By on February 9, 2010

The suicide doors of perception to Curbside Classic’s Lincoln week-long love/hate fest open here:

Part 1: A Brief History of Lincoln up to 1961

Part 2: 1965 Lincoln Continental

Part 3: 1968 Lincoln Continental

Part 4: 1970 Lincoln Continental Coupe

Part 5: 1977 Lincoln Town Car

Part 6: 1985 Lincoln Town Car

Part 7: 1973 Continental Mark IV

Part 8: 1989 Lincoln Mark VII

Part 9: 1977 Lincoln Versailles

Part 8: 1986 Continental

Part 9: Mark VIII and Finale

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11 Comments on “Curbside Classics Lincoln Fest: Doors To All Nine Parts Open Here...”


  • avatar
    Johnster

    Where one door closes, another opens.~ Don Quijote

    Just be honest with yourself. That opens the door. ~ Vernon Howard

    Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly. ~ Frank Tyger

    Look for opportunity.You can’t wait for it to knock on the door…. You might not be home. ~ Jinger Heath

    Sonny: “Alright, listen to me. You pull up right where she lives, right? Before you get outta the car, you lock both doors. Then, get outta the car, you walk over to her. You bring her over to the car. Dig out the key, put it in the lock and open the door for her. Then you let her get in. Then you close the door. Then you walk around the back of the car and look through the rear window. If she doesn’t reach over and lift up that button so that you can get in: dump her.”

    Calogero ‘C’ Anello: “Just like that?”

    Sonny: “Listen to me, kid. If she doesn’t reach over and lift up that button so that you can get in, that means she’s a selfish broad and all you’re seeing is the tip of the iceberg. You dump her and you dump her fast.”

    Misfortune only comes in when the door is open. ~ Chinese Proverb

    Opportunities comes from knocking on doors until they open. ~ Traditional Proverb

    The door of opportunity is wide open if you are prepared. ~ Famous Quotes

    The door of opportunity won’t open unless you do some pushing. ~ Traditional Proverb

    “When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.” ~ Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    It’s too late to close the stable door after the horse has escaped. ~ Norwegian Proverb

    Leave that door open! What’s wrong with you? Were you raised in a house? ~ Horse Proverb

  • avatar
    john.fritz

    And, of course, “Don’t let the door hit you in the ass”. ~ Fond farewell from past employer.

  • avatar
    superbadd75

    “Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open”

    “Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself”

  • avatar
    also Tom

    “Open that door! I’m freakin’ freezing!!!!”

  • avatar
    educatordan

    “opportunity only knocks once, but temptation leans on the ole doorbell.” – What I told my now ex-wife before I asked for a divorce.

  • avatar
    obbop

    A penny saved is a hundredth of a frikken buck.

  • avatar
    Paul Niedermeyer

    This is why I love it here.
    Perhaps I should change the title to: The Doors Of Perception Open Here

  • avatar
    Johnster

    I almost forgot to include the existential riddle that I would ask my early 1980s talking Nissan Maxima. Sadly it only knew the answer to but one riddle.

    When is a door, not a door? When…

    Nissan Maxima: “A door is a jar. A door is a jar. A door is a jar.”

  • avatar
    fincar1

    You cannot know that there is no gate until you have been through the gate.

    +1 for Sonny…he had some knowledge of women.

  • avatar
    Facebook User

    And they are already painted black.

  • avatar
    TokenGimp

    In 1977 I had acquired a 1966 Fairlane XL fastback 390HO, 4 speed for $175. After shattering leaf springs on the Fairlane during a minor airborne expedition I parked it opting to step up in luxury with a 1966 Continental with the 462 engine, not the 460. A local Dr. had recently traded it in with only 68K meticulously maintained miles. For just $950 plus tax it was mine. the Automobile was very subtle with beige on beige leather/fabric interior and black landau top. It is still the nicest riding vehicle I’ve ever owned. That’s despite a forest of trees plowed down, the sets of tie-rods and ditch entries it tracked straight down the road. It always started in the winter and required nothing more for maintenance than oil changes. The typical Ford over bracketed engine compartment made even changing a thermostat an erector set expert out of me. Back then I didn’t mind the 8 MPG it got around town or the 10 MPG freeway cruising control. I got fewer tickets, I got more dates, and preferred parking by the valet The back seat was very accommodating. One time in order to make last call (according to the bank clocks) we made it 48 miles from Rochester, MN to Hager City, WI in 28 minutes through two towns and across the Mississippi River Bridge. My Aussie friend called it a Yank Tank of distinction. An automobile, not a car. I miss that automobile. PEACE


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