1977 Lincoln Versailles

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    1. Sp3cimen 31 months ago | reply

      Wonder why it didn't sell well. This one is painted in a pretty blue.

    2. HarborIndiana 31 months ago | reply

      It was a response to the Cadillac Seville.

      Cadillac had a lot of time to develop sheet metal that hid it's humble Chevrolet Nova roots.
      Ford tried the same recipe and was not so successful : the first generation Versailles looked too much like a Ford Granada. Not a bad looking car, but, in public opinion, not a real Lincoln . Overall, they failed to tickle the fancy of American Luxury buyers in great numbers.

      My personal opinion is the grille is too large. Like a kid wearing dads shoes.

    3. HarborIndiana 31 months ago | reply

      I was not inferring these cars were inferior or without merit. They were burdened by the uninspired styling, in my rather limited opinion.

      Had the Versailles gone before the Granada or Monarch, they would have faired better.

      Also, the name was a little odd. Versailles is h-u-g-e and ornate. These were small and smart.

    4. horgula 31 months ago | reply

      Aside from the car itself (its merits and demerits will be endlessly debated), did anyone notice the venue of this photo? I recognized it immediately regardless of the Lincoln sitting in its midst.

    5. mangopulp2008 31 months ago | reply

      @ horgula! I would say its one of the world trade centres that no longer exists, but i am not too sure

    6. horgula 31 months ago | reply

      And you would be right! The setting is the Windows on the World restaurant on the 106th and 107th floors of the north tower (WTC 1). Btw: if you look at the image in its largest size, you can read the caption at the bottom right of the photo of the Lincoln on the parquet floor.

    7. Hugo90 31 months ago | reply

      Still on the same platform as the Maverick, even the same wheelbase, 109.9, as the four door Maverick, and based on the 1960 Falcon at 109.5, and '71 Mustang at 109.0.

    8. cherilynhannen 22 months ago | reply

      Alden Jewell,yes eerie isn't it that the setting is the Windows of the World Restaurant in the north tower of the World Trade Center?????.....any of y'all ever go there????...I thought the Versailles was a nice car kind of like the Cadillac Seville huh????? a small Lincoln for someone who wanted a Lincoln but didn't want a big one..Alden Jewell did you ever go to the Windows of the World Restaurant???...email me and tell me
      Cherilyn
      cherilynhannen@yahoo.com

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