Lincoln Tail Fins 1950s

Lincoln Tail Fins 1950s – The founder of The Lincoln Motor Car Company was Henry M. Leland in 1917. Leland also formed Cadillac in 1902. Due to financial troubles Leland sold Lincoln to The Ford Motor Company in 1922. Today this division of Ford is known as The Lincoln Motor Company.


1952 Lincoln Tail Fins 1950s
1952 Lincoln Tail Fins

The Lincoln was all new for 1952 including the first tail fins and vertical tail lights. However, it reflected the same styling as the Ford automobile. The 1952 Lincoln was equipped with a 317 cubic inch V-8 with 160 horsepower.


1953 Lincoln Tail Fins
1953 Lincoln Tail Fins

The 1953 Lincoln remain almost the same as the ’52 Lincoln includin the tail fins. What did change was the restyled grille. The 1952, 1953 and 1954 Lincolns were roomier inside than previous models.


1954 Lincoln Tail Fins
1954 Lincoln Tail Fins

Lincolns looked little different for 1954 and could boast of neither new models or more powerful engines. Three models, Capri, Premiere and Custom were produced.


1955 Lincoln Tail Fins
1955 Lincoln Tail Fins

With an unchanged wheelbase and a radical makeover the 1955 Lincoln was restyled to look longer and lower. This also included a restyled set of tail fins. Lincoln’s priciest car was the 1955 Capri convertible.


1956 Lincoln Tail Fins
1956 Lincoln Tail Fins

The 1956 Lincoln was all new, being longer, lower and wider. Capri was the entry model that got 60 more horsepower from a larger 368 cubic inch V-8.


1957 Lincoln Tail Fins
1957 Lincoln Tail Fins

’57 Chevrolet like tail fins could be found on all the 1957 Lincoln cars. The price of a Lincoln Premiere two door hardtop was priced at $5149.


1958 Lincoln Tail Fins
1958 Lincoln Tail Fins

If it was for the 1957 Mercury, the 1957 would have been adwarded the most changed automobile. Previous Lincolns were big and sleek but the 1958 Lincolns were square and massive. 1958 Lincoln sales dropped 58% because customers just didn’t like them.


1959 Lincoln Tail Fins
Lincoln Tail Fins 1950s

The tail fins on the 1959 Lincoln were small and looked just like the 1958 Lincolns. ’59 Lincolns received only minor side cove styling changes.