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First Shown: 1983 Geneva Auto Show
Description: Mid-engine hatchback luxurious sedan
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First seen on the 1983 Geneva Auto Show, the Lincoln Quicksilver was designed by Ford’s then in-house design group Ghia. The giant hatchback sedan featured a rear-engine V6 mounted transversely simply aft of the rear seats. Power got here from a Ford 2.8-liter engine mated to a 5-speed guide transmission.
The fastback European design was, per Ford, particularly aerodynamic for the time, with a drag coefficient of simply .30. Oddly, the operating idea was based mostly not on a Ford product, however on the body of a stretched AC 300ME sports activities automobile. Because of the engine placement, rear-seat area was restricted, however an under-hood “frunk” supplied extra space for storing.
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Who is aware of what Ford was considering right here? Seriously, I’m asking. A mid-engine, manual-transmission hatchback with restricted rear-seat area? That was, and actually is, totally antithetical to the Lincoln model expertise. Two potential explanations for this automobile’s existence: First, Ford might have been exploring the viability of the Lincoln model within the European market. Or, secondly, Ford had commissioned an idea from Ghia, and upon seeing the automobile, determined it was a little bit little bit of a attain for the Ford model, in order that they badged it Lincoln. Either manner, I actually just like the wheels, that are in all probability essentially the most American-looking parts of the Quicksilver Concept.
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Forgotten Concept: Lincoln Sentinel
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