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Posted By: Dick Johnson
Posted On: Monday May 13, 2019 at 10:17 AM
 
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1939 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe V-12


The Lincoln Zephyr was the lower-priced line of mid-size luxury cars in the Lincoln line from 1936 until 1940. The Zephyr was similar to Cadillac's smaller LaSalle "companion car", the Chrysler Airstream, and Packard's smallest offering, the Packard One-Twenty.
The car was conceived by Edsel Ford and designed by Eugene Turenne Gregorie. The Zephyr was unique in this class having a V-12, while the LaSalle had a V-8 engine, and the Chrysler and Packard had straight 8 engines.

The Lincoln Zephyr wowed auto enthusiasts with its Art Deco era smooth slanting rear design. Zephyrs were thought to be extremely modern with a low raked windscreen, integrated fenders with full integrated skirts to hide the wheel well, and aerodynamic design.
The Zephyr was Lincoln's first big hit and its first successful smaller and fashionable car.
Only 800 of the Three-Window Coupes were ever produced and there may be as few as 30 remaining.






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1939 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe V-12 by Dick Johnson #42261
This is a gorgeous design; well ahead of its time. Surprised so few were made! (EOM) by Jack Dodds #42261.1
When I was a boy in the 50's, a light blue Zephyr coupe like these by David Holcombe #42261.2
Beautiful but they had it backwards, Short hood compared to the long trunk; Pony cars long hoods by Bruce Parsons #42261.2.1
That configuration caught me by surprise at first because the trunk lid looks by Bruce Gibbins #42261.2.1.1
What a great look! (EOM) by John Bono #42261.3




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