When it comes to old school cars that ooze coolness and badassery, very few can compete with the ’60s Lincoln Continental. You know the one I’m talking about with the long sexy body lines and of course the suicide doors. As incredible as the car is without any sort of modifications, the ones that have been modified are often even more appealing. Take this nearly perfect specimen built by Divers Street Rods for example. They call it the “Bad Ass Lincoln,” and it should only take one glance at the car for you to understand why that’s such a fitting name. But on the off chance that doesn’t do it for you, wait till you hear about a few key upgrades that make this the perfect example of a Bad Ass Lincoln.
Rather than just adding a few modifications to this gorgeous 1966 Lincoln, the crew at Divers have taken another classic Ford product and combined the two to create this one “Bad Ass Lincoln.” Even though the Conti came from the factory with a big V8 under the hood, it was an old-school V8 and therefore is gutless when compared to today’s standards. But “gutless” is definitely not a word anyone would use to describe this particular cruiser considering there now sits a 5.8L Trinity V8 under that massive hood. And yes, the Trinity V8 is the 662hp supercharged monster that once powered the 2014 Shelby GT500, the most powerful Mustang ever built. As a matter of fact, I believe it was the first stock Mustang that could breach the elusive 200mph threshold.
When you have a car that looks this good, anything “stock” or “standard” just doesn’t seem to fit. So with 662hp on tap, the Divers crew felt the need to add a few things like a bigger pulley and a few other things to help get that number up into the 700hp range. As cool as it would’ve been for them to carry over the 6-speed manual found in the GT500, they opted for something a bit beefier and went with a four-speed automatic linked up to a Ford 9 inch rear end that was sourced from a Ford Super Duty truck. That way, the driver will never have to worry about that burly 700hp motor breaking something.
Not that much needed to be done regarding the aesthetics of the Bad Ass Lincoln, Divers still wanted to add their flavor to the car and the first thing they addressed is the stance. In my opinion, the stance can completely make or break the looks of a car, especially one like this. And in this circumstance, they knocked it out of the park, for lack of better words. They used extensive modifications but managed to get that sexy lowrider look without the nonsense that usually comes with it. Another detail that will likely be overlooked is the fact that they removed the B-pillar and used a window from a convertible Continental to fill in the gaps.
You might think that since it now has all these performance mods added to it, the Bad Ass Lincoln was built to destroy unsuspecting muscle cars at the local drag strip. But apparently, that’s not the case at all. Instead, it’ll be used exactly what it should be used for, as a cruiser. Imagine how awesome it would be to take this beast on a cross-country road trip, and how comfortable it would be for you and all your passengers. Especially since you’d always know in the back of your mind that you did have 700hp on tap in the event that those pesky muscle cars started calling you out.