Concept Classic: 1987 Lincoln By Vignale – Ford’s Allante (Updated With Additional Shot Of “Continental Spare” On Back)

Lincoln Vignale

Today’s concept from glen.h’s collection is the 1987 Lincoln by Vignale, also known as the Vignale Gilda.  Rather GM-ish, downright Allante-ish. Well, there’s a reason for that. The Vignale was specifically created as a me-too response to Cadillac’s ill-fated Allante, which was just about to go into production. See; we can do one of those too; but maybe we”ll hold back and see how the Allante makes out. Good call.

Lincoln Vignale 1987

The front view clearly shows where the MN12 Thunderbird and Cougar got their narrow pinched front ends. Looking at the top picture, it’s pretty clear that it predicts the MN12’s design direction in profile to a fair extent too. So maybe the money spent wasn’t totally in waste.

Lincoln Vignale int

Update: I missed this shot from the rear, which shows that Lincoln was still attached to their beloved “continental spare”. At least it’s very minimalistic; I’d have to see it properly from the rear to really judge it effect.

images: glen.h’s photostream