Rare three-axle 1959 Lincoln


20 Responses to “Rare three-axle 1959 Lincoln”

  1. Stefan Jones says:

    Didn’t Lady Penelope drive one of those?

  2. crummett says:

    Is there a purpose for the extra axle (like hauling lots of really heavy luggage, maybe?), cause it just looks stupid.

  3. adamrice says:

    Rare 3-axle Porsche 928: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YClqEQftcdY&feature=player_embedded

  4. inkfumes says:

    I’m gonna make my 4X4 into a 6X6…

    • James B says:

       Like the 6×6 Unimogs!   Those dual rear axles are all rainbows and unicorns ’till somebody puts a doughnut spare on one wheel.

  5. Ito Kagehisa says:

    Is this fine automobile also available in a half-tracked version?  I think such a motorcar would be fabulous!

  6. malindrome says:

    This must have come out right after GM introduced the Cadillac Dreadnought.

  7. Halloween_Jack says:

    That would actually make sense to have on a hearse; I’ve read of more than one would-be Harold (from Harold & Maude) buying a used hearse only to find out that years or even decades of hauling around heavy coffins and their contents has completely crapped out the suspension. 

  8. BookGuy says:

    When you think about it, it’s really amazing that nobody built a three-axle SUV during the height of that craze.  It would have been only slightly more ridiculous than the 70-ton Ford Excursion.

  9. Preston Sturges says:

    Mercedes used to make a 3 axle limo that Hitler was fond of.

  10. pjcamp says:

    And taken out a much unneeded rear seat, thus making a hot rod for Comic Book Guy.

  11. Nash Rambler says:

    I always wanted the 1959 Chrysler Patton – equipped with tank treads to go with the sleek fins. 

  12. Jonbly Herbert says:

    A number of companies have produced 6×4 or 6×6 versions of the Land Rover / Range Rover over the years. The most sensible purpose I’ve seen for these was to create fire engines for small airfields – so they’re carrying a heavy rear load over soft terrain.

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