Thursday, March 20, 2014

Slinkin' Lincoln II

1970 Lincoln Continental sedan, chopped roof, "fixed" door handles, chrome rocker panel trim added, dog-dish hubcaps with embossed Lincoln "star" created... This very subtle custom would feature the dark gray metallic paint matching the '85 Town Car I drove for years, as would the single red coachst ripe, hand painted of course. The aqua and red trim color scheme derives from Tiffany's Christmas packaging, something the "highbrows" would already know as my Slinkin' Lincoln cruised past them. The interior would feature woven leather strips in aquas, reds, and grays. Blackwalls and painted steel wheels, in this case, custom made 18-inchers, round out my current aesthetic taste!

I did a chop many years ago which I named Slinkin' Lincoln. It was also a '70 Lincoln. I can't find an image to link to right now but it was pretty crude, lol. Probably dates to 2006.


  1. Cool design! Would also look good unchopped. I thought of an idea on 70s luxury cars, wide gumwalls (like on racing bicycles of the period). People might think you had dirty whitewalls though.
    Have you heard of or seen the site It was started by a retired auto designer, and many other retired auto designers have contributed to it. I think you would get a really big kick out of it! Dave in NV

    1. Hi Dave, thanks! Yes, I look at Dean's Garage pretty often. thanks for stopping by! I have a Facebook page, too. Just look for "casey/artandcolour." I post my cars at both locations, but sometimes I write more on one or the other! -casey

  2. Nice -- I like the sinister look of this Lincoln. I know that these early 790s Lincolns are not held in as high esteem as the 60s cars, but they were a very nice design that carried on the look of the 60s cars but done more mainstream. Of course, toward the end of their run they got pretty baroque, but your chop shows how timeless they look. Nice work.

    Paul, NYC

  3. Hello Casey,

    Incredible work, as always.I always felt these Lincolns should have rivaled the Lead Sleds of the early 50s. Massive. Weighty and yet graceful.You captured it perfectly.