1937 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan series HB The Lincoln Zephyr design project actually started in 1934, it reached production in 1936. It was named after the famous streamlined express diesel locomotive, the “Burlington Zephyr”. This car represents the first revision of the original idea, with modified grille and side louvers, gracefully V-shaped bumpers and a completely new dash, with centrally placed instruments, enabling the car to be built in both right and left-hand drive. The large speedometer was mounted ahead of the gearshift on a console that extended to the floor and held the radio speaker and heating duct. This one is a low mileage 1937 75 degree V12, 4.4 litre flathead with hydraulic lifters fed by a Stromberg downdraft carburetor in original condition with under 49,000 miles. It runs nicely and starts easily having just been refurbished with a new battery - spark plugs and condensers. There is no undue engine smoke and there are no oil leaks, under the bonnet is very clean and all original including the under bonnet twin air horns. All the running gear is in good order and it drives well for a car of its' time with original transverse leaf springs and drum brakes all round. It is a 3 speed manual and has a cabin heater, the only thing that doesn't work is the clock ! It is the more popular 6 seater Sedan version with the original grey cloth interior and grey carpets all of which are in excellent condition. The body work has had a sympathetic respray many years ago and it looks great with no damage - rot or rust. All the panels and fit are straight and the paintwork has a good shine. It has the original coloured matched wheels with coloured matched & chromed hub caps and white wall period tyres which are in excellent condition. There is a spare tyre and original carrier in the boot with the original jack. The engine was developed by adding four cylinders to Ford’s landmark tried & tested flathead V8, creating an innovative 75-degree V-12 engine . With 267 cubic inches displacement and 110 horsepower, it was a power plant that was reliable, and continued the V-12 tradition of Lincoln's famed Model K super-luxury series. - Quick Specs - · Make Lincoln · Model Zephyr · Year 1937 · Engine 4.4L V12 · MPG 17-20 · HP 110 First year sales were 15,528, and this almost doubled to 29,997 in 1937 but there are few left today and very low numbers in the UK. This 6 seater sedan represents the most popular variant of which, 23,159 were built and they were sold at $1,265. The Zephyr was the first Ford product to offer unit welded body construction and a steel roof, making the cars lighter & stronger and four years later it would give birth to Edsel Ford’s famed Lincoln Continental. Most of the production models were four-door sedans like this 1937 Lincoln Zephyr which incorporates one of the Zephyr's best known features, the centre stack containing the speedometer and gauges. Summary; This is a very good example that has had a sympathetic re-spray with good paint, but that still has original chrome and interior. It is finished in maroon with red pinstripe and has grey cloth upholstery to the bench seats, wool carpets and grey interior trim and featuring wood grain window mouldings, rear fender skirts that accent the Zephyr's aerodynamic design, body colour wheels with hubcaps, trim rings and wide whitewall tires. It is a good runner that has had easy use for many years as a wedding car with regular servicing & maintenance. It looks almost as good underneath as it does on top and vividly illustrates why the Lincoln Zephyr was such a successful model for Ford and continues to intrigue collectors who appreciate design, style and refinement. There is a lot of history & previous MOT's etc that prove the low mileage.
|Make||British Classic Cars|
|Category||British Classic Cars, Classic Cars, Lincoln|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
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