AUTOS: Chasing the Aristocrat

From Dearborn, Mich, last week sounded the opening horn of the 1956 auto season. Ford Motor Co.'s Lincoln Division parted the curtains on two new models called the Premiere and Capri. In both looks and engineering, they represent a thorough redesign of previous Lincolns. They also represent the beginning of an ambitious campaign. Starting with these two models. Lincoln hopes gradually to edge General Motors' Cadillac from its position as the aristocrat of U.S. cars.

The new Lincolns are longer, lower and wider than the 1955 models, bear a family resemblance to this year's Mercury...

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