Lincoln Teases These, Wants Your Imagination to Run Wild
So many of us want this to be more than just a sick tease that results in nothing new on the showroom floor. Would we buy it even if it wasn’t? That’s debatable.
Regardless, all we have now is the tease, plus plenty of clues. Posted Thursday afternoon to Lincoln Motor Company’s social media accounts, an image of suicide doors — a feature that graced Lincoln Continental sedans from 1961 to 1969 — has appeared, along with a cryptic message.
Making a statement without a word. Center-opening doors elevated the Lincoln #Continental of the mid 1960’s to the pinnacle of mid-century style, a car driven by the likes of Pablo Picasso. #TBT… or is it? Stay tuned to our Instagram feed for more. pic.twitter.com/KZ7OYEqDzP
— Lincoln Motor Company (@LincolnMotorCo) December 13, 2018
The brand’s tweet can be seen above. Yes, the defining feature of that era of classic Lincolns (and several that came before) were its suicide doors, a feature now relegated to the ultra-luxury Rolls-Royce Phantom and Ghost.
The tweet implies we haven’t seen the last of ’em.
Of course, this isn’t the first time the prospect of suicide doors on a modern Lincoln has raised its head. Reports arose of Lincoln dealers being shown a new Continental with said doors at a convention in Las Vegas last March. Since then, Ford has seemingly declared war on passenger cars, handing out death sentences to all Ford-brand vehicles with a trunk, Mustang excluded. The future doesn’t look good for the Lincoln MKZ and Continental, both of which borrow the platform found beneath the Ford Fusion. The Fusion isn’t expected to survive beyond 2021.
Later in March, sources claiming knowledge of Ford’s product plans said a new Continental is off the table.