1956 Lincoln Capri Hardtop Coupe

1956 Lincoln Capri Hardtop Coupe

The 1956 Lincoln offered dramatic contemporary styling at a size and price equal to that of Cadillac. Though ads proclaimed them ‘unmistakably Lincoln’ there was scarcely a trace of the stolid ‘55s. Wheelbase grew three inches to 126 inches, overall length seven to 223 inches and width of three inches.

The body design, conceived by head stylist William F. Schmidt, won an award for its clean lines from the Industrial Designers Institute. The cars hooded headlight eyebrows were inspired by the 1955 Lincoln Futura car show, another Schmidt creation.

1956 Lincoln’s rode a new chassis with a full-section box frame. Power was from bored-out Lincoln engine with 368 cubic inches making 285 horsepower. Interiors were substantially upgraded.

Auto Spec Sheet

Year: 1956
Make: Lincoln
Model: Capri Hardtop
Style: Coupe
Serial No: 56LA7435L
Odometer: 114,327
Engine Cyl: 368 cubic inch
Engine Size: V8
Engine HP: 285
Trans: 3 speed automatic


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