Awesome Driver! Original, Road Ready!
Offered At: $15,900
Ext. Color: Green
Stock #: 200578C
Crevier Classic Cars are offering a 1952 Lincoln Capri.
Lincoln took a step about 25 years ahead of its time in 1952, downsizing a high-priced car under the slogan “Designed for Modern Living.” Gone was the enormous 1949 body, and the new cars was shorter and narrower than the 1951 models. The public was slow to adjust, however, and sales were disappointing. That is until virtual sweeps of the 1952 and 1953 La Carrera Americana road race in the stock class boosted Lincoln’s reputation.
The new car rode on a 123” wheelbase and had slab sides, with projecting headlights, raised fender crowns, and a pronounced rear fender line. The grille was almost completely involved on the bumper. Under the hood was an all-new 160-hp, 317.5-cid OHV, V-8, and GM’s new dual-range Hydra-Matic transmission, which offered two drive positions: three speeds for round and a fourth for highway travel. The most significant improvements were underneath, with the first ball-joint front suspension, doing away with king-pins, and a completely redesigned frame, with six cross-members and K-type reinforcement.
This Lincoln would make a great starter collector car. It has no signs of rust. It is equipped with the first overhead valve 317.5 CID 160 HP V8. Known as the "Y" Block engine family. It has been serviced with a fresh detail, ball joints, front suspension, and a new waterpump.