One of the great perks of owning a car company is that you can commission a brand new model for your vacation. The first Lincoln Continental was a one-off vehicle that had to be ready in time for company president Edsel Ford's 1939 spring vacation. The two-door sedan's elegant long hood covering the V12 engine, long front fenders, and short trunk made it such a hit that Ford could not keep the car to himself. The model went into production immediately, experiencing several facelifts until the last Lincoln Continental left the factory in 2002. The car's superb lines need virtually no trim, and the original Continental is often on lists of most beautiful vehicles ever made. If you have deep pockets, check out second-generation luxury Continentals. One of the most expensive cars at the time, they transported the rich and famous and still command a steep price. Classic Lincoln Continental convertibles from the 1960s are easy to recognize by their trademark back-opening rear doors. The 1964 Lincoln Continental is ideal if you want passengers to travel in comfort, with plenteous back seat legroom. You can find these automobiles on eBay in spectacular condition or in need of a little sprucing up with the right spare parts.