These days, people view Lincoln more or less as a top-level trim package for popular Fords. Want a luxurious Fusion? Here's your MKZ. But in the company's glory days, it made gigantic displays of American wealth and power that rivaled companies like Rolls-Royce and Hispano-Suiza. We think that the 1941 Continental represents all of the best of Lincoln. From the silky smooth V12 engine to the elegant bodywork, it still stands out as one of the greatest American autos.