The Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction

Lot : SP122
1939 Lincoln Zephyr V12 Convertible Coupe

Auctioned on Saturday, June 2, 2018

Not Sold at a High Bid of $117,500

  • Engine Displacement: 267
  • Transmission: Manual

The Lincoln Zephyr was world renowned for its iconic flowing body lines of the art-deco era and was conceived by Edsel Ford and designed by Eugene Turenne Gregoire. Extremely modern for its day, the Zephyr had a low raked windscreen and streamlined aerodynamic design which influenced the name Zephyr, which comes from the Greek word zephyrus, or god of the west wind. The car was named after the Burlington Silver Streak Zephyr, considered to be the first streamlined train which incidently ran at 100-110 mph. The Lincoln Zephyr’s V-12 engine was unique in its class with the Cadillac LaSalle having a V8 and the Packard having a straight 8. An unsubstantiated report states that there are less than 12 of these examples known to exist today, and whether this is 100% accurate or not, it is definitely safe to say that it is extremely rare, to say the least. This particular example, with beautiful paint, brightwork and stunning interior, has spent most of its life in Arizona and comes with the 267 cubic inch V-12 producing 110 horsepower, 3-speed manual transmission, external spot light, dual mirrors, fender skirts, new wide whitewall tires, canvas top, and new leather upholstery, door panels and carpeting. The 1939 Lincoln Zephyr V-12 Convertible Coupe . . . not only stunning and rare, but stunningly BEAUTIFUL!!!