Continental Mark V Design Sketches
by Dick Nesbitt
There has been quite a bit of interest in the last post by Dick Nesbitt, if the number of comments is any indication. Here is some follow-up information and sketches/photos courtesy of Dick Nesbitt.
One Mark V proposal incorporated a Mark II influenced tail light and rear bumper ensamble as a link to the prestige and elegance of the legendary and very exclusive 1956-1957 Continental. The bumper extended from the rear quarter panel and replicated the Mark II exhaust port with an impact absorbing composite bumper extension.
Another proposal incorporated a vertical elipse opera window placement and a rear quarter panel raised wheel housing form similar to the rear deck lid form. The thin, narrow tail light-backup light theme emphasized a long quarter panel look.
1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II rear end and tail light photos illustrate design influence on the one sketch proposal.
The supercharged LSC proposal sketch incorporated a more traditional Continental hood leading edge theme with a more aggressive mesh texture grille insert deeply recessed at the outer edges with a forward projected vertical centerline.