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2020 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Heading To Auction

The 2020 Lincoln Continental ended its run two years ago as the last American made full size sedan for the luxury brand, a type of vehicle that likely won’t be replicated in the U.S. again, unless new car shoppers change their minds about crossovers and SUVs. While Ford’s luxury division isn’t completely out of the sedan game , the upcoming 2023 Lincoln Zephyr will exclusively be offered in China. But for those hankering for the Continental’s last hurrah, a new opportunity has presented itself in the form of an upcoming Mecum auction, which will feature a very special variant of the sedan. In fact, the Coach Door model that’s heading to Glendale represents just one of 150 produced for the 2020 model year.

2020 Lincoln Continental

Unlike regular 2020 Lincoln Continental models, every Coach Door edition featured reverse-hinged doors that instantly recall vintage Continental sedans of yore. Each of these limited production models started out life as a standard Black Label Continental before heading to Cabot Coach Builders, the company tasked with converting them into their final form. As a result, all Coach Door models got a six-inch wheelbase extension and longer rear doors to compensate for the added length. All four doors open at a 90 degree angle to assist with ingress and egress and retained the trick electronic door handles from the regular model.

2020 Lincoln Continental

This particular example is painted in Infinite Black, paired with the Thoroughbred Black Label interior theme, a scheme that includes Jet Black Venetian Leather flanked by Chilean Maple wood trim. Rear seat passengers are treated to a flow-through center console that includes a table, wireless charging pad, two USB charging ports, fold-out armrest with audio and climate controls, plus a 110V power outlet. Like all Black Label models, this 2020 Lincoln Continental came standard with the Ford 3.0L EcoBoost V6, good for an even 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

2020 Lincoln Continental

The 2020 Lincoln Continental Coach Door represented the second year for the unique, range-topping model. As Ford Authority previously reported, Lincoln decided to continue production of the Coach Door after the 2019 iteration sold out within 48 hours. Regardless, all examples are already collectible, as the total production run for both years amounted to just 230 units. Which means this particular example is practically guaranteed to ignite a bidding war when it makes an appearance at the Glendale 2022 event, which is currently scheduled to run from March 16th to 19th.

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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. JE

    The last real Lincoln. Besides the Zephyr, unfortunately for sale only in China, Lincoln actual lineup is composed of boring, cookie cutter SUV’s and crossovers. Lincoln without a sedan or a sports coupe is way behind from its competirors and has nothing to do against them. I really hope the actual SUV cancer ends asap.

    1. Kyle

      So glad you aren’t in charge at Lincoln, or the brand would have died a long time ago. They realized that they can’t compete in the sports sedan market, so they switched to luxurious, comfortable SUVs. They sold 23k Aviators in 2020 compared to only 5k Continentals so why would they suddenly decide to only produce sedans? And as hard as it is to accept, sedans are just as boring and cookie cutter as SUVs. The MKZ was the worst product Lincoln had in the past 10 years.

  2. Crabbymilton

    Well that should have been the standard CONTINENTAL with the conventional door version as the lower cost alternative.


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