From AGuyinVancouver, posted to the Cohort.
Nice Premiere! The Neon and Yaris across the street are saying “please don’t eat me!”
I think that’s a Kia Rio.
Right you are!
One of Vancouver’s current civic goals is to become the world’s ‘Greenest City’ by 2020 (roof moss not included).
If I were this Lincoln, I would be constantly looking over my shoulder….
It would make my day to walk down the street and see one of these!
It would make a nice LincVolt.
These things were huge. I wish they still made them that way. But them days are over thanks to OPEC and the tree hugers.
Damn, that is a good looking Neon!!
I noticed that, as it’s a clone of the one I had. the only thing that’s probably different is that mine was a Plymouth. It’s hard to tell which brand it is at the distance.
That was the second thing I noticed, too. I haven’t seen a Neon of that generation in such good shape in years. We had a new one in ’98. Fit & plastics needed work, but it was a great handling car, and the cab-forward design made it feel roomier in the back than our Contour. Fun car overall.
Love it, I never even noticed the juxtaposition of car and sign when I took the photo!
They left out ugly.What were they smoking at Lincoln back then?After the lovely 56 came the shocking 57 then this abomination.Everything an American car hater could want,a gaudy,gas guzzling,ill handling,badly braking,grotesque behemoth.Thereviled Edsel(of which I’m a fan) outsold Lincoln back then.No wonder Robert McNamara wanted to pull the plug on Lincoln
They may have been some of those things, Gem, but they weren’t ill-handling. My 1960 Premiere handled better than my 1962 four-door convertible, and they both outhandled by far the 1968 sedan I had.
A guy in the market for a new luxury car in 1958 sure had a wide range to choose from. The Cad, Lincoln and Imperial were each so different from each other in concept and in execution. I like each of them for different reasons.
58 is seen as a year for ugly cars,there was a big step back in styling compared to the elegant 56 Imperial and beautiful Lincoln in just 2 years.The quad headlights weren’t a good look for every car yet it seems to have been a “must have” along with Continental kits.
This thing doesn’t need license plates; it needs a Zip Code.
I think these Lincolns are among my favorites, just look at the rear, it looks more like a 50s space age show car than any other that made it into production. I dont care what anyone says i think they are awesome. Oh, and i love the Versailles also, which i have owned in the past, and was an awesome car.
oooooh, yeah, kinda like that.
Looks ready to take off. Love the space-age jukebox styling on these. Pretty in a conventional sense? No, I suppose not, but definitely desirable.
Ye olde tuna boat
Looking at the rear view of this Premiere it is cleaner than most of its 1958 competitors. Just a simple chrome strip along the side. It’s the front end that gives it the bad rap.
I can think of another sign that might be advisable here.
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