LONDON — “I want Lincoln to be the car to be in when you go to collect your Oscar,” says an impassioned Gerry McGovern. “We want to put the glamour back into Lincoln. The vision for Lincoln has to be aspirational.” The design world reacted with disbelief when the youthful, longhaired Brummie was appointed design director at Lincoln, long considered the manufacturer of the quintessential American ‘Yank Tank.’ “America's most distinguished motorcar,” Lincoln advertisements trumpeted in the ...

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