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1955 Lincoln Indianapolis

Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Ron Kimball
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Ron Kimball
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Ron Kimball
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Ron Kimball
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Ron Kimball
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Ron Kimball
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Turin Auto Show
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Turin Auto Show
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Turin Auto Show
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Turin Auto Show
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Turin Auto Show
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Turin Auto Show
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Auto Age Magazine
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Auto Age Magazine
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Lincoln Indianapolis, 1955 - Photo: Michael Furman/RM Auctions
Images: supercars.net; www.kimballstock.com
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Introduced at the 1955 Turin Motor Show - the Lincoln'Indianapolis was badged as “An Exclusive Study by Boano Torino.” The futuristic design was inspired by jet aircraft of the day. The result was a flamboyant, bold and yet elegant. Its orange color certainly made it stand out!
In 1954 Edsel Ford handed control of Ford Motors to his son Henry Ford II. Anxious to bring Ford back into the modern era, Henry the Second hired Italian Gian Paolo Boano to construct a one-off show car on a new Lincoln chassis.

This is the result – the stunning 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis.

The car was first exhibited at the 1955 Turin Motor Show. As you can see from the pic, the design is very futuristic, and was inspired by 1950s aviation. The result was a flamboyant and bold concept.

After the Indianapolis was shown in Turin, it was sent to the United States where it was consigned back to Henry Ford II. After using it as his personal car for more than a year, it is believed that Ford gave the car to his friend, Errol Flynn.
Source: www.italiantribune.com; www.jaylenosgarage.com
Comments
vass l ossmond
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Edsel Ford died in 1943

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ford_II
Tiny Kongslie
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Very odd car. But oh sooooo freakin' cool! I would love to borrow this car for my daughter's Wedding in August. Drive the lovely couple from the Reception to their Hotel here in beautiful Portland, Oregon! Who can i call? ha I would treat it with Kid's Gloves!! Tiny Kongslie Portland, Oregon
John Blair
Friday, July 12, 2013
I don't think you will be driving a "lovely couple" in this unless you take them separately (or the groom rides in the trunk). It's a two seater, lol!
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