It received just the right touches to keep this a true classic.
The Lincoln EL-Series is a full-size luxury vehicle that was sold by the Lincoln division of Ford Motor Company from 1949 until 1951. Despite it having a short run, the EL-Series cars are quite special in that they are closely related to the Mercury Eight that we all admire for its iconic shape and vintage styling. That is why Streetside Classics is happy to offer up this stunning 1951 Lincoln Sedan up for sale at a price of $26,995. It was treated to just the right amount of upgrades to keep this a V8 of true distinction and class.
Ford combined its separate Lincoln and Mercury divisions into the Lincoln-Mercury Division following World War II. This was done as a means of saving and sharing developmental costs and is why the redesigned postwar Lincoln looks so much like the 1949 Mercury Eight. As with its K-Series and H-Series predecessors, the company marketed the EL-Series using only the Lincoln division name – hence the name: 1951 Lincoln Sedan.
This Lincoln Sedan features sleek lines with stunning vintage flair from the full-length trim to the fender skirts and rounded taillights. The grille and chrome bumpers that wraparound the front and rear are also an iconic symbol of 1950’s design elements. The brightwork on this Sedan is easy to spot as it beautifully contrasts the sophisticated dark blue exterior paint. From whitewall tires to the golden trim hood ornament and suicide doors, this 1951 Lincoln is a showstopper.
The cabin includes two rows of seating that are as comfortable as your living room sofa. The seat materials match the door panels and coordinate with other interior features and even the carpeted trunk. The dashboard stays true to the color theme and includes features like art deco gauges and a classic steering wheel.
This beauty is powered by the large 337 cubic-inch Flathead V8 engine that was only equipped to Lincolns or big Ford trucks. The 5.5-liter motor is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and produces around 154 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. The entire engine bay is very honest and in its original form. It does, however, include more recent investments like the carburetor and water pump. Although it appears untouched, it fires up and runs as it should. This goes to show just how well the previous owner has taken care of this Sedan. The car delivers a smooth and soft ride that is great for cruising and showing off the vintage beauty that is the 1951 Lincoln Sedan.