The Lincoln Capri was top-of-the-line in the Ford family and was not far off double the price of the Ford models at the time.
The brochure told as how the Capri was, “Newly designed and powered for a modern living”. However externally the Capri had changed little from the previous year except some trim placement and a revised bumper/grille combination. The front edge of the hood no longer had LINCOLN spelled out across it and now wore a new emblem featuring a crest and large V.
The stainless steel side trim now ran the full length of the car and sat higher than the previous year. Mechanically things were pretty much the same as last year.
The interior colors blend well with the exterior paint. The dash / instrument cluster is uniquely Lincoln and has a look reminiscent of the Art Deco period. A four-way power seat was also fairly new and introduced 1953. This car also has power windows.
A 317.5 cubic inch V8 engine produces 205 horsepower and Hydra-Matic automatic transmission (made by GM) – both were standard on all Lincolns in 1954.
Lincoln made 1,951 Capri Sport Coupes for the 1954 model year at a base price of $3,869. It was the top seller for Lincoln that year with 14,003 cars sold.
This ’54 Lincoln Capri is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)