(first posted 10/17/2015) Have you ever looked at a picture and might not have recognized the characters, setting, event, but something just seems so familiar about it? Here is a picture I came across recently.
Yes, that is a broughamtastic fourth generation Lincoln Continental convertible. It looks like it is kept in beautiful condition and that two-tone interior is striking. Inside the car is His Majesty, The King of Norway and Her Majesty, The Queen of Norway on their way to open the Norwegian Parliament on 10-6-2015. Yes, that is right, this car is 50 odd years old and still used for official royal purposes by The Norwegian Family.
This picture could have easily been from 50 years ago, transporting some historic royal or world leader around. In fact, lets examine the many official uses of the fourth generation Lincoln Continental.
Here is a Lincoln Continental Convertible from 1961. This car has been used by The Jordanian Royal Family for many events including Royal Family weddings, official state visits, and His Majesty, King Abdullah II even used it on the day of his coronation.
Crown Prince Hamzah of Jordan and his bride celebrated their wedding in 2012. They are on their way in style, to a state reception attended by many international dignitaries in Amman.
In 1965 His Holiness, Pope Paul VI visited the United States. A custom-built 1964 Lincoln Continental Limousine was built for the Holy Father. It was custom-built by Lehmann-Peterson and was suggested as a more appropriate choice than the Ford LTD the Holy Father originally wanted.