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1937 Lincoln Zephyr

Chassis number : H40716

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Sold for $71,500 at 2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island.
Sold for $62,700 at 2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions.
This 1937 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was offered without reserve and estimated to sell between $75,000 - $125,000. The car is powered by a 267 cubic-inch L-Head twelve-cylinder engine capable of producing 110 horsepower. It has a three-speed synchromesh gearbox and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. The body rests atop a 122 inch wheelbase.

The Lincoln Zephyr was first introduced to the public at the New York Auto Show in 1936. Its elegant Art Deco styling and teardrop configuration was a highlight of the show. The front teardrop style gave the impression of the vehicle in motion, even at a stand-still. The rear fenders were nearly enclosed which aided in the vehicles aerodynamics. The teardrop style was applied to many aspects of the vehicle, including the front and rear fenders, grill emblem, and lights.

This was the first Ford Motor Company vehicle to utilize a unibody construction. The technique allowed for a reduction in the vehicles overall weight, while maintaining a great deal of rigidity. The power plant was based on the Ford flathead V8.

The exterior of this example is finished in black and has a burgundy interior. It is an older restoration and shows some signs of aging; yet it is still in excellent condition. At auction, this car found a new owner, selling for $71,500.

In 2008, this car was brought to the 2nd Annual Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $60,000 - $80,000. It was offered without reserve. Those estimates were proven accurate when bidding reached $62,700 including buyer's premium. The lot was sold.

The Lincoln Zephyr pioneered unitized construction and was the first Ford product to have an all-steel roof design. The Zephyr models were fitted with front and rear transverse leaf springs and a V12 engine that displaced 267 cubic-inches and produced 110 horsepower. The V12 engine was based on the existing V8 Ford architecture and benefited from the 'lessons learned' over the years. The Zephyr models were available as a four-door fastback sedan or as a two-door sedan coupe. For 1937, a three-passenger coupe and the limited production Town Limousine were added to the line-up. For 1936, nearly 15,000 examples of the Zephyr were produced and accounted for over 90 percent of Lincoln's total production. The 1937 models were mostly unchanged and production nearly doubled, with nearly 30,000 examples produced.

This 1937 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe is painted in black and wears an older restoration. There is red pin-striping, dual rearview mirrors, wind wings, wide whitewall tires, body-color artillery wheels, and chrome hubcaps.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2010

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2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $60,000-USD $80,000 
Sale Price :
USD $62,700

2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $75,000-USD $125,000 
Sale Price :
USD $71,500

1937 Lincoln Zephyr Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Lincoln Zephyr

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 LINCOLN ZEPHYR 3-WINDOW CUSTOM COUPE WONDER KANDY
Chassis#: H30748
Sold for USD$88,000
  2022 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1937 Lincoln-Zephyr Coupe
Chassis#: K 6205
Sold for USD$64,400
  2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
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1937 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe Sedan
Sold for USD$41,800
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1937 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe
Sold for USD$71,930
  2018 Bonhams : Den Hartogh Sale
 
1937 LINCOLN ZEPHYR TYPE 730 SEDAN
Chassis#: H19555
Sold for USD$22,645
  2018 Bonhams : Den Hartogh Sale
 
1937 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe
Chassis#: H36514
Sold for USD$85,800
  2017 Worldwide Auctioneers: Texas Classic Auction
 
1937 Lincoln Zephyr
Sold for USD$25,000
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1937 Lincoln-Zephyr Coupe
Chassis#: H 22236
Sold for USD$187,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey
 
1937 Lincoln Zephyr V-12 Limousine
Sold for USD$29,150
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1937 Lincoln-Zephyr Custom Coupe
Chassis#: H50501
Sold for USD$71,500
  2012 RM Auctions - The John Staluppi Collection
 
1937 Lincoln Zephyr
Sold for USD$23,500
  2012 Mecum Auctions - St. Paul, MN Auction
 
1937 Lincoln Zephyr 4-Door Sedan 267 CI, 3-Speed
Sold for USD$35,000
  2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic - Indianapolis
 
1937 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan
Sold for USD$16,500
  2012 Leake - San Antonio
 
1937 Lincoln Zephyr Custom Roadster
Chassis#: H20596
Sold for USD$69,300
  2011 Barrett Jackson-Las Vegas
 
1937 LINCOLN ZEPHYR
Sold for USD$67,500
  2010 Hollywood Car Auction - Palm Beach
 
1937 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan
Sold for USD$30,250
  2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction
 
1937 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan
Chassis#: H19724
Sold for USD$24,750
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1937 Lincoln Zephyr image  1937 Lincoln Zephyr image  
1937 Lincoln Zephyr
Sold for USD$62,700
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
1937 Lincoln Zephyr image  1937 Lincoln Zephyr image  
1937 Lincoln Zephyr
Sold for USD$66,000
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1937 Lincoln Zephyr image  1937 Lincoln Zephyr image  
1937 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan
Chassis#: H1972
Sold for USD$45,100
  2008 RM Auctions - The Astor Collection
 

Lincoln Zephyrs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1937 Lincoln Zephyr's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 Lincoln Zephyr 5.0L, Automatic 2013 Mecum Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic$45,000  
1937 Lincoln Zephyr 2013 Mecum : Indianapolis$45,000  
1937 Lincoln Zephyr Street Rod 4.6L, Automatic 2013 Mecum Houston, Tx   
1937 LINCOLN ZEPHYR 4 DOOR 2011 Auctions America Auburn Fall Auction$6,500$18,000$22,000
1937 Lincoln Zephyr Hot RodH505012010 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction   
1937 LINCOLN ZEPHYRH307482010 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$135,000  

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