The Lincoln Motor Company is a division of the Ford Motor Company that sells luxury vehicles under the Lincoln brand. Founded in 1917 by Henry M. Leland, one of the founders of Cadillac, Lincoln was named after the 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln, the first presidential candidate for whom Leland had cast a vote (in 1864). The company has been a subsidiary of Ford since 1922.
Early Lincoln models include the L Series and the K Series, current model range in North America consists of two sedans (Continental and MKZ), three crossover utility vehicles (MKC, MKT, and MKX), and a sport utility vehicle (Navigator/Navigator L).
Here are some interesting facts about Lincoln:
- Henry M. Leland reportedly named the company after his hero, President Abraham Lincoln, for whom he had cast a vote on his very first presidential elections.
- Lincoln logo is presented in shape of a highly stylized compass with hands directed to every part of the world. At the same time, some people say that logo has an official name – The Lincoln Star.
- Lincoln is known as the American luxury brand. Lincoln car prices start at $35,075 and are typically less than other luxury car brands. However, their SUVs are more expensive and the Lincoln Navigator price tag can surpass $65,000 when the full-size SUV is fully equipped.
- Lincoln brand has always been popular among business sharks, as well as gangsters, prime ministers and presidents.
- In 1961 the Lincoln Continental became the presidential limousine. Known as the Secret Service 100 X Limousine it served the White House until 1967. It’s the same convertible that President Kennedy was riding in when they assassinated him.
- Lincoln competes with BMW, Audi and Mercedes for the armoured vehicle market.
Popular models from Lincoln include:
1. Lincoln Continental
2. Lincoln MKC
3. Lincoln MKT
4. Lincoln MKX
5. Lincoln MKZ
6. Lincoln Navigator / Navigator L
7. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
8. Lincoln Town Car
9. Lincoln Blackwood
10. Lincoln LS
Resources for Lincoln enthusiasts:
1. Official Lincoln Website
2. Lincoln Owner’s Manual and Warranty Information
3. Lincoln Safety Ratings
4. Lincoln Recalls
5. Lincoln Market Values
6. Lincoln Reviews
Why should I run a Lincoln VIN Check?
- Check for accidents. Every year, approximately 6.0 million automobile accidents are reported by the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Check for title brands. Flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands.
- Check for special purpose designations, including taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use.
- Check for thefts. Lookup a VIN to check for an active theft or previously recovered theft record.
Run a Lincoln VIN Check to uncover the full-story of your next vehicle.