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Lot 154

2016   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2016

1940 Lincoln Zephyr Three-Window Coupe

SOLD $88,000

Estimate

$130,000 - $160,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

H95145

Car Highlights

Acclaimed Art Deco Design by Bob Gregorie
Rare, Factory-Correct Color Combination
Freshly Restored by Award-Winning Restoration Firm
Beautifully Presented, Ideal for Show or Tour
Superb Example of Lincoln’s Best-Selling Model

Technical Specs

292 CID L-Head V-12 Engine
Single Stromberg Carburetor
110 HP at 3,900 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Solid Front-Axle Suspension
Live Rear-Axle Suspension
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The Lincoln Zephyr, named for a Greek westerly wind, is invariably a delightful sight, but this one is especially glorious in its unusual and factory-correct Khaki Tan paint with sumptuous Tobacco leather interior. The Zephyr was designed in the mid-1930s by John Tjaarda and Eugene T. “Bob” Gregorie at the specific request of Edsel Ford, who hoped to breathe new life into the Lincoln brand. That effort succeeded. Following its debut at the New York Auto Show in 1936, the Zephyr soon became Lincoln’s best seller, as buyers were entranced by its curvaceous profile and splendid Art Deco details.

This excellent 1940 example was once owned by Charles “Chuck” Cochran, former president of the Airflow Club of America. Cochran kept it as his showc