1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive Study

After taking control of Ford Motor Company from his father Edsel Ford in 1945, Henry Ford II was anxious to bring the company into the modern era. The Lincoln-Zephyr and Cosmopolitan were obvious examples of this new direction, but this much more radical car was ordered for the 1955 Turin Motor Show. At the time, many Italian coachbuilders were forming alliances with the American motor companies, which had deeper pockets. Ford tuned to Felice Mario Boano to design and build the Lincoln Indianapolis and his son, Gian Paolo Boano, carried out the work. After its Turn debut, Henry Ford II used it for a time, and later it is believed that he gave it to his friend Errol Flynn. A thorough restoration was started in 2002, utilizing Boano's original designs. It is finished in its original bright orange paint with a black-and-white checkered interior.


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Coachwork: Boano

Chassis Num: 55WA10902
Vin Num: 58WA10902

The coachbuilding craft was in desperation after World War II. Many of the marques had brought the styling, designing and building of the vehicles in-house. The availability of suitable chassis also dwindled. At this time, many prominent coachbuil....[continue reading]

Coupe by Boano
Chassis #: 55WA10902 


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