Lincoln is a mess, and has been for a long time. This is the car that could have changed that.
Maybe not in the exact size and details as the concept, which was a huge thing with a 136.6″ wheelbase and 6 liter V12. As much as the idea of a top-tier car appeals in principle, the heart of the premium market is for smaller cars; hence the Cadillac CTS. Seems to me that the Ford/Jaguar DEW98 platform, as used by the Lincoln LS and still used by the Jaguar XF would have hosted a shorter version quite appropriately, with an updated version of the design. Or maybe both, if Ford had been feeling ambitious.
The interior was certainly an inviting space, evoking the clean and sparse sensibility of the ’61 Continental. Oh well,
The 2002 Lincoln Concept was sold at auction in 2010 for $56,100. It’s nice to know someone is enjoying it. But there’s a lovely MKS waiting for us as a consolation at the Lincoln dealer. It’s going to have a long wait.