1957 Lincoln Capri

The Sand White over Horizon Blue paint looks great on this 1957 Lincoln Capri 2-door Hardtop.

A facelift for 1957 gave the Capri more pronounced fins that slanted at the rear. They also housed the taillamps. The front end was also given stacked lights. The lower lights were just driving lights but they gave them that dual headlamp look that was to be popular from 1958.

1957 Lincoln Capri Side View

Side view

The standard engine fitted to these cars was a 368 cubic inch V8. However this car is now equipped with a 351ci Windsor V8 Engine.

The Capri was 224.6" long with a 126" wheelbase. Overall width was 80.3"

Primary competition for the Capri would have been the Cadillac 62 series. Their 2-door hardtop was around $40 cheaper.

SOME AVAILABLE LINCOLN OPTIONS IN 1957

Option

Price

Power windows

$120

Heater / defroster

$90

Air Conditioning

$475

Radio

$100

Tinted glass

$45

Power steering was standard as was full carpeting, rear seat center armrest, chrome window surrounds, full-length molding along the center of the sides and full wheel covers.

Lincoln built 2,973 Capri 2-door Hardtop Coupes for the 1957 model year. If you were to order one new it would have cost you $4,649 plus any options. Sale were relatively low this year with only 5,600 cars sold across all three models in the Capri line-up.

This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)

Recommended Reading

Cars of the 50s

Cars of the 50s by Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

Absolutely lovely book crammed full of color photographs and interesting facts.

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