It was 89 years ago Friday when the Ford Motor Company agreed on a deal with Henry Leland to purchase Lincoln. Leland, who was also a founder of the Cadillac auto brand, established Lincoln Motor Company in 1917.
Only 5 years later in 1922, Leland was forced to sell Lincoln due to extreme financial difficulties. The luxury brand, named for Leland's hero Abraham Lincoln, has produced many beautiful automobiles in the years since. One example of Lincoln's distinctive luxury styling is the slightly ratty but very cool 1957 model seen here.