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Wheels in the Grass

’56 Lincoln, Sanborn, N.Y.

I don’t know, but lately it seems that old Lincolns have been coming out of the woodwork. This 1956 Lincoln two-door hardtop recently appeared outside of a Sanborn wrecking yard. For 1956 the Lincoln came in two series: Capri and Premiere. The Capri two-door sold for $4,119 while the higher-priced Premiere checked in at $4,601. It was hard to say from this angle which one this is, but it’s likely a Premiere as there were nearly fives times as many produced. Many consider the ’56 (and ’57) the high point of Lincoln 50’s styling — especially if parked next to one of the truly gaudy-looking ’58 or ’59 models. You can view the entire 1956 brochure here.

’56 Premiere, brochure art

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know