Lincoln Brings Back ‘Suicide Doors’ with Limited Edition Continental

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Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition

To celebrate its 80th anniversary, Lincoln will produce 80 units of the Continental with the iconic coach doors.  

To celebrate an 80 year milestone, Lincoln is producing the Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition. This special limited-edition version of the 2019 Lincoln Continental brings back “suicide doors,” back doors that are hinged from the rear. 

Lincoln first introduced the the coach door on the Continental in 1961. “This Lincoln Continental echoes a design that captured the hearts of car enthusiasts around the world,” says Joy Falotico, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “It’s something bespoke only Lincoln can offer in a thoroughly modern way.”

Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition

This modern Lincoln, the Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition, has an exclusive run of 80 units produced. Each will bear a unique door sill plate.

Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition

“The center-opening doors became synonymous with the Lincoln Continental, even though they were only featured primarily in the ’60s,” says David Woodhouse, design director, The Lincoln Motor Company. “But they struck such a chord that they’re still remembered so fondly today.”

Woodhouse says the element is both dramatic and distinctive. “It was truly a watershed moment for us in terms of iconic design.”

Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition

Lincoln has chosen a perfect time to roll out this Continental special edition, hot on the heels of the success of the Lincoln Aviator at the L.A Auto Show. 

This Continental is pure elegance, but has a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that delivers power with 400 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. It has a refreshed and luxurious interior and employs an innovative electronic door system that allows doors to be unlatched in a smooth, single motion.

This limited-edition model is available to order now through Lincoln Black Label dealers. The Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition will arrive next summer. 

S.J. Bryan is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online and Harley-Davidson Forums, among other auto sites.

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