Rare, stunning, and gorgeous, this 1957 Lincoln Capri is what dreams are made of. Having spent some time in a private collection in Canada, this Capri has changed hands and moved to sunny and warm Florida. The seller recently revived this beautiful Capri, but is still selling it as a “non-running project”. Desperately needing the tinder love and care of a new owner, to be a true beauty and driver once more. With 6 days remaining, bidding has only reached $1,051. The price will only sky rocket from here. Find this beauty here on ebay out of Dade City, Florida.
With a mighty Y-Block V8, this 1957 model has 368 cubic inches which pumps out 300 horsepower. With some minor areas of concern, the engine and bay overall look to be in nice shape. There is some minor paint wear on the firewall below the brake booster area, and on the upper portion of the firewall towards the passenger side. The paint work in the engine bay looks fair, and there is no rust present. The radiator looks to have been the focus of someone’s rage, or some other happening with its bumpy appearance. Otherwise there is little else to report other than the gaudy modern spark plug wires. Recently revived, I would imagine this Capri may need further fuel system work, and may require a full tune up.
Peeking inside reveals an interesting color way. Wearing blue and green, this interior looks much better in natural sunlight. In the sunlight, it is easier to see that the blue accents the green. In outstanding condition, this interior looks to need nothing. The carpet looks quite plush and the seats are quite inviting as well. It appears the interior of this Capri is mostly, if not completely, original.
Not really described as an original, or a survivor, we suspect this Lincoln may have seen a re-spray in its time. There is no major rust or damage, other than some very minor surface rust on the underside of the doors. There is absolutely no rot, or any significant damage to this classic. The body looks straight as an arrow, and all of the gaps look even. The paint on the roof slowly fades into the glossy appearance of the rear window. All of the chrome and trim look excellent with no dents, rust, or missing pieces. Getting past appearances, this Capri still needs a solid looking over to inspect and verify that all of its systems are operating at peak performance. When it comes to rare beauties, this 1957 Lincoln Capri has the bases covered. What do you think will be the final hammer price for the rare classic?