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Lot S551 – Biloxi Fall, 2021 Auction


This is an ARCHIVE listing, this car ran at our Biloxi Fall, 2021 Auction


Lot S551 – 1940 LINCOLN ZEPHYR


  • Year: 1940
  • Make: LINCOLN
  • Model:ZEPHYR
  • Status: N/A
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Body:CONVERTIBLE
  • VIN:
  • Exterior: BLACK
  • Interior: N/A
  • Transmission: 3-SPEED MANUAL
  • Cylinder: V12
INTRODUCED FOR 1936, THE LINCOLN ZEPHYR WAS INTENDED TO BE A LOWER PRICED LUXURY CAR TO BRING MORE PEOPLE TO INTO THE LINCOLN FOLD.
THE ZEPHYR ACCOMPLISHED THIS BY NOT ONLY BY PRICE BUT BY BEING A GOOD LOOKING, WELL-BUILT CAR.
THIS HANDSOME EXAMPLE IS ALSO A CONVERTIBLE, WHICH ONLY MAKE ITS DESIRABILITY THAT MUCH HIGHER.
REPORTEDLY ONLY 350 OF THESE HAND BUILT 1940 LINCOLN ZEPHYR V12 CONTINENTAL CONVERTIBLE MODELS WERE BUILT WITH VERY FEW STILL KNOWN TO EXIST ACCORDING TO THE LINCOLN ZEPHYR OWNERS CLUB.
IT WAS SEEN AS THE FIRST SUCCESSFULLY DESIGNED STREAMLINED CAR AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.
AND WAS POWERED BY A WATER COOLED V12 ENGINE ON A 125" WHEELBASE.
THE V12 ENGINE MATED TO ITS ORIGINAL AND VERY RARE COLUMN SHIFT 3 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION WITH COLUMBIA OVERDRIVE WHICH FEATURED SYNCHRONIZED SECOND AND THIRD GEARS.
THIS PARTICULAR EXAMPLE WAS BEAUTIFULLY AND PAINSTAKINGLY RESTORED WITH NO EXPENSE SPARED SOME YEARS AGO PRIOR TO BEING ACQUIRED BY ITS LONG TIME COLLECTOR OWNER IN ITS 'MIDNIGHT BLACK' COLOR WHICH IS STUNNINGLY STRIKING ALONG WITH ITS WHITE WALL TIRES AND ZEPHYR WHEELS.
THE 'BURGUNDY/MAROON' LEATHER INTERIOR WITH WOOL CARPETS HAS ALSO BEEN FAITHFULLY REUPHOLSTERED AND IS IN ABSOLUTELY EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION THROUGHOUT AND THE CORRECT FACTORY CANVAS POWER BLACK TOP IS ALSO IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION.
THERE CAN ONLY BE VERY FEW DRIVEN MILES ON THE CAR SINCE ITS UNIBODY (BODY WELDED TO THE FRAME) COSMETIC AND MECHANICAL RESTORATION.
THIS IS A CAR THAT RETAINS ALL OF ITS ORIGINAL BODY PANELS INCLUDING FLOORS, ROCKERS, AND TRUNK WITH VERY STRAIGHT PANELS.
THAT FACTOR IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ON A UNIBODY DESIGNED CAR SUCH AS THIS.
COMPLETELY RESTORED FROM THE GROUND UP MECHANICALLY, COSMETICALLY, AND CORRECTLY.
ALL THE CHROME HAS BEEN RE-PLATED TO SHOW QUALITY INCLUDING TOP BOWS, SEAT HARDWARE, ETC.
GOLD TONE GAUGE CLUSTER ALSO FULLY RESTORED.
THE FLOOR BOARDS, TRUNK AND ALL THE TYPICAL RUST-PRONE AREAS ARE COMPLETELY SOLID.

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