The Best of Amelia Island 2015


Sold for $154,000 on March 14, 2015

285 bhp, 368 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine,
three-speed Turbo-Drive automatic
transmission, independent coil-spring
front suspension, live rear axle with
semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel
power hydraulic drum brakes.
Wheelbase: 126 in.

1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible
The 1956 Lincoln was longer, lower, totally redesigned, stunningly styled, and thoroughly modern. Under the hood, it packed an upgraded overhead-valve V-8 that could produce 285 horsepower and was mated to a standard three-speed Turbo-Drive automatic transmission. All of this came at significantly higher prices, which thrilled Lincoln devotees who were willing to pay for it. Sales for 1956 reached record levels, rising from 23,673 cars in 1955 to 47,531 in 1956. The rarest and most expensive of all models was the Premiere Convertible, of which 2,447 were built.