For Sale: 1951 Lincoln Cosmopolitan in STRATFORD, Connecticut


Vehicle Description

The Lincoln Cosmopolitan, introduced in 1949, was the brand's first postwar design to hit the showroom floor. The Cosmopolitan, and the less luxurious EL-Series, were a stark departure from Lincoln's previous design language. The pontoon-style fenders gave the new car a sleek, futuristic design with Frenched headlights and taillights, no running boards, and full-length chrome trim. This design would influence the luxury car segment for years to come and aided in popularizing the "Lead Sled" style of hotrods. However, the details make the Cosmopolitan shine with stunning brightwork and exceptional interior design choices that showcase the best Lincoln had to offer. Under the hood lies a powerful 337 cubic inch flathead V8 engine to ensure this Cosmopolitan never wanted for power. Paired with a Hydramatic 3-speed transmission, Lincoln's flagship offering provided a smooth driving experience expected of a high-end American luxury vehicle.

This 1951 Lincoln Cosmopolitan convertible comes from long-term ownership and has been exceptionally cared for throughout its life. The exterior was recently treated to a high-quality respray in its original shade of deep red, while the interior is finished in a striking two-tone maroon and tan combination. Both paint and upholstery work shows exceptionally well and is complemented by a new power-operated convertible top. The original 337 cubic in flathead V8 engine lies under the hood and performs precisely as it should, with a recent mechanical reconditioning performed to factory specification. Its smooth power delivery and near-silent idle suit the luxurious nature of this Cosmopolitan perfectly. Though nearly 70 years old, this Lincoln Cosmopolitan offers luxury and style to compete with the modern era's executive sedans. It is an exceptional example and well-prepared for the roads ahead.

Vehicle Details

  • 1951 Lincoln Cosmopolitan
  • Listing ID:CC-1430699
  • Price:$45,000
  • Location:STRATFORD, Connecticut
  • Year:1951
  • Make:Lincoln
  • Model:Cosmopolitan
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:51000
  • Title Status:Clear

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