1976 Lincoln Continental Town Coupé: The Fleet is In

This is class circa the disco years. Not Tony Manero class – more like Rocky’s mobster boss or Ted Baxter. Twenty-two feet of deliciously tacky yellow and tan. I loved and hated these cars – so cushy and quiet and floaty, but so ponderous and grotesquely overwrought. Bench seats and column shifters make up for…

Sometimes

it’s not that hard to say goodbye. Adios, INContinental.  I will miss your giant V8, your really shitty gas mileage and the faux mobster presence.  And the flippy lights. But not the profuse leakage.  You’re worse than one of the dogs that lives in my house. Enjoy auto Valhalla.  Say hi to the Merc and…

Russo and Steele 2014: World Premiere

We first (re-)discovered the 1957 Lincoln Premiere when we stumbled upon three carcasses in Miami AZ. Before then, Lincolns older than 1960 just didn’t register.  Now you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting one, or so it almost seems.  We saw the Barrett Jackson convertible.  Not to be outdone, Russo and Steele checks in with…

Barrett Jackson 2014: The Premiere

What a difference a garage and some TLC makes.  Instead of a carcass, you get a grand dame. Lot No. 730 Here is a fantastic find, a 1957 Lincoln Premier [sic.] convertible. This is a true hidden garage find from right here in Glendale, AZ. It was parked over 20 years ago in a garage….

Inaugural Arizona Concours d’Elegance begins Auction Week on January 12

1937 Lincoln followed by 1947 Cadillac at the Biltmore during recent ‘dry run’ site testing. (Michael Tobian photo) PHOENIX – The manicured lawns of the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort will be the setting on Sunday, January 12, for an exceptional new event, the inaugural Arizona Concours d’Elegance, which gathers a collection of 77 superb vintage…