In the 1960’s the Lincoln Continental was icon in part because of its suicide doors. Apparently Lincoln is on the verge of bringing rear-hinged doors back on the Continental, if we’re to believe a new teaser the luxury brand dropped on social media today
Lincoln published the above photo on its social media channels today discussing how center-opening doors were the “pinnacle of mid-century” style back in the day. The post closes with the hashtag #TBT, indicating a “Throwback Thursday” post, but ends with “…or is it?”
Crafty copy aside, we are fairly confident a version of the Lincoln Continental will be revealed in Detroit that features center-opening (“suicide”) doors. What we do not know yet is if the entire Continental will be redesigned in the process or if the fancy doors will be reserved for a new special version of today’s car.
Back in March, reports surfaced suggesting the Continental would ultimately arrive with center-opening doors. The news came out as rumors suggested the Continental would die off after the current generation car exits production in 2020.
Making a statement without a word. Center-opening doors elevated the Lincoln #Continental of the mid 1960's to the pinnacle of mid-century style, a car driven by the likes of Pablo Picasso. #TBT… or is it? Stay tuned to our Instagram feed for more. pic.twitter.com/KZ7OYEqDzP
— Lincoln Motor Company (@LincolnMotorCo) December 13, 2018