WELL-PRESERVED, MULTIPLE AWARD-WINNING RESTORATION
HANDSOME GREEN EXTERIOR OVER TAN LEATHER INTERIOR
154 HP 337 CI V-8 ENGINE/AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
SINGLE OWNERSHIP AND CARE SINCE 1990
HISTORY INCLUDES POSSIBLE CELEBRITY OWNERSHIP
AM RADIO, POWER TOP, WINDOWS, SEAT AND ANTENNA
1 OF ONLY 857 CONVERTIBLES PRODUCED FOR 1951
JUST 1,907 MILES SINCE RESTORATION
As Lincolns first all-new postwar models, the 1949-51 series featured modern envelope body styling a longer-wheelbase chassis. Fresh, modern styling cues included frenched head- and tail lights, a wide low-profile grille, one-piece windshield, a low-profile roofline and restrained, yet effective brightwork. The dash was updated by 1950, with the speedometer now placed directly in the drivers view. front of the driver. Powered by a new 337 CI flathead Ford V-8 developing over 150 HP, the new Lincolns could easily reach speeds in excess of 100 mph. A GM Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic transmission was optional by 1951. The 1949-51 Lincolns were immediately recognized as luxurious, quiet, high-quality automobiles capable of covering long distances almost effortlessly. In addition to competing in the first Carrera Panamericana road race in 1950, the 1949-51 Lincolns are famous for their White House service.
This highly attractive, top-of-the-line 1951 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible is one of just 857 examples produced. We are thrilled to offer it on behalf of the current owner, who acquired the Lincoln in 1990 and had it professionally restored to multiple show-winning condition in 1995. Prior ownership history includes collector Fred Bishop of nearby Highland Park, Illinois, and according to our recent conversations with the owner, this highly attractive Cosmopolitan was once owned by late Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas. In addition to its highly attractive Green paint finish and Tan leather upholstery, the Lincoln is well equipped with a power-operated convertible top, windows, seat and antenna. Additional items include a top-boot cover, car cover, and a roadside jack inside the trunk compartment, plus a spare tire and fire extinguisher. One of the most stylish and enjoyable luxury cars of its era, this rare and beautifully presented 1951 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible marks a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of the most significant automobiles of the immediate postwar years. Call us to see it for yourself and make it yours for spring and summer enjoyment!