241.8
Its all Chris Nickelsen's fault...he started it. Lol. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #42241.8.1
LOL (EOM) by Christopher Moroni #42241.8.1.1
56 in wisteria...doesn't get any better than that. (EOM) by Bob Jackman #42241.9
1954! (EOM) by Tim Kubiak #42241.10
‘55 (EOM) by Terence Slekar #42241.11
'56 (EOM) by Frank Kocour #42241.12
BTW.....The top picture is a '54 and the bottom picture is a '56. (EOM) by John Bono #42241.13
56 (EOM) by George Burgess #42241.14
'56. The '54 looks quite boring. (EOM) by Jani Bodmann #42241.15

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