RR of the Day: 2002 Lincoln LSE

In our eyes the Lincoln LS was always an underappreciated automobile. It was a star in Lincoln's lineup at a time when sales of the Navigator full-size luxury SUV were eclipsing everything in the brand's showroom. Not only that, but the LS was never equipped correctly to compete directly with its No. 1 domestic competitor, the Cadillac CTS. For instance, one could get a V6 LS with a manual transmission, but the more powerful V8 model only came with an automatic. Rubbish.

Still, the LS was well equipped, well built, and a decent performer up until production stopped last April. Lincoln began producing a rare version of its entry-level luxury sports sedan called the LSE in 2002, and we've chosen one as today's RR of the Day. Owned by Flickr member postal8605, this 2002 Lincoln LSE has a 3.9-liter V8 producing 280 horsepower that's routed through a five-speed... automatic (sigh). It has the typical luxury accoutrements inside including an inlaid rosewood dash, black leather and an Alpine audio system. Outside, however, the LSE stands apart from the standard LS with a an agressive aero body kit that updates the front fascia and adds deep side skirts and a rear spoiler. No doubt the entire car pictured here is stock, but it's a unique version of an overlooked auto that hardly ever gets a second glance... until now.

If you'd like to see your own ride featured here, simply upload photos into our Flickr group. We select one image to highlight each week day, and crown a Rig of the Week on Sundays. Detailed instructions can be found after the jump.

Instructions for submitting to Autoblog's RR of the Day:
Create a Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called 'Autoblog RR of the Day'. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!

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