This is destined to be a future collector's car.
To celebrate its 80th anniversary, Lincoln is launching a special Coach Door Edition of the Continental as a nod to the suicide doors that graced Continental cars in the 1960s, with doors that open a full 90 degrees to create a grand entrance. There is a catch, however: production of the limited-edition Coach Door Continental is strictly limited to just 80 units for the 2019 model year.
Despite prices being north of $110,000, Lincoln has confirmed the retro-inspired 2019 Continental Coach Door Edition has already sold out. "Response from customers has been extremely positive, with interest exceeding the planned production for the limited-edition run," the company said in a statement. The 80 approved customers will be notified in February before first deliveries start in the summer.
It’s not all bad news, however, because Lincoln plans to produce more Coach Door Continentals for the 2020 model year, but it isn’t clear yet how many more will be made. "We're exploring a 2020 model year program - we'll explore at a later date but there are plans to build beyond the 80," Lincoln’s Product Marketing Manager, Trevor Scott, recently told us.
Based on the range-topping Continental Black Label, the Coach Door Edition has six extra inches of wheelbase, resulting in a generous amount of rear legroom. Inside, there’s also a unique door plaque displaying the car’s production number, and a pass-through console offering a stowable tray table with tablet holder and a wireless charging pad.
Under the hood, the Continental Coach Door Edition is powered by a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 that pumps out 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Judging by how fast the 2019 model sold out, Lincoln should have no trouble selling another limited-run of Continental Coach Door Editions next year. This is destined to be a future collector’s car.