1940 Lincoln Continental
|Model History||Auction sales research||Specifications||Body styles and Chassis Data|
There is a 292 cubic-inch L-head engine that offers 120 horsepower. Upgrades include a cast-iron cylinder head to help prevent overheating, overdrive added to the three-speed transmission. It was added to all three gears, essentially giving the car six forward speeds. There is a modern 6-volt Optima battery built into the original Zephyr battery case.
It is believed that 60 cabriolets exist in modern times and half of those are in restored condition. This car is a full CCCA Classic.
In 2007 it was brought to the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, California and estimated to sell for $100,000 - $125,000 and offered without reserve. Those estimates proved accurate, as the lot was sold for $110,000 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2008
|Auction Sales Information|
|Auction||Gooding & Company|
|Gooding & Company||1938-1951|