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1942 Lincoln Zephyr

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In the early 1930s, Lincoln was facing stiff competition from the Cadillac LaSalle marque and the entry-level Packard. The Zephyr, priced between Fords and the Lincoln K, was introduced in 1935. Its stylish streamlined looks were complimented with many art deco touches both inside and out - the Zephyr was instantly popular.

1942 was a significant year for styling as well as engineering. All models were given longer, higher fenders, the front end sported a bolder grille, and headlamps were flanked by parking lights on either side. Under the hood, the Zephyr was given a new and more reliable 305 cubic-inch V-12 engine.

This example was shipped one month before the attack on Pearl Harbor, while the United States was practicing austerity.

Known as a 'Salesman's car,' or a car a company would buy for a sales representative, this example has what you need to get from point A to point B. It has no heater or radio, and sports vacuum wipers and manual windows, even though electric wipers and hydraulic or vacuum windows were options. Its restoration from 1,000 separate pieces began in 2004, and this Budd-bodied Lincoln-Zephyr Club Coupe is one of only four business coupes registered with the LZOC.

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1942 Lincoln Zephyr Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Lincoln Zephyr

(Data based on Model Year 1942 sales)
1942 Lincoln Zephyr 3-Window Coupe
Sold for USD$94,600
  2021 Mecum : Orlando
 
1942 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe
Chassis#: HI30376
Sold for USD$89,600
  2018 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction
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1942 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan
Sold for USD$20,000
  2016 Mecum : Dallas
 
1942 Lincoln - Zephyr Four-Door Sedan
Sold for USD$24,200
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1942 LINCOLN ZEPHYR 3-WINDOW COUPE
Sold for USD$44,000
  2006 Barrett-Jackson - Palm Beach 2006
 
1942 Lincoln Zephyr Limo
Sold for USD$51,800
  2005 Worldwide Auctions - Raleigh Classic 2005
 
1942 LINCOLN ZEPHYR V12
Chassis#: H131535
Sold for USD$18,000
  2004 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions - November 2004
 
1942 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan
Sold for USD$19,250
  2003 Carail Museum
 
1942 LINCOLN ZEPHYR TWO DOOR COUPE
Sold for USD$12,200
  2003 Kruse Auction - Tulsa, OK
 
1942 LINCOLN ZEPHYR 3-WINDOW COUPE
Sold for USD$32,450
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Lincoln Zephyrs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1942 Lincoln Zephyr's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1942 Lincoln Zephyr Sedan 2017 Mecum : Harrisburg$10,000  
1942 LINCOLN ZEPHYR 2013 Artcurial Automobiles Sur Les Champs 5   
1942 LINCOLN ZEPHYR SEDAN 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$16,000  

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1942 Lincoln Zephyr Profiles

1942 Lincoln Zephyr vehicle information
Club Coupe
Coachwork: Budd of Philadelphia
1942 Lincoln Zephyr vehicle information
Coupe
Chassis #: HI30376