For 1954, the Capri was Lincoln's top-of-the-line model and represented the company's efforts to capitalize on the slow decline of Packard and its challenge to Cadillac during the mid-1950s. Life magazine declared the Capri the safest car of the year.
This example is painted in glossy two-tone green with polished brightwork complemented by light green steel wheels, bright wheel covers and Coker Classic wide whitewall tires. Inside, there is a unique perforated metal dash treatment. There is a GM Hydra-Matic four-speed transmission and a 205 horsepower Lincoln V8. Passenger amenities include a clock, heater/defroster, power seat, power windows and a pushbutton-operated AM radio.
This Lincoln Capri shows approximately 36,000 miles. In 2009, it was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $20,000 - $30,000 and offered without reserve.