Old-school design

Land Yachts Are a Type of Luxury Cars We’ll Never See Again

Long before global crises of all types, automakers had different rules to comply with and that resulted in quite interesting cars

Have you realized that the Imperial LeBaron’s front design makes it impossible to see the turning lights from the sides?
The Cadillac Fleetwood welcomed the 1960s by adopting much smaller tail fins

What makes a car a land yacht?

The AMC Ambassador showed that land yachts were ultimately about design, not so much luxury

What about the large bodies?

The Mercedes-Benz 600 was one of the few land yachts designed for the European market

How did things come to an end?

The 1970 Lincoln Continental Mark III is one of the last examples of the land yacht era

Such a fast sinkage

Bentley and Rolls-Royce stuck with coachbuilding to offer high-end models in the 1960s



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Danillo Almeida

Content writer and engineer-to-be who aspires to work in car design. If you like cars but not the stereotypes that surround them, give my articles a try.