10 Best American Car Brands

1 December 2014

8. Lincoln (Ford)

10 Best American Car Brands
10 Best American Car Brands #8 Lincoln (Ford) [Image Source: newcars.com]

 On number eight, and next on our list, is the division of the Ford Motor Company that sells luxury vehicles under the Lincoln brand.

It al started when Henry Leland, a former manager of the Cadillac division of General Motors, and his son, Wilfred Leland, formed The Lincoln Motor Company in August 1917.

The company, as you would assume, was named by Leland after Abraham Lincoln, which his hero and for whom he cast a vote in 1864.

Because the company encountered severe financial troubles during the early 1920s, in 1922, Lincoln Motor Company was forced into bankruptcy and sold for US$8,000,000 to the Ford Motor Company.

In 1927, the company attached a greyhound as the hood ornament, but in the 1930s, they used a coat of arms with a red cross in the center and a knight’s helmet at the top as the official emblem.

The current Lincoln model range in North America consists of two sedans two sport utility vehicles, and three crossover utility vehicles.

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