In 1920, Henry and Wilfred Leland organized their own car plant and named it in honor of the deceased US president - Abraham Lincoln. In 1921 the company produced its first car of "lux" class - Lincoln V8, equipped with a very powerful engine of its own design. They assumed a good sale, but sedan was not demanded. The company ran into financial problems and was bought by Henry Ford in 1922.
As part of Ford company «Lincoln» was seen as a status symbol and has always been a favorite model among high government officials. In 1932, the market was presented with Lincoln KB with engine V12. The Design Center was established In 1939 and in the same year there was produced a convertible Lincoln Continental, well-received in the highest circles of society. Production of the Continental was continued after the Second World War. In 1956 the production of the Continental series was continued. The result was a successful model of Lincoln Premier. Continental has also been upgraded.
In the 70s Lincoln was equipped with units and blocks of Ford and the style changed again. Since 1984 they began to make coupe Lincoln Continental MK VII luxury class. Aerodynamic body, electronically adjustable suspension and anti-lock made Lincoln Continental coupe worthy car.
Since January 1997 Lincoln has the most luxurious SUV in the United States, produced on the basis of Ford Expedition.