The upcoming Sam Pack collection sale from RM Auctions in Dallas is shaping up to be a big mover and shaker in the world of American classics.
As a follow-up to the cool Lincoln concept cars article, here is perhaps the most stunning Lincoln in years: a 1939 custom Zephyr Coupe. The waterfall grille design shown here is perhaps the best-known Lincoln design theme aside from the 1961 Lincoln Continental of JFK fame.
The fact that modern Lincolns wear this aesthetic is no coincidence.
A ground-up restoration and customization sees the original engine replaced by a 6.0-liter V12 pushing 600-horsepower, This Cosworth engine is similar in size and scale to the Aston Martin V12 — surely providing power and burn-outs that no Deuce coupe could ever match.
The style of the Zephyr is greatly enhanced by Pack’s ultra-low conversion and impeccable exterior finishes. Inside, things are far more original — making this the ultimate in rest0-modded pre-war Americana.
1939 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe
RM Auctions Sam Pack Collection
14 – 15 November 2014
Lot 172 – 1939 Lincoln-Zephyr Coupe Custom
To be auctioned on Saturday, November 15, 2014
$175,000 – $225,000
- Chassis no. H-75869
600 bhp, 5,935 cc DOHC Cosworth V-12 engine, four-speed overdrive Hydra-Matic transmission, independent front suspension, live rear axle with air springs, and four-wheel power disc brakes. Wheelbase: 125 in.
- Lovely Lincoln-Zephyr Custom
- Potent 600-brake horsepower Cosworth V-12 engine
- Technological tour de force
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