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PSA: This is Not the 2016 Lincoln Continental, You Turkey

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2017 Lincoln Continental

This 2017 Lincoln Continental is totally real, unlike the turkey below


We’re not sure if we are the first to tell you this, but it’s generally in your best interest not to believe everything that you read on Facebook.

It happens to the best of us. Things have a way of making the rounds, and before you know it, something that’s completely fabricated is being presented as fact simply because a bunch of people agree that it’s a fact and click “share” whenever they can. We happened to notice this little number floating around in Facebook-land today, posted by a number of people saying things to the general effect of “ZOMG LOOK AT THE 2016 CONTINENTAL WOULD BUY”:

2016 Lincoln Continental

Well, that certainly is a car that looks like what you might expect a Continental to look like. Is it ever!

The only problem here is that, like your mom’s friend’s post about how the government plans to switch America’s currency to firm handshakes and force every church in the country to relocate to an uninhabited island in the Pacific, this particular Lincoln is not real.

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The image was originally uploaded to Reddit in January of last year by YoungestHov, whose aim to accumulate karma with the post was proven successful with 1,032 useless Internet points. Unfortunately for the babe of the Hov family, Reddit sleuths were quick to point out that this particular image was a ‘Shop. You see, they knew because it looked ‘Shopped and they could tell from some of the pixels and from having seen a lot of ‘Shops in their time.

And, no, before you ask, YoungestHov is not some automotive insider. His/her most popular Reddit post is this Bad Luck Brian:

Bad Luck BrianOh my! What fun!

This ‘Shop is, in essence, a bloated, whale-y version of Jackie Kennedy’s 1962 Lincoln Continental “bubbletop” limo. Here it is in its unmolested glory:

Kennedy LimoSee. Same trees and everything. And would you get a look at those American flags! No way our  secret Klingon government can take those colors, no siree.

So this is your friendly reminder: not everything you read about on Facebook is true. Do the world a favor and think before you share. We’ll all be a lot better for it.


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  • Mark

    The car you identify as JFK’s is not his limousine. HIs featured an extended wheelbase, full bubbletop and was painted a deep blue.

    • The News Wheel

      Right-o, this was Jackie’s limo. We’ve amended the article to reflect this. Thanks!

  • The car DOES exist. There are mockups of it online from Lincoln now, in an Ice Blue Metallic finish. Perhaps it was superimposed purposefully over a pic of a well known vehicle? More research should be done in both directions, ya know?

    • The News Wheel

      The car to which you are referring is the 2002 Continental Concept. Those images you mention are not mock ups, either. The concept was actually built, and it very recently sold at auction for a cool $27,500. The image here does not depict that concept. It may have served as the influence for this Photoshoppy goodness, but the differences between the two are clear enough.

      • Alexander

        Who is the owner of the car?
        Is it for sale?

  • Frank

    I loved lincoln’s. Last one, a 78 town car, pure luxury. If they build something like in the pic, I would certainly buy another.

  • I love this body it reads luxury,muscle and sex appeal….it’s hot. I’m disappointed that it isn’t the 2016 Lincoln Continental.

  • Mark

    Well, somewhat glad it is not true. I have always loved the early 60’s Lincoln. But like the Mustang, you do NOT go back and redate your past love. Never works. It also takes something away from the past and that is not fair to us old timers. But it certainly is nice to dream about…isn’t it?

  • So wait, someone shopped up a fictitious car, everyone went head-over-heels in love with it, but Lincoln is NOT going to jump on that and actually make this car?!?

  • bill brown

    ford should get for real.make this lincoln,this is world class,with a v8

  • Rich Johns

    I’m glad that I read the rest of the story. I would have felt stupid running to the dealer to buy one.

  • Nicholas Ralph Baum

    Unfortunately this would be the only car id buy from lincoln if it were available. If they were to make this car i know 20 peeps who would buy it on style points alone…