We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, cars aren’t built how they use to be. After 74 years, this 1939 Lincoln-Zephyr V-12 Coupe is not just running and driving, but is even still wearing its original paint and trim. The seller claims it is all original and was discovered in an old barn. It has since been cleaned up and can now be found here on eBay.
The V-12 used in the Zephyr was derived from Ford’s Flathead V8 and was rated at 110 horsepower. This one is original and the seller claims it runs and drives nicely. The odometer currently reads just 24k miles, but unfortunately there isn’t any documentation to prove it. These early Zephyr V-12s are fragile and needed frequent maintenance so we hope the previous owners were diligent in their upkeep.
The interior looks complete and the seller claims it is also original. It may seem drab by today’s standards, but this was quite a luxurious cabin for the thirties. There is some wear and tear, but nothing like you would expect for a 73 year old classic.
The seller claims that the all the paint and chrome is original and unrestored. Both show some pitting and scratches, but no major dents or dings. The underside looks fantastic, but needs some cleaning and a service performed. The seller believes there are only 22 of these left, whether that’s the case or not we don’t know, but we do know this is one rare machine.