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1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Sport Sedan 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Sport Sedan
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, Florida
Auction Results March, 2009 $22,000

Lincoln Cosmopolitan

The 1949 Lincoln models were all-new automobiles from the ground up, sharing their basic body shells and sleek envelope styling with Mercury. However, with their longer wheelbase, handsome grille, and powerful “flathead” V8 engine, the new Lincoln models were easily distinguished from their corporate cousins.

The Cosmopolitan featured attractively frenched, or recessed, headlights and taillights, and restrained use of chrome trim, inspired by California’s leading customizers of the era. The Cosmopolitan also featured a one-piece windshield, a shallow greenhouse, and sweeping lines accentuated by heavy chrome-plated moldings above the front fender arches. The dash was remodeled for 1950, with the speedometer now placed directly in front of the driver. This was an important change, as the Cosmopolitan could easily achieve top speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

The Cosmopolitan quickly gained a reputation as a luxurious, quiet, and high-quality automobile capable of covering long distances effortlessly. Naturally, these cars were popular with long-distance racers including Johnny Mantz, who finished ninth overall in the first Mexican Road Race, better known as the Carrera Panamericana, in 1950. The cars were also well-known by virtue of their service to the White House, which ordered 19 examples for presidential, governmental, and VIP purposes.

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