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The Lincoln XL-500 was a concept car built in 1953.

It had push-button transmission in the steering wheel, telephone, dictaphone and automatic jacks that lifted it for repairs.

The car had advance sports car styling combined with practicability and dignity Designed to accommodate comfortably four adult passengers, the XL-500 has scarlet fibreglass body and all-glass roof.

Less than 57 inches high it has arched rear fenders which permit the frame to ride closer to the road.

The first public appearance was at the Lincoln-Mercury exhibit at the Chicago Automobile Show 1953.