Lincoln Capri Special Custom Coupe 1952





Lucky Die-cast

scale 1:18

Model number: 92808GR


Review of the model:

In the late 1951 when the mighty 1952 Lincoln Capri Coupe were launched. It was a very modern car with low lines and a powerful V8 engine. And from that year, and up to the late 1960´ they were all graceful cars – Cars that people admired and in some cases were envy over. Now 66 years ahead. The Chinese manufacturer of Lucky Die Cast / Yatming have made a 1:18 scale model of this big American car with the distinctive flowing lines.

Lucky Die Cast is, as you surely already know a Low- budget model car. And can really be purchased for a low price. From a price range about: 25-40 USD. In the States: to 35-50 EURO here in Europe. So what to expect, and it is worth the money spent?

Firstly the maker is known for the perfect paint and prep work! The Chrome parts on these model use to be very good too. I most say Lucky Die Cast will not let you down on this model! All of the above is brilliant and with no flaws what ever! Furthermore the hinges on the doors is the “new” realistic with spring mechanism. They open and close perfectly with no visible gabs – You can hear now, that am starting to speak myself up! And I amid, they deserved this because it don’t stops here. When you open the hood a rather detailed engine emerge all with wires and hoses. A pair of decals and it would have been fantastic.

Emblems in chrome fore and after are flanked with the “flying spear” hood ornament. Capri emblems below the C-pillar is tampon stamped as well as the delicate Lincoln on the rear bumper! The wheels and hubcaps are also detailed with an emblem center shield. Note also the red rim of the hubs around the hub caps, sure the wheel is good!

The acrylic glass on the model car is in good quality with no serious distortion as well. We most not forget to look inside the cabin so come along! The first that is notable are the heavy cushions seats. They look realistic as real vinyl with the semi gloss surface. The inside of the door have two-tone trims with chrome handles. But the true highlight of the interior most be the instrument panel and dashboard! – This part of the model is true to scale of the real car, and has fine gauges and small emblems that are tampon stamped on. The steering wheel is well made, they can often be ruined by being too chunky, this is not the case here.

As the old saying: The sky is the limit! There are two minor issues as the trunk can not be open on this model. That is a shame as we could have a spare wheel and jack etc. inside. Also the fine rear backlights is painted chrome parts – It looks good – But a real red glass cover would have suited the model  better.

So are there any pronounced flaws on this Lincoln? Let me answer this way: I always invest time in research of the real car, in that way I become familiar with the year and make of the car. I love to read the history behind the real car. And therefore I will be better suited to give a model a fair review. My collected knowledge of the subject can be useful of the readers of my articles too. I use it also to make some improvement in detailing and paint etc.

In this case I have no reason to fetch the paint and brush! There is no grill to improve, no wheels to super detail, no alternations to the interior! In other words; you can use the model just out of the box.

The 1959 Buick Electra Convertible is a very good model from Lucky Die Cast. The Chrysler 1960 is even better, but this is to date, for me the best model from Lucky Die Cast so far is: The Lincoln Capri Coupe 1952 and you can choose from 3 paint schemes: 2-tone green, white with black top and dark red with black top. I will highly recommend this model car.....So now it is up to you!

I will give this model 4 out of 6 stars  ******

Below here are pictures of the model, historical description, old brochures, technical data and some movie clips for the real car. So please enjoy!




  Lincoln Capri Special Custom Coupe 1952  
  The Capri was in 1952 top of the line Lincoln  
  What a fine car!  
Note how well made the wheels is on this model
Brand new out of the box - You don't need to make alternations as all is realistic regarding to the real car
Lucky Die Cast / Yatming is well known here in the resent years about the fine paint and prep work
Note the delicate tampon painted Lincoln emblem on the rear bumber
You can not open the trunk on this model - a bit shame!
The well sculptured backlight are just painted chrome - they looks fine but it will have been better if they were made of real red plastic!
The fake air intake just after the door gives the car a powerful look
Lots of chrome in this 1952 car
The maker is know for the formidable chrome quality - this it also present in this case
Well made hinges on the doors
A clean and shiny model car
Lincoln 52 is a big car!
Note the small painted Capri emblem on the rear fender
A nice realistic feature is the headlights "hovering mount" on the front fenders
A sturdy car even in model
No grill just a open mouth! - Note the parking lights incorporated in the front bumper
Fantastic hood ornament in chrome
Two-tone green looks good on the car
Many fine details for a budget model car
A view from above revile the designer great work
Bling bling
Very good instrument panel and dashboard
  The motor have many fine details as well  




