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Neil Young's 1959 'Thinkin Lincoln'

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Pretty cool, and what a statement.

Would like to read even a summary of how the car is supposed to generate/provide electricity to the home, but the site is a bit light on the tech info, unless I missed it.

Didn't miss this, tho:

>>"The car cruises at 80 mph on its electric motor but is capable of doing 160, Goodwin said. It will run for 80-100 miles on the batteries, then need to recharge. He said he'd rather convert the Lincoln, which is "a piece of American art," than buy a Toyota."<<

Well duh.

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Kick @ss!!!

You know what's crazy... I was telling a buddy recently

that if I had the $$$ I'd convert the B-59 to run on a

giant electric motor driving the rear wheels & powered

by a few batteries stored where the nailhead originally

resided, charged off the grid. My daily commute is

well under 100 miles.

He said he'd rather convert the Lincoln, which is "a piece of American art," than buy a Toyota Prius.

I have no idea of Neil Young's other philosophies/political views

but that in and of itself right there garners masive respect.

I personally find the '59 Lincoln to be one of the least attractive

of the 1959 M.Y. cars, domestic or otherwise, but it is def. a

rolling work of art all day long as compared to almost ANY

modern car, esp. a Toyota Prisss.

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I personally find the '59 Lincoln to be one of the least attractive

of the 1959 M.Y. cars, domestic or otherwise, but it is def. a

rolling work of art all day long as compared to almost ANY

modern car, esp. a Toyota Prisss.

It's interesting to say the least... the '58-60 Lincoln is my least favorite Lincoln of that era, with the '61-63 being perfection, IMHO...(and the '64-65 and '66-69 pretty sweet also).

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1961 to 1963 Continentals (sedan or ragtop) are gorgeous!

That's the way Cadillac should have after gone after 1961

instead of making 1963 & 1964 Cadillacs look emasculalted

with their shrinking tailfins & boring (for the era) styling.

Post WW2 FoMoCo products do NOT get any better than a

1961 Lincoln ragtop. :wub:

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