Limited to just 80-units worldwide and priced at $110K, the 80th Anniversary Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition sold out within 48 hours of the car’s debut, partially due to its suicide door system. Simply put, the rear doors open towards the rear of the car – a common feature on Lincoln Continentals in the 1960s. Its wheelbase has also been extended by about 6 inches, and every vehicle comes with Lincoln’s Black Label trim, the top trim level available across Lincoln’s lineup. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
This limited edition 2019 model is the most expensive Lincoln offered to date, and for comparison, a Lincoln Navigator Black Label SUV starts at $96,39, topping $103,635 with all the options. Even that SUV has had a waiting list since its release, as owners have taken a keen liking to its massage seats, leather-wrapped heated steering wheel and genuine wood trim.
“Cars can still be effective to help represent where a brand is and where it is going. It be a kind of spiritual guide for the brand, even if it is not a sales leader. The Continental signaled that Lincoln was going back to its roots, both in terms of naming and in terms of the expressive styling it had been known for, for so many decades,” said Karl Brauer, executive publisher for Cox Automotive.