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1937 Lincoln Zephyr

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The Lincoln Motor Company responded to a diminishing American luxury car market by introducing the streamlined Lincoln-Zephyr V-12 for 1936. In creating this car, Lincoln borrowed heavily on the technical and manufacturing expertise of its Ford Motor Company parent as well adapting several Ford V8 design concepts and numerous mechanical components.

After initially offering only two Zephyr body types for 1936, both sedan. Lincoln expanded the 1937 line-up to also include a coupe and town-limousine. This year's Zephyr was promoted as a car 'priced below its specifications.' The Zephyr was powered by a 267-cubic-inch L-head V-12 engine that was designed in the image of the Ford V8 and developed 110 horsepower.

The Ford influence was also seen in the car's employment of transverse-leaf front and rear springs. The Lincoln-Zephyr's single and major innovation was its one-piece welded all-steel body and frame construction (now known as 'unitized'), making it one of the first American cars to use the concept.

This particular example is the Model HB-730 six-passenger sedan, which was priced at $1,265, and had a production run of 23,159. It was found in northern Michigan, where it had languished in a barn for more than 30 years. The ground-up restoration, done by the owner, took 11 months to complete.

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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
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1937 Lincoln Zephyr
Sold for USD$62,700
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
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1937 Lincoln Zephyr
Sold for USD$66,000
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
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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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1937 Lincoln Zephyr Profiles

1937 Lincoln Zephyr vehicle information
Chassis #: H31734
1937 Lincoln Zephyr vehicle information
Coupe
Chassis #: H40716
1937 Lincoln Zephyr vehicle information
Coupe
Chassis #: HB7202212
1937 Lincoln Zephyr vehicle information
Coupe
Chassis #: H66822