The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 114
1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Club Coupe
$39,050 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
120 hp, 292 cu. in. L-head twelve-cylinder engine with aluminum alloy heads and cast steel pistons, downdraft Stromberg carburetor, three-speed manual transmission with synchromesh, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 125 in.
Larger and more powerful than the previous year, the 1940 Zephyr coupe featured a larger glass area and one-piece rear window, front window vents, and sculptured bodywork in place of running boards. This gorgeous coupe was restored about a decade ago and proceeded to win first place in several judged events. Significant recognition includes Junior and Senior status with the Lincoln Zephyr Owners Club and a First in the Emeritus Class from the Lincoln Continental Owners Club. This car was also featured in Continental magazine, issue number 264. It has since been driven and shows only moderate patina. The doors and panels have a very good fit on a nicely prepped body, while the paint shows signs of age and use. All of the original Ford glass, sans the doors, is original. The trunk area is also complete, with a spare, jack, and tool set. Overall, the car remains well-restored with minimal attention required. One of Ford’s prettiest designs, the Zephyr is a highly prized item in any collecting circle.