Skip to comments.Lincoln bringing back 'suicide doors' on 2019 Continental
Posted on 12/17/2018 7:03:42 AM PST by ETL
Lincoln brought back the Continental name two years ago and now it's resurrecting a feature thats commonly known by a name it would prefer you dont use.
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the model, Lincoln is offering a limited run of 80 Coach Door Edition Continentals for 2019 equipped with what are colloquially
known as suicide doors.
The rear-hinged rear doors hearken back to the 1961-1969 heyday of the Continental, when it was at the height of fashion.
They offer a stylish and arguably easier way to enter and exit the vehicle.
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Far cry from the gorgeous versions of the 1970s and before.
WTF would buy a car named THAT???
My parents had a ‘dark blue ‘74 Mark IV with leather interior and a 460 big block....That was one cruisin’ sled.
Sharp looking car but you’re right! “Suicide doors”?!
I’d love it in a convertible. My ultimate classic is a 1963 lincoln convertible, white.
I predict they will sell very well.
Every athelete and entertainer with more money than sense will want one customized.
A friend of mine had a 77 model with the 460, when he bought it he had me install an 8 speaker and multiple amp Pioneer system in it......stereo sounded excellent in that big interior.
...without the railroad tie bumpers. They were horrible.
They are only making 80 of them so they will most likely bought at high prices by collectors.
You know those cars with “gull wing” doors? Turned out the cars couldn’t fly. Total gyp!
Basically looks like a black taxi cab.
OH MY, A THREAD AFTER MY OWN HEART!
Actually, a few years back the “concept car” Continental was pretty slick, borrowing MUCH from the old days. But they’ve caved to modernism and made it more wedge/blob again. Not terrible, compared to most modern Lincolns, but not as neat as the concept.
I LOVE my Town Car ‘79 (we had a ‘75 also, but that was let to rot away in an old garage for years). ‘79 rotting away outside, but still doesn’t look as bad as the ‘75.
Late ‘70s Lincolns were the best, especially the TCs. Loved the upstanding RR grille. Fully proud hunky masculine car.
Why are they called ‘suicide doors’?
Hundreds of thousands did.
Or are you seriously referring to “suicide doors”? That has LONG been a common term for a sedan opening only from the center.
If I could afford it, I would buy one for the ease of getting my folding wheelcahair in and out! As things are now, I have minivans with sliding doors as an option. Would love to buy a new Kia Sonoma, but even those are getting too expensive. Will be driving my 08 Entourage for a while longer looks like.
Those are destined straight for the 'hood. You'll never see a white person driving one.
And, yes, Lincoln will sell every Continental that rolls off the assembly line.
The Lincoln I had back in the 80s ate me alive. It was $1,200 to fix something about every six weeks!
I had two Mark 4s, a '72 and '73. The '73 was a lot nicer. Pretty shade of blue with same color interior, with chrome spoke rims.
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