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Who Built It Better? Loewy v. Stevens v. Wright on the Lincoln Continental

Posted August 17, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto design Lincoln

Typically, it’s a fool’s errand to compare two or more designers, if not due to the subjectivity of aesthetics, then certainly due to the fact that designers’ bodies of work tend to be so dissimilar it becomes an apples-and-oranges comparison. However, that task becomes much more possible when contemporary designers take on the same subject.

In researching Brooks Stevens’ work on Die Valkyrie, we came across another custom car he designed — in this case, redesigned — in 1955, though one with a less storied past. The Milwaukee Art Museum has a few photos of the 1939 Lincoln Continental convertible he added a few custom touches to, and Glenn Adamson in Industrial Strength Design: How Brooks Stevens Shaped Your World notes that Stevens designed the custom Continental for Henry Uihlein of Schlitz Brewing. And that’s about all we know of it.

Who's Lincoln are you gonna buy (if it's 1955, if course)?

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