Lincoln Zephyr Custom Coupe
The Lincoln-Zephyr arrived just in time. Its parent company, Lincoln, was facing almost certain demise in the early-1930s; in 1935, just 1,411 cars were sold. The popularly-priced Zephyr, a derivation of designer John Tjaarda’s “Sterkenberg” studies, promptly added 14,000 to the marque total for 1936, and nearly twice that many in 1937. New that year was a curvaceous three-passenger, three-window coupe, which immediately stole the show from its larger sibling, the fastback coupe sedan. Nearly 5,200 were built.
450 bhp, 502 cu. in. OHV V-8 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 122.0 in.
Part of the RM Auctions event for John Staluppi in December, 2012.
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Teddy Pieper