Lincoln took a step about 25 years ahead of its time in 1952, downsizing a high-priced car under the slogan “Designed for Modern Living.” Gone was the enormous 1949 body, and the new cars was shorter and narrower than the 1951 models. The public was slow to adjust, however, and sales were disappointing. That is until virtual sweeps of the 1952 and 1953 La Carrera Americana road race in the stock class boosted Lincoln’s reputation.

The new car rode on a 123” wheelbase and had slab sides, with projecting headlights, raised fender crowns, and a pronounced rear fender line. The grille was almost completely involved on the bumper. Under the hood was an all-new 160-hp, 317.5-cid OHV, V-8, and GM’s new dual-range Hydra-Matic transmission, which offered two drive positions: three speeds for round and a fourth for highway travel. The most significant improvements were underneath, with the first ball-joint front suspension, doing away with king-pins, and a completely redesigned frame, with six cross-members and K-type reinforcement.

The Capri was the top-line model and offered four-door sedan, two-door hardtop, and convertible body choices. Total Lincoln sales for 1952 were 27,271 units off 5,000 from the year before. For 1953 sales picked up, perhaps because of the racing success. The cars were little changed but the results were much better, with 40,762 cars sold, and 26,640 were the high-line Capri. Lincolns received a few trim changes for 1954 and grew about an inch in length. Sales stayed more or less even in 1954, as Lincoln took first and second in the Mexico road race, but Capri sales accounted for three quarters of the total, with 29,552 of 36,993 units.

The 1955 model year was the last for the 1952 design cycle, with few detail changes, though the engine was bumped up to 341 cid and 225 hp. At last Lincoln got its own automatic transmission and became a separate division within Ford. Sales dropped to 27,222, but 23,673 were Capris.

Lincoln reconfigured their whole lineup in 1956, and the Capri became the entry level Lincoln rather than the top trim. The model was also reduced to a two-door hardtop and four-door sedan. The engine grew to 368 cid and 285 hp. Bright two-tone colors were offered and safety features like padded dashes and dished steering wheels and 12-volt systems were standard.

By 1957, the Lincoln Capri was entering its last year. Now virtually indistinguishable from the Premiere series, it featured four headlights, big fins, and additional chrome. Engine power climbed to 300 hp, which was pitched as a safety feature. Only 5,900 Capri sedans and hardtops sold. Today the Lincoln Capri makes for a rugged mid-1950s collector car and the hardtops are quite handsome. Survivors still compete in the revived La Carrera Panamericana road race.

1952 Lincoln Capri Info
Body Styles
2dr Convertible
2dr Sport Coupe
4dr Sport Sedan

Technical specification:


Maywood Assembly, Maywood, California, United States
Mahwah Assembly, Mahwah, New Jersey, United States
Wixom Assembly, Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Wayne, Michigan United States
St.Louis, Missouri, United States
Designer Bill Schmidt
Body and chassis
Body style 2-door coupe
2-door convertible
4-door sedan


Lincoln Cosmopolitan
Lincoln Custom
Mercury Monterey
Ford Crestline

Engine: 337 cu in (5.5 L) 2-bbl. Flathead V8 (1952 only)
Transmission 4-speed Hydra-Matic automatic
3-speed Turbo-Drive automatic

Wheelbase 123.0 in (3,124 mm)
Length: 214.0 in (5,436 mm)
Width: 77.5 in (1,968 mm)
Height: 62.6 in (1,590 mm)

Engine Types:
8-cyl. 317.5cid/160hp 2bbl
1952 Lincoln Capri 2dr Sport Coupe 8-cyl. 317.5cid/160hp 2bbl Info
Number Produced


Old brochures of the car


















Videos of the real car from YouTube

  1952 Lincoln Capri 2-dr Hardtop  


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