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1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible (1 of 7)

The 1961 Lincoln Continental was a complete redesign. The car was a full two-feet shorted than the 1960 Lincoln, and the smaller size was noted in Lincoln advertising that featured a woman parallel parking the new model. The body of the '61 Lincoln was well received, and many consider this model have been the pinnacle of Lincoln style. One feature adding to that style were the front opening rear doors.

 

The custom built Lincoln Continental convertible used by President Kennedy during his trip to Dallas in 1963 was based upon the 1961 model.

 

A tip of the hat to Elite Classic Cars whose owner, Clint Knight, has been so gracious in allowing me to photograph Elite's inventory over repeated visits. The dealership is located in Glenarm, Illinois, just south of Springfield on Historic U.S. Route 66.

 

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Interested in vintage cars in conditions ranging from rotting away to collectible classics? Here is one collection where you can find hundreds of automotive photographs organized by decade and by manufacturer (some photos of old trucks are included as well):

Automobile Photograph Collection

 

Would you like to make a quick visit to Central Illinois? Here are my collections and sets relating to the middle section of the Land of Lincoln:

Central Illinois (excluding Springfield)

Springfield and ONLY Springfield

All Things Political

All About Abe (Lincoln)

 

And for locations beyond Central Illinois, look here:

Beyond Cenral Illinois

 

Lastly, here are a few more "topical" sets that may be of interest to you:

Barbers & Barber Shops

Everything Wheaten (as in Wheaten Terriers)

Small Town Churches

Things that are Abandoned, Neglected, Weathered, or Rusty

 

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Taken on April 15, 2009