The Lincoln Mark 9 Coupe's designers began work on the
2001 concept by studying Lincoln's heritage.
"In our exploration, we learned that two Lincoln
coupes - the 1940 Continental and the 1956 Continental
Mark II - followed by the iconic Continental sedans and
convertibles of the 1960s, had tremendous cache and were
incredible design statements. Interestingly, they all
have design elements that are still appropriate in a modern
context." Said Lincoln Design Director Gerry McGovern.
"When a brand has such a strong design heritage as
Lincoln, the challenge is to recognize the past without
being held back by it," McGovern says. "Between
the 1940s and the 1960s, Lincolns were about beautiful
proportions, elegant sophistication and restraint. These
are qualities we can realize in a modern context without
being at all retrospective."
The Lincoln Mark 9 Coupe concept was typically American.
Big, bold, imposing and luxurious. The interior featured
a symmetrical dash with indirectly illuminated jewel-like
instruments, Marlboro red and dark cherry leather two-tone
upholstery and polished metal accents.
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