Lincoln executives hope Neil Young will remember ... never talk about the brand's future product plans.
In an appearance on CNBC's "Mad Money with Jim Cramer" in October, Young may have inadvertently leaked plans for a return of the Lincoln Continental. The comment was little-noted by the auto press until last week, when several bloggers discovered the video.
They got out the needle for the legendary Canadian rocker for his stumbling CNBC appearance, but was there really any damage done to Lincoln?
Young has started a company that makes an iPod-like device called Pono that he says plays music the way musicians want it to be heard.
Cramer asked Young, a car enthusiast, whether the Pono player can be used in a car. And that's when things got interesting:
Young: "We're working with, uh, with, uh, uh, the, I think it is Harman, with, uh, with the Lincoln Continental for 19, er, for, uh, 19 ... ha, that's funny. See how old I am? We're working for a, a 2016 release ... with Pono already built in."
The Continental name hasn't been used since the early 2000s. So did Young spill the beans about a comeback?
Lincoln spokesman Stephane Cesareo would not comment on the brand's product plans, including a possible return of the Continental nameplate.