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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