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1953 Lincoln Capri Convertible / 53WAZV737H Vehicle Information

1953 Lincoln Capri photograph

1953 Lincoln Capri photograph

1953 Lincoln Capri photograph

1953 Lincoln Capri photograph

1953 Lincoln Capri photograph

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Ford and Lincoln: A Brief History

Lincoln Capri
After Ford's purchase of the original Lincoln Motor Car Company in 1922, the mechanically excellent Lincolns became style leaders as well under the direction of Edsel Ford, who contracted with several of the best American coach builders to supply designs and coachwork for the Model L chassis.Lincoln Capri
During the 1930s, Lincoln, like Cadillac and Packard, waged a two-front marketing strategy by offering their traditional luxury models along with lower priced companion cars. In Lincoln's case this was the aerodynamic Zephyr, which also provided the drive-train for the lovely Lincoln Continental, which was continued after WWII until 1948.

Lincoln Capri
For 1949 through 1951, Lincoln styling followed the new rounded school of design long with Mercury and, to some extent, Ford. The designs proved to be controversial among Lincoln's traditional customer base and sales suffered, especially compared to the sleek new Cadillac's of the time with their modern OHV V-8 over-shadowing the truck-derived flathead V-8 powering the Lincolns.


Lincoln CapriHowerver, all of that changed in 1952 when Lincoln introduced a thoroughly up-to-date car, both stylistically and mechanically.

The 'Road Race' Lincolns
Nothing changes the image of a marque faster than some racing victories, and that's exactly what Lincoln accomplished with the domination of their class in the grueling Mexican Road Racers, taking the first five places in the International Standard Class for 1952, the first four in 1953, and first and second in 1954.

Thanks to taut new suspension and a powerful new V-8, these cars proved capable of taking on the best of Europe and beating them. For instance, in 1952 Chuck Stevenson finished the 2,000 miles of challenging roads from Tuxtla to Juarez almost one hour in front of the Ferrari that had been the Mexican race winner in 1951!


Whether by accident or design, Lincoln had created a new kind of American luxury car with international race-winning capabilities.

This Car
1953 Lincolns were offered in two series: the Cosmopolitan and Capri, the latter being equipped as a top-of-the-line model. And while sales of the 1953 cars were pleasingly healthy, the convertibles found just 2,372 customers compared to nearly six times that number for the Capri hardtop.

This rare Lincoln has benefited from a full restoration. Beautifully finished in metallic silver/gray, and fitted with a new cloth interior and new black cloth top and boot, the car is simply gorgeous. Period-style wide whitewall tires complement the subtle color scheme.

Source - Gooding & Company



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1953 Lincoln Capri Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Lincoln Capri Convertible
Chassis#: 53LA7647H
Sold for USD$28,600
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1953 Lincoln Capri Convertible
Sold for USD$26,400
  2019 Mecum Portland
 
1953 LINCOLN CAPRI
Sold for USD$9,188
  2019 McCormick's - # 66
 
1953 LINCOLN CAPRI 2 DR
Chassis#: 53WA25700H
Sold for USD$2,415
  2018 McCormick's - # 65
 
1953 LINCOLN CAPRI CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 53WA15767H
Sold for USD$55,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1953 LINCOLN CAPRI CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 53WA15767H
Sold for USD$49,500
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1953 Lincoln Capri Convertible
Sold for USD$31,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1953 Lincoln Capri Convertible
Chassis#: 53LA8143H
Sold for USD$35,750
  2012 RM Auctions - The Charlie Thomas Collection
 
1953 Lincoln Capri
Sold for USD$9,500
  2012 Silver Auction - Reno, Nevada Aug 12
 
1953 Lincoln Capri
Sold for USD$7,700
  2011 Silver Auction - Carson City
 
1953 LINCOLN CAPRI 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 53WA17081H
Sold for USD$44,000
  2011 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2011
 
1953 Lincoln Caprice 4 Dr
Sold for USD$18,150
  2010 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1953 LINCOLN CAPRI
Sold for USD$4,000
  2009 Silver Auction - Bernie Zieminski's Collection
 
1953 LINCOLN CAPRI CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$51,700
  2009 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction
 
1953 Lincoln Capri Convertible
Sold for USD$36,300
  2008 RM Auctions - Classic Car Auction of Michigan
 
1953 LINCOLN CAPRI CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$46,200
  2008 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2008
 
1953 Lincoln Capri Convertible
Chassis#: 53WA32908H
Sold for USD$30,712
  2007 Bonhams - Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia featuring The Frank Cooke Collection Part II
 
1953 Lincoln Capri
Sold for USD$30,800
  2005 Worldwide Auctions - Houston Classic 2005
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1953 Lincoln Capri's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Lincoln Capri 2018 Mecum : Portland$13,500  
1953 Lincoln Coupe 317/205 HP, Automatic 2012 Mecum St Charles, Il$8,000  
1953 Lincoln Capri Series 8H Convertible 2012 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale, Fl$37,000$40,000$50,000
1953 Lincoln Capri Coupe 2011 Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL Auction$12,000  
1953 Lincoln Capri 2D 2005 Michigan International Fall Classic Car Auction$9,400  
1953 LINCOLN CAPRI TWO DOOR HARDTOP 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$9,700  
1953 LINCOLN CAPRI TWO DOOR HARDTOP 2001 Kruse Auction Hot Springs, AR$9,000  

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1953 Lincoln Capri

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