If you want suicide doors, check back next year
Remember those Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition cars announced last month? Well, if you snoozed, you losed—er, lost—as all 80 suicide-door-equipped examples being built for the 2019 model year are now sold out. Each of the stretched luxury sedans with reverse-hinged rear doors were priced at just over $110,000 USD a pop, or about $30,000 USD more than the fully loaded Black Label models on which they’re based.
The cars were offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and each order, we were told, was verified to ensure that it was placed by an actual buyer and not a speculator. (Lincoln will not attempt to prevent resale, however.) The selected customers can expect to be notified next month regarding their new wheels, which should arrive by the summer. Lincoln’s limited-series sedans roll off the Continental’s Flat Rock, Michigan, assembly line as regular-wheelbase models before being sent to Cabot Coach Builders in Haverhill, Massachusetts, to be chopped, stretched, and upgraded to Coach Door Edition status.
Under the hood, a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine packs 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive. If you missed your chance to purchase the limited-edition Conti, Lincoln has confirmed a second-year run for the special edition and says that it will have more to share soon in terms of availability and build number.
Source: Detroit Free Press