1954 Lincoln Capri
|Model History||Auction sales research||Specifications||Body styles and Chassis Data|
The stock Capri two-door hardtops were sent directly to Bill Stroppe in Long Beach where they were modified to meet the demands of the Carrera Pan Americana. The cars were powered by an overhead valve V8 engine featuring a Y-block design.
This 1954 Lincoln Capri Pan Americana Road Racer was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held at Meadow Brook. It is powered by a 317 cubic-inch overhead valve V8 engine that is capable of producing over 200 horsepower. There is a GM Hydramatic automatic gearbox and hydraulic drum brakes. This car is a replica built to the highest of standards and nearly identical to the originals. It is finished in two-tone with exterior rock guards protecting the headlights. On all four corners are reinforced steel wheels. In the rear luggage compartment is a special aluminum fuel cell with an exterior 'quick-fill' cap.
At auction this car was offered without reserve and estimated to sell for $40,000 - $60,000. Bidding was lower than expected, and the buyer got a bargain, buying the car for $27,500 including buyer's premium.
In 2008, this car was brought to the 2nd Annual Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $30,000-$35,000. It was offered without reserve. The lot was sold for $12,100 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2010
|Auction Sales Information|
|Auction||Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall|
|Auction||Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions|
|Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions||1950-1980|
|Vintage Motor Car Auction at Meadow Brook Hall||1950-1955|