• Oct 27th 2007 at 7:53PM
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Neil Young drives the car that a lot of people wish they could. First, it's a diesel car, running on biodiesel. Second, it's a plug-in hybrid. Third, it's a 1959 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark IV. Grunge has been good to Neil.
Nicknamed Linc-Volt, Young's car actually isn't a PHEV yet. It's undergoing a conversion this fall. Neil says the car will embody, "Classic Americana from then meeting the Americana of now." Details on who and where should be more available when the Linc-Volt documentary film is released.

Oh, and as an aside to Ecorazzi's Michael, where I first read about Young Neil's badassmobile: you criticize Pearl Jam once more and, and, ... well, nothing, but I heartily disagree that the Neil Young/Pearl Jam partnership is a bad thing. Sure, Mirror Ball was neither Young's nor Pearl Jam's finest record, but "Act of Love" and "I'm The Ocean" are wonderful songs. Anyone who's heard what the boys from Seattle do with "Rockin' in the Free World" - or knows that PJ regularly performs at Young's Bridge School benefit shows - knows that the Canadian is more than happy with the team-up.

UPDATE: Reader JM writes in to tell us Young's ride is actually a 1960 Mark IV and is being worked on by Joshua Goodwin.

UPDATE II: And check out what Goodwin can do to a Caddy EXT:



[Source: Google, via Ecorazzi]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Apparently, I'm in the minority here on Mirror ball. ;) That's ok, I'm sticking to my guns. Damn you Neil Young!

      Nothing but love -- m@ecorazzi
      • 7 Years Ago
      Honda has the hydrogen car ready for mass production. sending 100 samples to the USA for lease.
      The guy that installs 100,000 hydrogen pumps across the country will be the next Getty. Using solar panels these pumps can be self filling. Wouldn't even need deliveries.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is the game guy featured a few days ago who says he's gonna put a gas turbine in a Hummer and make 60mpg.

      http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/10/20/biodiesel-turbine-super-capacitor-series-hybrid-hummer-60/

      Believe it when you see it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The red convertible pictured is a '59. The '59 was the Mk IV. III's, IV's & V's were built on the same platform, the largest unibody car ever produced.
      hcjake
      • 7 Years Ago
      That car looks like my 1960 Lincoln Premier. If I remember correctly the Continentals were shorter, rounder and had suicide rear doors.
      petemx5
      • 7 Years Ago
      I know this is an auto related site (which is why I'm here) but, for my first post I'll go off topic. IMHO, Neil's Mirrorball album was one of his (and Pearl Jam's) best.
      electros
      • 7 Years Ago
      So whats the cars name? Retro Retard! HAhahaha
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like Neil's intention - to improve gas mileage and promote energy efficiency. However, I wish he would do the same thing to a sexy Fiat Spider. He might double his results.
      Pirate Imageing
      • 7 Years Ago
      Neil Young... Keep on rockin the free world
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Lincoln Continental pictured is a Mark IV. 1960 Lincoln Continentals were Mark V's. Beautiful vehicles that today command unbelievable prices.
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