Can You Give a Car as a Christmas Gift? Yes!

Christmas is just around the corner, and many people in Indianapolis are still searching for the perfect gift to give a loved one. Mothers, fathers, siblings, children and spouses are all people we care about deeply. Maybe one of them has had a particularly rough year, and you want your gift to be a real “pick me up.” It is equally possible they have had a wonderful year and you want to cap it off with something special they will remember for years to come. The perfect gift is a new car!

A new car is something no one would expect, and it would most certainly be a memorable gift. Can you picture their face when they open the box and discover a set of car keys? The puzzlement, and then the dawning realization spreads across their face like sunshine breaking over the horizon at dawn. What could be better?

Perhaps a new car is a bit ambitious for your shopping budget. That doesn’t mean a car is out of the question. There are plenty of used cars for sale in Indianapolis that would do nicely. Some are still late models; others have been gently used and well cared for. There are literally thousands to choose from at your local dealership.

It may not be “new,” but it will be new to your loved one, and that is really the point, isn’t it? If you shop wisely, you may be able to purchase more than one of the used cars for sale in Indianapolis and make a dream come true for two or more of the special people on your shopping list. Maybe one of them is you!

History of Lincoln Vehicles

When it comes to vehicles, the name “Lincoln” stands head and shoulders above the rest. It has a long and respected history that began when founder Henry Leland, who also founded Cadillac, started his own automobile company in 1917 and named it after his favorite president. In stiff competition with Cadillac and Packard, Lincoln targeted the high-end auto market.

Financial problems allowed the Ford Motor Company to buy Lincoln in 1922. It gave Ford an entrance into the high-end car market. One of the first classics any Lincoln dealership did well with was the Lincoln Zephyr in 1936. By 1938, that Zephyr had transformed into the first Lincoln Continental. The era of the original Continental model ended in 1948 with more than 5,200 models produced – almost entirely by hand. One of the signature features was the mounting of a spare tire on the back end. It was so popular that kits to mount tires on the backside of other cars were called “Continental Kits.”

Production of the Continental resumed in 1949 but it was now called the Mark Series and was even more expensive than earlier models. The European look and feel caught on and remained popular until the SUV trend replaced it in the 1990s. The Lincoln Town Car emerged in 1981 and became the flagship of the company. There was one on the showroom floor of every Lincoln dealership.

It was Henry Ford’s son, Edsel, who is credited with the unique styling of the Mercury line and for bringing Lincoln out of its stodgy days. Today, Lincoln is still part of the Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln-Mercury Division and still represents Ford’s upscale line of vehicles.