Up for sale is my 1957 Lincoln Premiere 4 door sedan in “hot pink”
It has the tallest fins for 1957. This is a member ofthe first generation of the Lincoln Premiere, from 1956-1957. Parts aretypically interchangeable from these two model years, with slight styling differences in the two years. Lincoln made the Premiere from 1956 to 1960, before reviving the name “Premiere” as a trim level on modern Lincoln models. It is a long vehicle (18.5 feet).
It is commonly mistaken for a “Pink 1959 Cadillac”. The Lincoln Premiere was a competitor to Cadillac in the luxury car market. The engine is an original 368 cubic inch, 6.0 liters, Lincoln Y Block V-8. The transmission is an original 3-Speed Turbo-Drive Automatic transmission.
This particular model is the 4 door sedan. This car has a lot of power options that were available on the model such as power seats, power windows, power brakes, and power steering. (The car does not have A.C.) The car’s unibody design makes it feel like you are sitting on a couch while you drive it. But, I have come to the conclusion that I just have too many vehicles at this point. I’ve owned this car since 2011.
This car gets a ton of attention! It is not uncommon to have people taking a picture of the car as you drive down the road or come up to you in a parking lot to ask about it. It is not the typical 1950s car, as this was a luxury model, and very pricey for 1957. Some people will mistakenly believe this model is called the “Landau” because that nameplate is also printed on the vehicle. But, Landau is a term that was used to denote a”luxury type carriage” and stems from old fashioned horse drawn carriages. Lincoln used Landau to denote their 4 door Premiere model for 1957.
Alas, the car has been stored/undriven for the last 3 yearsand should go to someone else who will enjoy it.
But, the car is in need of a new (or rebuilt) mastercylinder for the brakes. Thus, it has no ability to brake at this time. We’ve reached our budget for investing in the car and it is time to let it go. (One option is to have the master cylinder and drum brakes replaced with a disc brakeconversion kit).
The car does have a cut off switch under dash to the battery. While not original, classic cars have a tendency to drain the battery for various reasons. This helps keep the battery fresh. The vinyl and cloth interior is all original. The back seat still has the plastic wrap (like Grandmom put over her couch) which has definitely kept it in fairly good condition. Plastic wrap had also been on the front seat for some time (indeed, there is still some plastic covering the back. But the bench seat is notcovered, and is more rough, but still comfortable. The powerseats work just fine.
The carpet and headliner should be replaced at some point, as the headliner has started to sag a little and the carpet is in bad shape. The car does come with the rubber mat for the front with the Lincoln Logo. The driver’s side window is cracked. All other glass is intact.
The car color is not original. The original was, indeed, pink, but more of a “pastel” pink compared to the hot pink that theprevious owner painted. The paint job still looks good from a distance, but there are a few surface rust spots on the front quarter panel that are starting to show and on a few other spots. There is a lotof chrome and brightwork pieces. All in various states.
We wanted to ensure that the car engine was good before listing, hence our desire to have the fuel system flushed of old gas and carb rebuilt. Prior to it sitting, we enjoyed driving it regularly – the car ran and drove as we took it to local car shows and for fun drives of about 50 miles or so. The car easily got up to 55 mph.
Mileage: The odometer doesn’t work, indeed, has never worked, and thus there is no way to tell how many miles this engine has from this 63 year old vehicle. We originally bought the car, sight unseen, off eBay in 2011 from upstate New York. It’s been fun, but we have 2 other classics that we drive more often and realize it does the car no good to just have it sit.
Location: Hatboro, Pennsylvania, United States
See listing: 1957 Lincoln Premier 4 door sedan in “Hot Pink” (from November 15, 2020)