The Lincoln Continental quickly became a legendary nameplate in the brand’s illustrious history after it essentially created the personal luxury car segment back in 1939. Over the following decades, the Continental spawned several generations, went on hiatus three times, and served as everything from an entry-level model to a proper standalone flagship. Sadly, the Continental is once again going away after the current generation runs its course, as we exclusively reported some time ago. But that didn’t stop us from imagining what a proper Lincoln Continental Coupe might look like.
In its history, the Continental has often represented the pinnacle of American car design. And while the current model isn’t what anyone would call daring, it is most certainly a beautiful car. Thus, we sought to enhance that beauty when we created the Lincoln Continental Coupe. As such, we went with a pillar-less design to ensure the side glass flows seamlessly front to back.
Passenger cars in general are going the way of the dinosaur, but our theoretical Lincoln Continental Coupe would certainly have a place in the current automotive spectrum. It could even represent a very unique offering, measuring in around the same size as the BMW 8-Series Coupe and Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, but with a price tag roughly $20,000-$30,000 lower than its German rivals.
Those models are doing quite well for themselves these days, and we believe the Lincoln Continental Coupe could as well. Ford has a bevy of powerful engine choices at its disposal that could transform the Lincoln Continental Coupe into a proper rival for the large coupes from Germany. And like the rest of the current Lincoln lineup, its differentiating factor could be a focus on supreme luxury and comfort, rather than on corner-carving performance.
Sadly, our idea will never come to fruition, but we thought it would be a fun exercise, nonetheless. Perhaps if the legendary model rises from the ashes yet another time in the distant future, our dream of a Lincoln Continental Coupe might just come true.