Winner of the Audi Sponsorship Award at Lakeland Auto Show - Lake Mirror Classic, October, 2017
V-8, overhead valve, 90 degree 160hp, 317.5 cid. Hydramatic transmission. Convertible top jacks have been converted to new hydraulic system. Most parts were re-chromed. Excellent interior. Good paint. Engine compartment was detailed. Fuel tank cleaned and re-lined. Radiator fresh from cleaning. New tires. New battery. New brakes and flex hoses.
Time to take the top down and tour!
The Capri was sold by Lincoln for the 1952 through 1959 model years. It is this car that earned the “Hot Rod Lincoln” term, having won the top four spots in the Stock Car category of the Pan American Road Race in both 1952 and 1953. 14,342 Capris were sold in its debut year. In the October, 1952, issue of Popular Mechanics, a Lincoln Capri was tested, 0-60 mph time was 14.8 seconds, while the quarter-mile was 21.3 seconds. The Capri was also one of the first vehicles to offer an automatic headlight dimmer as optional equipment.
The Capri offers the first ball-joint front suspension, doing away with king-pins, and a completely redesigned frame, with six cross-members and K-type reinforcement.
Wheelbase 123.0 in, Length 214.0 in, Width 77.5 in, Height 62.6 in, Curb weight 4,600 lb
"Son, you're gonna' drive me to drinkin' if you don't stop drivin' that Hot Rod Lincoln."
High NADA value $67,000... asking $41,000
Motivated to sell, we need the room in the shop for restoration clients' cars!
1952 Lincoln Capri Convertible
price reduced... $39,000
call Brando, Owner 813-917-9205
Click on the button below to see a short video on the restoration of our 1929 Peerless. Special thanks to our super talented son-in-law, Griffin Partilla, who created this fantastic video. And to the star of the show, our grand-daughter Lorelei, cheers to the next generation who love great historic cars!
Featured on the nationally syndicated TV show "Daytime" with our 1930 Packard
A few of the cars currently under restoration
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#30 6cyl. Modified Historic Race Car
1932 Ford Chassis
Engine- 261cc Chevrolet including racing cam. Fuel- 3 single downdraft carburetors mounted on an Offy intake manifold. Power steering built by Buzzy & David Rutterman of NASCAR fame. 4 speed transmission. Quick change rear end. Custom headers with outside exhaust. Car has all correct cage bars and outside bars and bumpers. Kirkey aluminum seat and head protection. Removable racing steering wheel. Full stock car belts. Gauges- oil pressure, water temp., RPM gauge. 2 sets of five wide wheels for asphalt and dirt racing. Paint color same as Marty Robbins' race car (country singer), with lettering hand painted by NASCAR's Buddy Adams.
Race car was a winner at Tallahatchie Race Track in Georgia. Also part of the Race Cars of Yesterday in Florida.