1961 Lincoln Continental Commercial
I recently discovered this rare two minute commercial on 16 mm film and had it professionally transferred to a flash drive so that I could upload it here. This hasn't been seen by the public in fifty years! Enjoy.
This commercial first aired on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", November 1, 1960, season 6, episode 6, "Pen Pal" and was shown on all other episodes during November.
American Graffiti '51 Mercury Coupe
Interview with the "Late-Great," Glenn Shimmin, builder of an American Graffiti '51 Mercury replica. He consulted with the original people who customized the cars for the 1973 film American Graffiti in order to get all the details right. This interview gives one some deep insight into how the original '51 Mercury was quickly customized for the movie. Look for a brief appearance by Candy Clark in the video who autographed the sun visor on this cool car. Unfortunately, Glenn died on 7/26/2012 in a shop accident while working on a car. For more on American Graffiti visit my website: www.kipsamericangraffiti.blogspot.com
1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Conv, Rare, For Sale!
1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Conv, Rare, For Sale!
This is a low-mileage, four-owner motorcar that had undergone a sympathetic restoration on an original "barn-find". It is in nice condition and is now ready for continued TLC, showing in car shows or touring!! This car has never been completely restored and is in nice overall condition.
This 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible comes to us as a magnificent four-owner icon. This car was bought on April 2, 1949 at the Adams-Bailey Co Lincoln Dealership located in Battlecreek, Michigan. Can you imagine the amazement for the dealership to receive a '49 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible to sell? We do not know if this was custom ordered by the original owners. This was bought new by the family that owned, amongst other things, the American Stamping Company located at 310 E. Burnham in Battlecreek, Michigan.
This was evidently owned afterward by a Doctor in Battlecreek and perhaps one other owner. It is in the 1950's that the ownership chain is fuzzy.
By the early 1960's a large collector of cars, Joe Evans also from Battlecreek, that owned Automotive Parts Stores and a wrecking yard, acquired the Cosmo Convertible. He held onto the car for the next 40 years! During his ownership the car was maintain totally original except some repair work and maintenance to prevent any damage from extensive storage.
This car never left Battlecreek until the Spring of 2005 when Mr. Evans sold the car to Stephan Paradine from Lake Station, Indiana. Mr. Evans was by then very elderly, in a walker and nearly blind. The car was still entirely in it's original livery: original top, paint, interior, etc. It had amassed a mere 47,960 miles in the previous 55 years. The engine has never been rebuilt, repainted, etc. The engine number is 9EH 035769.
Mr. Paradine started a very sympathetic restoration. He was not out to restore the car. But instead, he wanted to make cosmetic and mechanical improvements to make it a fun car to drive and take to shows.
He had Broadway Glass and Trim in Merriville, Indiana re-trim the leather from the original dried out dark brown to the present two tone brown leather. The top was replaced using the original glass and frames for the unique rear windows in the correct tan Harrtz cloth convertible top.
The original black paint was chipped and had some door dents (but absolutely no signs of accidents or major rot issues). The Cosmo was repainted in a two stage deep black to match the original paint. We have spent considerable resources improving the paint to make it very serviceable and acceptable for car shows, etc. However, this is not a concours cosmetic restoration.
The engine has never been rebuilt, nor has it ever been painted. If you look carefully at the photos you will see that the engine looks terrific for a 60+ year old car that has never been apart! The car drives well, has good oil pressure but could likely benefit from a top end ring replacement. The four-speed hydromatic automatic transmission shifts well.
Mr. Paradine re-chromed many of the major pieces in Chicago. The chrome and stainless is nice overall- again, not concours quality but fine for car shows.
This car has never been shown at events or AACA shows. This is a natural car to participate in such events because of its rarity. So few people can say they've seen a gorgeous 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertibles in person! Even in 1949 most people would never see one!
Most car aficionados have never seen one of these gorgeous cars. We believe they are highly under-rated, likely due to their scarcity when new- and even more so today.
There were about 1,200 of the Cosmopolitan Convertibles made in 1949. Of the 1,200, approximately 12 are known extant. This is about as rare as we get for a top-of-the-line late 40's dream car. A 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible was used by President Truman supplementing the famous Bubble Top exhibited at the Henry Ford Museum.
This is an extremely rare opportunity to own a top-of-the-line Lincoln for 1949. This Lincoln has the powerful 337 cu in flathead V-8 engine with 152 BHP at 3,600 RPM and the ever smooth and dependable four speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. It has a 125 inch wheelbase and a total length of 220.5 inches.
We assume that you have never had an opportunity to drive one of these rare gems. They absolutely surpass their contemporaries. We're Packard nuts and a 1949 Packard Custom doesn't even come close to this in terms of design or performance. This car is way ahead of it's time.
As a recent value comp, a 1951 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible from the Schudroff collection sold in Monterrey at the Gooding & Company auction in August of 2009 for $137,500. More details to follow on this motorcar...
www.classicpromenade.com or call Hal at 951-440-0412
1949 Mercury TV Presentation
1949 Lincoln-Mercury TV ad.
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Part 1 chopping the `50 Mercury
some vid and pics of my merc project before chopping the top.I`ll upload more soon
this car has been "sectioned 2 inches"
-full custom frame all the way back
- `91 caprice front clip
-full airride suspension,1/2 inch valves,and oasis compressor
-motor is a 98 305 w/ vortec heads adapted with a "tunned port injection" intake
-custom built headders
-twin turbos are t3/t4 hybrids with Intercoolers and custom pipeing
- megasquirt programable computer runs the car
-rocker pannels have been cut off to make the car probably the world`s lowest merc
-front fenders were hand built to accept CLK mercedes benz headlights
-custom H.R. Geiger inspired metal dash
to see vehicle construction photos go to www.ifcustom.com under "shop projects" then "fonze's `50 merc"
vw beetle song (1949)
A short film was made in 1949 by Esso and the Wolfsburg volkswagen plant. This was only 4 years after the war. Only few could affort to drive a car. Amazing is to see the early split window car playing a main role in the film: Kleiner Wagen, grosse Liebe. I was told the pretty lady in this clip is NOT Hilde Hildebrand, but she appears in the film this scene was extracted from. She was a well known german pre-war actress. She plays alongside less well known actors like Jakob tiedtke, Beppo Brem appear in this short film.
This song is sung at the end of the 58 minutes movie. It is - of course - in German, but the sound is very poor. Remember that the clip was shot only in 1949!
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