Lincoln got its first postwar re-design in 1949, a design that paralleled the shorter wheelbase Mercury. The 1950 Lincolns were tastefully updated to create one of the most harmonious designs of the early postwar era; a car that looked particularly good on Lincoln's 125" wheelbase. Powered by Lincoln's big 337 cubic inch flathead V-8 engine with 152 horsepower, its performance was good enough to win two of the 19 NASCAR races held in 1950. This 1950 Lincoln Cosmopolitan 4-door Sport Sedan is a wonderful time capsule. It has just 19,772 miles from new and just one old repaint (still in very good condition) in Black separating it from being completely original. The original Grey wool broadcloth upholstery is beautifully preserved under old clear plastic seat covers. Its design features rear-hinged back doors, like the great Continentals of the late Sixties and it is equipped with a rare and highly desirable option, Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. The interior is beautifully appointed like a comfortable living room including power windows, radio, a combination lap robe rope and grab handles among many other thoughtful details and accoutrements. The wraparound rear window is in three sections complementing the curved one-piece windshield and small triangular quarter windows. It is a magnificent specimen of the ultimate in American luxury automobiles in 1950, one of only 8,332 built in this distinctive style (and just 10,692 1950 Lincolns in all), a beautiful survivor that can -- and should -- be used and displayed with pride as it is.
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