1942 Lincoln Zephyr Continental Club Coupe SOLD

Wonderful Piece of American Motoring History

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With a body slung nearly seven inches lower than any other car in the Lincoln line at the time, the Continental was known for its long, sleek, rakish bodylines, unusually large luggage capacity, distinctive instrument panel, and glistening engine appearance. Powered by a silky-smooth V12, with power transmitted through a 3-speed transmission with overdrive, this car supplies fabulous, smooth, quiet performance. This car, shipped on January 15th 1942 was finished in its current color combination of Bristol blue with blue leather interior and was equipped at the factory with an in-dash radio, Firestone whitewall tires, chrome bands, and a vacuum antenna.

Having never been the subject of a complete restoration, the overall appearance of this car is that of an honest car with moderate patina. While there are no major paint issues with the car, there are several small use marks and some very light cracking from paint shrinkage, rather than from structural stress. The body is very straight with good gaps in most areas and no obvious repairs. The chrome is good, with selected areas of light pitting, but no major deterioration. All the original lenses and badges remain, and all are in good condition.

The interior of the Lincoln Zephyr Continental Club Coupe is an impressive sight with beautiful art deco styling that embodies the period during which this car was produced. Best described as wonderfully preserved, the interior in this example retains all the original knobs, switches, and gauges. The leather seats, door panels, and carpet upholstery have certainly been refinished over the years, and look accordingly nice. The headliner may be original and there have been many attempts to preserve it, but has now aged.

The car drives like a dream with smooth, quite performance. The engine pulls strongly with no smoke. The transmission is in good working order, is easy to shift, and does not seem to pop out of gear under deceleration. The brakes are effective and stop the car evenly, and the suspension is soft and compliant.

Having been thoughtfully preserved, this example will be a delight to own, and represents excellent value as a historic motor car. As part of a large collection, as a weekend driver, or as a show car, it is sure to be an impressive vehicle to see and to experience. With the car comes a massive accumulation of information for both this car and Continental in general, and a Reference book for 1942 Lincoln V12s.

Contact Information
Fantasy Junction (510) 653-7555 Emeryville CA

Reference Number 7102

as of 2/7/2007

Overview
Car 1942 Lincoln Zephyr Continental Club Coupe
VIN HI35I87 
Exterior / Interior Color      Blue /      Blue 
Mileage 45,103 miles 
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