1951 Lincoln Lido


Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
Morgantown, PA

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Morgantown, PA



Year 1951
Mileage 60906
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Lincoln
Model Other

Other 1951

Title Status --
Exterior Color Everglade Green
Interior Color Dark Green


1951 Lincoln Lido Hardtop

With hauntingly small numbers of these cars built and even fewer surviving, let alone being unrestored, this is a hen\'s tooth of a consignment. A 2 owner, all-steel body, a 336.7ci displacement flathead V8, and at the turn of the new decade it\'s the best it gets as to the design. Aerodynamics were a second thought in the day; however, this car has the design of a sleek rocket ship, albeit in Buck Rogers heavy form, but still sleek and swept. Big chrome adds to the look, and weight, which nearly eclipses 2 tons! As stated, this car is unrestored but still presenting nicely inside and out and mechanically sound. It\'s time to grab this baby and start crowing about it.

Arriving in our first zip code is the massive 3 tier grille that is polished to the nines and has 5 small teeth to grind up the competition. Flanking this big chrome is more...well chrome with rounded headlights complete with deeply sunken bezels in chrome, and a small chrome crest hovering just below a tarnished rocket style hood ornament. This fronts a bulbous hood with that stylized jet streaking in front along with a mustache style bump out on the leading edge clearing the way for the wonderfully large hood bathed in a EvergladeGreen. Rounded integrated fenders with more curves than Brigitte Bardot are bathed in more Everglade Green which makes their way back to the large door and lower belt line trim spear works its way from front to rear. In the next zip code is the passenger compartment roof with its stainless trimmed white vinyl roof covering, window surround trimmings and beautiful door handles with some extra pinstriping embellishments just for s**#s and giggles. More of the Everglade Green runs to the rear of the car, on a rounded rear quarter, shades of Marilyn Monroe. Here resides the very rare and not often seen chrome trimmings around the gas door. Some chips and cracks are noted throughout the curvaceous body along with some surface rust that is mainly reserved for the lowers. On the back is more curvalicious steel, another crest and some big chrome in the form of a bumper that wraps around the rear quarters. Like the headlights, the tail lights, in classic cathedral style, are slightly sunken into the semi-pontoon rear fenders with chrome trimmings all around. Rear fender skirts and wide whites all around shown off by polished smooth caps with the Lincoln crest making this iconic skate even more bada$$!

Swinging open the long sleek door and we are met with a multi ivory covered door panel that has a mix of smooth leather on top, a central corduroy broadcloth area and ribbed leather lowers. These panels have a thin chrome strip and the panels are peppered with shiny chrome cranks and handles along with chrome buttons for a little extra wow! This cloth and leather plays out on the seats with broad corduroy striped tuck and roll lower cushions, also covering the half of the upper cushion before transitioning to a smooth ivory leather with small padded armrests for the rear bench. We cannot even begin to assume the full condition of the front split bench but we can note that the outer of the driver\'s side and passengers upper outer is heavily worn and torn and shows a striped pattern in broadcloth. Slightly worn and weathered light brown carpet floods the floors, and up front above this carpet floats the dash with its Everglade Green steel dash top, and mostly tan ribbed dash front and instrument surrounds. These are all clean with black faces and white lettering and are fronted by the original steering wheel, fashioned out of wood for the rim and full chrome horn ring. A stained and torn tan cloth headliner in sewn ribbed format is above.

A pull of the interior release and doing our best Olympic weightlifter impression we open the massive steel hood and feast our eyes upon a black painted engine of the 336.7ci flathead V8 variety. Producing 154 horsepower and topped with a 2-barrel carburetor all is well here. Backed by a 4-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission and putting power to the ground via a 3.31 geared rear axle this sled should be able to move nicely. We note that the electrical system is still a 6 volt system and a pleasant overall patina covers the engine and bay.

Very original nice patina with surface rust but no invasive rust is seen. A stock independent coil sprung front suspension is on, and in back the car utilizes leaf springs. Drum brakes are on all 4 corners and a solid X frame supports all this menagerie. Single exhaust with a stock style muffler works its way to the rear of the car where exhaust gases exit under the right side of the rear bumper.

Sitting inside such an amazing vehicle one cannot help but put a smile on his face. She fired right up, idled with a low rumble, and took off like a rocket. All functions worked great save for the radio, headl


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