• fb_1513837189 avatar Alan Posted: 1/8/2012 8:55pm PST

    He rode on the car in the box on the top.

  • William J Toensing avatar William J Toensing Posted: 12/30/2011 3:48pm PST

    Kim Jong Il was able to accomplish one thing Henry Ford couldn't do, take his last ride in a Ford product. Henry Ford took his last ride in a 1948 Packard hearse as they couldn't find a Lincoln hearse in Detroit when he died. I spotted this watching CCTV on #265, Dish Satellite on the day of the "Dear Leader's" funeral. However, I think he rode in the casket on top of the Lincoln, not seated inside it. CCTV described the Lincoln as a hearse, but I wonder if there were any any real hearses in North Korea?

  • james myers avatar james myers Posted: 12/29/2011 8:46pm PST

    My Dad had one of those Lincoln's in 1975, but it was a Towncar not a Continental. Our neighbor had a Continental Mark IV which was a Two door hardtop and it was a 1975 as well.

  • etdweasel avatar etdweasel Posted: 12/29/2011 7:50pm PST

    Sorry, folks, but that is absolutely a Lincoln, despite the "pimpmobile" mods. Look at pics of the later "square" ZILs like the 41047 & 41052; not even a passing resemblance...

  • LawHoo avatar LawHoo Posted: 12/29/2011 1:40pm PST

    It's most likely NOT a Lincoln. More likely, it's a Russian (perhaps even old enough to be Soviet) made ZIL (perhaps a modified ZIL 4104).

  • LawHoo avatar LawHoo Posted: 12/29/2011 1:38pm PST

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  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 12/29/2011 3:15pm PST

    Maybe so, but even if it is a ZIL, you can't ignore the fact that Kim had a Lincoln grille and hood ornament installed. Whether or not it's technically a Continental, he sure wanted it to look like one -- and that's the real irony.

  • ModernMode avatar ModernMode Posted: 12/29/2011 11:28am PST

    How about more info on the car. What year? Are the side mirrors an aftermarket add-on? What about the headlight covers?

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 12/29/2011 12:21pm PST

    There's a lot of discussion around issues like those. Most folks seem to agree that the Continental is a 75 or 76 model, though it's been heavily modified. For a complete rundown of all the speculations floating across the interwebs -- and there are many -- check here: http://www.professionalcarsociety.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7505

  • Mr. Nuts avatar Mr. Nuts Posted: 12/29/2011 1:00pm PST

    Love the Pep Boys fog lights with chicken wire screens.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 12/29/2011 12:15pm PST

    There's actually a lot of debate around issues like that, as the NYT article mentions. Most folks seem to agree that the Continental is a 1975 or 1976 model, although it's clearly been modified. For a rundown of the many speculations, visit http://www.professionalcarsociety.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7505

  • MIKERYAN21 avatar MIKERYAN21 Posted: 12/29/2011 9:35am PST

    WOW is this writer a gay liberal?
    who cares about this views.

    It is about the car. A great car to say the least.