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Rita Hayworth’s 1947 Lincoln Continental Hollywood Convertible – Rotting in Mexia, TX

Written by Ken Altes

This 1947 Lincoln Continental Hollywood Convertible was custom made for the 1940’s superstar Rita Hayworth. The car was shipped directly to California from the factory where it and one other were customized into “Hollywood Convertibles” at the famous Carson Top Shop. It is believed that this car appears on the set of Rita’s movie, “The Lady From Shanghai” and also is in several photos with the actress. Only 785 convertibles were manufactured in 1947 and it came pace car yellow from the factory. This car has all the signs of being done by Glen Hauser who was known for the eye brows over the headlights, frenching the tail lights, shaving the door handles, emblems and gas door including the Carson top. Now powered by a 1985 Chevy 350 engine and a turbo 350 automatic.

Steve Wertheimer’s Hot Rod 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan

Written by Ken Altes

I cannot tell from my pics of this Cosmopolitan has the four-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission supplied by General Motors or the three-speed manual. The stock engine was a 337 cu. in. version of the Ford flathead, giving 152 hp, although this car has a lot of performance parts and is likely much more powerful.1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan in Austin tx 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan interior 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan modified engine1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan in Austin Texas

Bill Collings’ 1957 Lincoln Premier in SW Austin

Written by Ken Altes

Fantastic, rare Lincoln Premier with a 300hp 368 cu. in. V8 twisting a Turbo-Matic automatic transmission exclusive to Lincoln. Only 3,676 of these were built in 1957 — this one destined to be a very desirable custom. Bill runs an extraordinary custom car fabrication shop achieving the highest levels of craftsmanship. If you have any question about his extraordinary talents, consider what he’s achieved making mandolins and guitars. Check his FB page for Collings Custom Craft and this article for more info.1957 Lincoln Premier in Austin TX posted front quarter 1957 Lincoln Premier in Austin Texas posted rear 1957 Lincoln Premier in Austin TX posted front1957 Lincoln Premier in Austin TX posted side1957 Lincoln Premier in Austin TX posted interior