1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive Study by Carrozzeria Boano Torino

1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive Study By Carrozzeria Boano Torino

Ah…yes…the 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive Study by Carrozzeria Boano Torino. Remember the time when it debuted at the 1955 Turin Motor Show? You don’t? Well, neither do we. In fact we didn’t know that a beauty like this even existed, until we heard that it would be one of the highlights in the upcoming RM Auctions sale, ‘Art of the Automobile’. A car like this cannot (or rather should not) be ignored, so we made it our business to find out more about it. Here are some of the cliff notes…

Aside from a few Concours d'Elegance gatherings, the last anyone heard of the 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Concept, was back in 2006 when it sold for US$1,375,000. Back in the 1950s when Chevrolet was making automotive headlines with its Corvette concept and Motorama events, Ford and Lincoln had come up with an all new styling direction to grab some of the limelight. The American car companies teamed up with Italian coachbuilder, Carrozzeria Boano which did the bespoke bodywork and interior stylings atop a 1955 Lincoln chassis.

The car’s drivetrain is humble by today’s standards. It is powered by a 5.6 litre V8 engine that mated with a four-speed automatic transmission with a supposed output of 255 bhp. Though it is possible that, throughout the years, the car’s lost a few horses to the sands of time.

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