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1951 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible - Sale Pending

Make: Lincoln
Model: Cosmopolitan Convertible
Year: 1951
Color: Green
Mileage: 2285
VIN: 51LP13194H

Location: IA


  • Rotisserie Restoration

  • Powered Convertible Top

  • Power Windows

  • Power Antenna

  • Low Miles Car

  • Meticulously Maintained

  • Always Garaged

  • Original Engine Rebuilt

  • Original Automatic Trans Rebuilt

  • Custom Leather Interior

The Finest Example


Complete restoration to original condition. Paintwork was done by Bob Faber of Magnum Automotive. Body was dipped, all bright work rechromed. Engine rebuilt at 53,000 miles by Land-Air Associates including new pistons, valves, lifters, oil pump timing gears and balancing. Hydramatic Transmission was rebuilt by Procar Transmission.

This is the last Lincoln designed by long time Ford design head, Bob Gregorie. Likely better than original. This 1951 Lincoln has a powered convertible top, power windows and power antenna.

You will find an article I uploaded to the photo gallery entitled  "Cosmopolitan Dreaming" that outlines quite a bit of the history of the car. The car is an award winning beautiful restoration. 

and won a Primary First at the 1995 LCOC Eastern National Meet in Dearborn, MI. as well as other awards. 

She is perhaps the BEST example on the road today. She's reported to have belonged to Kirk Douglas when new but we have no provenance to prove that Mr. Douglas's 1951 Lincoln Convertible and this car are the same car.  There is no rust or corrosion anywhere on this Lincoln. 


Matching new seatbelts installed front and back.



Under the hood you will find the rebuilt original 337 cu in (5.5 L) Flathead V8 coupled to the rebuilt 4-speed Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. The car runs like a dream. These Lincolns were the best new cars on the market, but the seats and ride of this Cosmopolitan convertible are second to none.


The beautiful customer leather interior was done by Keleen Leather and soft top by Addison Auto Interiors. The seats are so comfortable it's like sitting in your living room. Initial restoration was complete in 1995 and odometer was set to 0. She's been driven 2280 miles since.


The clock recently stopped working

Recent Service

Brake work and an oil change was completed in fall of 2023. There are some service records in a folder with a MAY/JUNE copy of "Continental Comments" that contains an article highlighting this Lincoln.

 For more information call (515) 864 1275 or email

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