1951 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible$74,900(Palmyra, PA)
Rare, authentic, complete vehicle in family for over 30 years. Fewer than 2 dozen believed to exist (not all restored), with this the only example of its color combination. 337 cu in 154 HP Flathead V8, hydramatic transmission, power seat, windows, top. Fender skirts included, not installed. Body number 16-86-103-17-L-137 interpreted as exterior Radiant Green Metallic, interior Yellow Leather, top Green, the 137th vehicle built on November 17, 1950. Ford wished to transform the vision of the automobile to a room on wheels. This, the first new Ford product designed for release following WWII, certainly did that with sofa-like leather seats, plush carpet, Ford's first curved glass windshield, and the largest production engine of the time. This car is a real head-turner with its color scheme and the fact that most people have never seen another like it. Research shows 7 auction sales during the past 11 years with prices ranging from $31,900 to $137,500 with an average of $78,921.