1949 to 1954
Body versions :
Saloon , Coupé ,convertible
Gasoline 5.2-5.5 liters
The Lincoln Cosmopolitan was a luxury car that was manufactured by Lincoln in the model years 1949 to 1954 .
The Series 9EH (1949) In 1949, the Cosmopolitan replaced the Continental as a top model. The cars presented themselves for the first time in pontoon form with integrated front and rear fenders. The Cosmopolitan series was a bit smoother than the simpler Lincoln series and had a continuous windshield. There were built four-door sedan with stepped and hatchback, a two-door coupe and a two-door convertible.
Like its sister models, the Cosmopolitan had a side -mounted V8 engine with 5,518 cc, which developed 152 bhp (112 kW) at a speed of 3,600 / min. The engine power was forwarded to the rear wheels via a manual three-speed gearbox (on request also with overdrive ). For an extra charge, there was also an automatic transmission at Lincoln for the first time. In the process, they did not make their own with the Hydramatic from General Motors .
A custom-made based on the Cosmopolitan 9EH originated in Raymond Dietrich Inc. in Detroit as a prime vehicle for the White House . It was a four-door convertible, built on an extended chassis and with a wheelbase of 3683 mm over 6 meters long. The weight was around 3 tons. The equipment included the flag holders on the front bumper, a red warning light, a rear-mounted spare ("Continental Kit") and extendable treads under the rear fenders for escorting bodyguards. At the request of President Dwight D. Eisenhower it was 1953 with a Plexiglas hood provided which Creative Industries of Detroit made.
Series 0EH (1950) Body and engine remained the same in the following year, only the hatchback was no longer offered. For this came an additional, better equipped coupe with the name Capri (not to be confused with the later produced Lincoln Capri ).
Series 1EH (1951) There were also few changes in 1951. Only the engine increased by 2 bhp and now made 154 bhp (113 kW). The heavy chrome trim over the front wheel wells gave way to a narrower over the entire length of the car.
Series 2H (1952) In 1952, the Lincoln bodies were completely redesigned. The pontoon shape gave way to a slight tail fin shape. The rear doors of the four-door car, which had been battered behind, were replaced by front-hinged copies. From the Cosmopolitan there was next to the 4-door sedan only a new, 2-door hardtop coupe. His role as a top model he gave way to the new Capri series . Also new was the top -mounted V8 engine, which scooped a capacity of 160 bhp (118 kW) at 3,900 rpm from 5,201 cc with the help of a Holley double carburettor. The manual transmissions were gone; there was only the Hydramatic .
Series 8H (1953) While no changes were made to the bodies, the engine received a significant power boost: A Holley four-valve carburetor enabled him to deliver 205 bhp (151 kW) at 4,200 rpm.
Series 9H (1954) Essentially, the bodies remained unchanged in the last year of production, but grew by about 25 mm in length. The belt line slid a little higher and was again characterized by a chrome trim on the entire vehicle length.In the following year, the Custom replaced the Cosmopolitan.
Engine: Flathead V8
Drive traction: Rear wheel drive
CC: 5.2-5.5 liters
Power: (112-151 kW)
Transmission: 3-speed manual 4-speed Hydra-Matic automatic
Wheelbase: 125.0 in
Length: 220.5 in to 222.5 in
Width: 1949–50: 77.8 in 1950–51: 78.2 in
Height : 1949–50: 62.7 in 1951: 62.6 in
Curb weight: 4,400–4,800 lb