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1920
For close to a century, the name Lincoln has been synonymous with luxury, comfort and design. Take a walk with Lincoln through its celebrated past, beginning with the inspiration of a name, the introduction of a classic favorite, the war years and on through to the new millennium. Click on each decade for a brief history and photo exhibit of this truly American classic.

THE ROARING 20s

The 1920s marked the era in which Lincoln would distinguish itself as the premier American luxury automobile. One of the most famous custom-built cars that came out of Edsel Ford's leadership was the 1922 Lincoln Town Car, which was built for Henry Ford himself. Town Car derived its name from its body styling, which featured an open chauffeur's compartment and enclosed passenger compartment. This configuration elevated the vehicle from mere transportation to a bona fide status symbol. In 1924, Lincoln was on its way to becoming the car of choice for the rich and famous, such as Thomas Edison, W.C. Fields and Herbert Hoover.