1942 Lincoln Zephyr

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1942 Lincoln Zephyr vehicle information

Club Coupe
Coachwork: Budd of Philadelphia

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 ma....[continue reading]

1942 Lincoln Zephyr vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: HI30376

For 1942, Lincoln offered three different models, the Custom, Continental and Zephyr.....[continue reading]

Club Coupe by Budd of Philadelphia
 
Coupe
Chassis #: HI30376 

History

In 1936 Lincoln introduced the Zephyr, named and styled after the streamlined Burlington Zephyr express train. The train was an aerodynamic diesel powered streamliner that brought an end to the steam-engined trains and set many new speed-records. The Zephyr stayed in production until 1942 when it was discontinued to make way for the new Mercury line which was in a similar market segment. Since the Mercury's were derived from a Ford running gear and chassis they were cheaper to produce, Lincoln decided to cancel the Zephyr after only six years of production.
The styling was courteous of the Dutch-Born designer John Tjaarda of the Briggs Body Corporation, however, prior to production Ford's stylist Bob Gregorie restyled the front end. Under the hood was a Ford-derived V-12 that produced 110 horsepower, not enough to do justice to the Zephyr name and what it represented, but a modest amount to carry the vehicle where it was tasked to travel.

In 1936 around 15000 Zephyrs were constructed, nearly 80% of all Lincolns sold. Nearly 1500 were given coupe/sedan body-styles which were a two-door sedan configuration built on a chassis that could have accommodated four-doors.

In the year 2005, Lincoln reintroduced the Zephyr. To help create excitement at auto shows, Lincoln purchased a 1936 Zerphyr serial number H-5739, to tour with the modern Lincoln Zephyr.

Due to the onset of World War II, Lincoln switched to war-related production. Production resumed in 1946 and continued until 1948.


By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2006

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Lincoln Monthly Sales Volume

October 2018
7,574
September 2018
8,168
August 2018
8,945
July 2018
7,898
June 2018
9,534
May 2018
9,755
April 2018
8,518
March 2018
9,352
February 2018
6,700
January 2018
6,410
December 2017
10,619
November 2017
8,909
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