1937 Lincoln Zephyr Hot Rod Custom Tail Dragger Project. Super clean

Price: - Item location: Conyers, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Zephyr
  • SubModel: Zephyr
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Zephyr
  • Year: 1937
  • Mileage: 999,999
  • VIN: 1234567
  • Number of cylinders: 12
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1937 Lincoln Zephyr Zephyr

I am listing this for a friend and I really do not like the terms barn find or survivor because they have been used to death, but what else can you call this. It is a true Barn Find Survivor.
Owner is open to offers . Please contact me for any info needed.
This car is the cleanest and most rust free 1937 Lincoln Zephyr that you will find. It is believed to be complete except for the engine, trans and wheels. The engine and trans are available if needed but not part of this auction.
Car is in GA and comes with a bill of sale only. Car does have an open title but since GA does not require titles on cars this old, we are not sure that it is valid. Either way it comes with the car. Car has been blasted and covered with etching undercoat to prevent rust during the build. Comes with all new rubber for doors, trunk etcAll garnish moldingswindshield framesteering column and wheelSeats New vulcanized running boardsHas 1939 Lincoln Hydraulic brakes
Here is a link to some video and pictures of when it was removed from the barnhttps://m.facebook.com/1937-Lincoln-Zephyr-Barn-Find-Restoration-692540954234551/

Below is some info from Wikipedia

TheLincoln-Zephyrwas the lower-priced line ofmid-sizeLincolnluxury carsfrom 1936 until 1940. The Lincoln-Zephyr andMercury, introduced in 1939, bridged the wide gap between Ford's V-8 De Luxe line and the exclusiveLincoln K-seriescars. This served a purpose similar toCadillac's smallerLaSalle"companion car", theChrysler Airstream, andPackard's entry levelPackard One-Twenty.


Lincoln-Zephyr V-12 four-door sedan (1938)







Lincoln Assembly,Detroit, Michigan

Body and chassis


Mid-sizeluxury car


4-doorconvertible sedan
2-doorconvertible coupe


Lincoln Continental



267cuin (4.4L)flat-head110hp (82kW)V12[1][2]





122–125in (3,099–3,175mm)[2]


202.5–210in (5,144–5,334mm)[2]


69in (1,753mm)[2]



Lincoln Continental Mark series

The car was conceived byEdsel Ford[3]and designed byEugene Turenne Gregorie. TheZephyr's V-12 enginewas unique in its class, with the LaSalle having a V8 and the Chrysler and Packard straight 8s.

Contents OverviewEdit

Introduced on November 2, 1935,[3]as a 1936 model, the Lincoln-Zephyr was extremely modern with a low raked windscreen, integrated fenders, andstreamlinedaerodynamic design, which influenced the name "zephyr", derived from theGreekwordzephyrus, or the god of thewest wind. It was one of the first successful streamlined cars after theChrysler Airflow's market resistance. In fact, the Lincoln-Zephyr actually had a lower coefficient of drag than the Airflow, due in part to theprow-like front grille on the Zephyr, reflecting the popularity of leisurespeedboatslikeChris-Craft. The Lincoln-Zephyr succeeded in reigniting sales at Lincoln dealerships in the late 1930s, and from 1941 model year, all Lincolns were Zephyr-based[4]and the Lincoln-Zephyr marque was phased out. Annual production for any year model was not large, but accounted for a large portion of the Lincoln brand's sales. In its first year, 15,000 were sold, accounting for 80% of Lincoln's total sales.

Production of all American cars halted in 1942 as the country enteredWorld War II, with Lincoln producing the last Lincoln Zephyr on February 10.[5]After the war, most makers restarted production of their prewar lines, and Lincoln was no exception. The Zephyr name, however, was no longer used after 1942, with the cars simply called Lincolns.

The idea of a smaller and more modern luxury car to fill the gap in Lincoln's traditional lineup was revisited in the 1950Lincoln Lido(The Lido was the same size as other two-door Lincolns, though[6]), 1977Lincoln Versailles, 1982Continental, and 2000Lincoln LS. The Zephyr name was resurrected in 2006 for the car's spiritual successor, theZephyr, which was quickly renamed the MKZ for 2007.

Lincoln-Zephyr V-12 coupe 1937

The following were the Zephyr models for 1936 to 1940:

  • Lincoln-Zephyr V-12 (1936–1940)

    • For 1936, available as two-door sedan or four-door sedan, a locking glove box was standard.[7]Radio was optional. The turning radius was 22 feet (6.7m).[8]For 1937 the 2-door Sedan was renamed Coupe-Sedan, a Coupe (3-Window) was added along with a formal Town-Limousine. For 1938 a Convertible Coupe and a Convertible Sedan was added. For 1940 the Coupe-Sedan was replaced by the Club Coupe, the Convertible Sedan was discontinued. Trunk space was increased in 1940.[9]

  • Lincoln-Zephyr Continental (1940) was the first time the name Continental appeared on a car from Lincoln, as a model under Lincoln-Zephyr rather than a separate model. They were partially hand-built since dies for machine-pressing were not constructed until 1941. Production started on December 13, 1939, with the Continental Cabriolet, from June 1940 also available as Continental Club Coupe. Just 350 Cabriolets and 54 Club Coupes were built.[10]

When the last Lincoln V-12 (Model K) had been delivered on January 24, 1940,[11]the Lincoln Motor Company was soon to be transformed into Lincoln Division, effective on May 1, 1940,[12]and for 1941 model year the Lincoln-Zephyr was no longer a separate marque. All 1941 models were Lincolns and the Zephyr-basedLincoln Customreplaced both the large Lincoln K-series cars and the Lincoln-Zephyr Town-Limousine. It also had full instrumentation.

When Lincoln resumed production afterWorld War IIthe Zephyr name was dropped[16]and the cars sold without a proper model name, known just by their body styles - Sedan, Club Coupe, or Convertible Coupe - during the 1946-1948 model years.[17]For identification purposes, they are typically referred to as theH-Series, while the approach of offering a luxuriously equipped vehicle in a smaller size was ceded to the all-newMercuryin 1938.


Lincoln-Zephyr V12 engine

The Zephyr was designed byJohn Tjaarda(1897–1962), who was fascinated with airplanes, resulting inunibodyconstruction[citation needed]relatively light and rigid for its size and adrag coefficientof 0.45. Weight was 3,350lb (1,520kg).

The Zephyr was powered by a small 75°V12 engine[2]developed from Ford'sFlatheadV8and unrelated to the larger K-seriesLincoln V12 engines. The valve-in-block flathead engine was quite compact, allowing a low hood. But like the V8 Fords of the era, the Zephyr V12 often suffered from hot spots due to exhaust passages through the cylinder block. In addition, the earliest Zephyrs suffered from poor oil pressure, resulting in upgrades to the oil pump.

The 1936 to 1939 models were 267in³ (4.4L) with hydraulic lifters added in 1938. The 1940 and 1941 cars used an enlarged 292-in³ (4.8-L) engine, while 1942 and early 1946 models used a 306-in³ (5.0-L), but lower compression ratio because of the iron heads. Late 1946 to 1948 Lincolns based on the Zephyr used a 292-in³ engine.

The original engine had 110hp (82kW) and gave the car a top speed of 90 miles per hour (140km/h). Suspension was Henry Ford-era transverse springs front and rear, with dead axle front and torque tube rear, already quite outdated when the car was introduced.[citation needed]Brakes were cable-activated for 1936 to 1938; 1939 and onwards were hydraulic. The Zephyr was the first Ford product to have an all-steel roof, except the late 1931 Model