The (Lincoln) Continental Divide


It was the high-water mark of postwar American luxury, that place—as Hunter S. Thompson once said of San Francisco at the same time—where the wave finally broke and rolled back. Its predecessors were unpleasantly bloated, its successors uncomfortably baroque, but the 1961–65 Lincoln Continental was simply perfect, a mid-century-modern vehicle that coincided neatly with, and became symbolic of, the thrill and tragedy of John F. Kennedy’s Camelot.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/02/08/the-lincoln-continental-divide