Robert Seabeck (American, B. 1945) "1941 Lincoln Continental" Signed lower left. Original Mixed Media painting on Paper.
Provenance: Collection of James A. Helzer (1946-2008), Founder of Unicover Corporation.
This painting originally appeared on the Federated States of Micronesia 55c 1941 Lincoln Continental stamp issued June 4, 1996.
In 1896 Henry Ford built his first car -- the Quadricycle. This unique vehicle featured a buggy-type chassis that rolled on bicycle-type tires and weighed only 500 pounds. Reaching a speed of 20 mph, the Quadricycle was powered by a four-horsepower, two-cylinder, four-stroke, water-cooled engine. It had two forward speeds but no brakes or reverse gear. Henry Ford went on to produce a long line of Ford automobiles. Ford's 1917 Model T truck featured a larger high-set radiator than previous models, as well as crowned fenders and nickel-plated hubcaps. The Tudor sedan was the first Model A built, and was introduced in 1928. This instantly popular automobile could reach a speed of 65 mph. One of Ford's first sporty cars was the 1932 V-8 Sport Roadster, which featured fold-down windshields. These tough cars also had anti-theft locks on the steering columns. In 1941, the Lincoln Continental became a separate model instead of a Zephyr series, and in 1953 the F-100 half-ton pickup -- with a 110-inch wheel base -- debuted. This rugged truck sold for $1,330. A personal luxury cruiser, the Thunderbird convertible was re-introduced as a four-seater in 1958. Today, the 1996 Mercury Sable embodies the essence of aerodynamic engineering and modern automobile design.
Image Size: 7.75 x 13.5 in.
Overall Size: 15 x 22.5 in.
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