! First time this year !
We make our dreams come true. Slowly, carefully, we took a bite out of one of our museum's biggest challenges. It's been a long time since we decided and now we are taking the first steps. Our dream is to be one of the largest collector collections of a single brand. Although America was a volcano spewing one brand after another during the boom, years ago we were sure which one was right for us. We would like to show you a very large family of Lincoln cars in the Nova Bystrice Museum. The carmaker, named by founder Henry M. Leland after 16th US President Abraham Lincoln, enchanted us with both its turbulent history and its beautiful, luxurious cars.
Lincoln is a Fords showcase that was acquired a few years after its founding in 1922. Already with the first models, Lincoln attracted the rich class of America. Majestic cars with custom bodies, powerful eight and twelve-cylinder engines, combined with proven quality, that was the right recipe for the carmaker's success. There was no lack of customers and it is no surprise when looking at the shapes and advanced solutions of the bodies. Sit in one of the comfortable armchairs in the hall dedicated exclusively to the Lincoln brand and watch with us the automotive progress of this company. Lincoln in the Nová Bystřice Museum - a ride in the most luxurious class...
Vehicle comes from New Jersey. The owner has been Ralph Voorhees, member of aristocratic family. He used this car sporadically. This car stayed more in garage or in front of his seat. According Chrysler’s imerial Ford decides in first half of fifty’s last century to made his own brand which would be able to compete that time the most luxury and expensive vehicles from Europe (Rolls – Royce, Bentley) and US (Cadilac & Packard, Imperial). The brand Continental being as a product of individually established division of the same name. Name Continental refers just to rival of European aka continenal vehicles. It produced only two years manufactory. There was newer serial production. Price of this vehicle was set to $10,000, comparable with Rolls – Royce and almost twice higher than of luxury Cadillacs. Nevertheless Ford failed to profit over $1,000 on each vehicle, but it was question of prestige. However the owners of this masterpiece were names like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Nelson Rockefeller or president Dwight Eisenhower. It’s one of the most expensive vehicle you can see in European museums.
Date of manufacture
It was the most expensive vehicle in the USA those days.
This kind of car has been given as a present to Liz Taylor by the movie studio which had one's car paint according the her's eyes's colour.