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- Seller: streetsideatl
- Phone: 877-367-1835
This 1940 Lincoln Zephyr is a great place to start when creating a custom street machine. After all, it has a distinctive premium look up front, and then the full body gives you a one-of-a-kind coupe style. And when you add in solid small block V8 power and a loaded A/C interior, you get true distinction in a truly awesome custom.
It's hard to describe this car as anything but a restomod because Lincoln never gave you anything like this in 1940. This is a custom coupe body said to be inspired by the kind of unique street machine that may have come from George Barris or Ed Roth. The red and black are a great color combo with a quality shine to show off the custom curves. It has quite a good finish quality for a custom car where the full-length trim highlights how well the panels fit and separates the two-tone. This has some of the right hot rod touches like the sleek deleted badging, silver-painted bumpers, and the frenched license plate. And we love the style of the steel wheels painted to match the red and given bright trim rings. But while this is a true custom, it also keeps some terrific details of the classic Lincolns of the era. The headlight bezels and butterfly are correct for 1940, and the grille has plenty of first-gen Continental style. The push-button door handles and wraparound tail light trim were some of the hallmarks of the immediate post-war era. And the design of the custom trunk reminds us of the Continental Club Coupe. So it's a true custom car, but you also get to see how it respects its history. In fact, while the inspiration was the custom cars coming out of the 1950s, we'd almost say this is the spiritual forefather to later cars like the Lincoln Continental MkIII and MkIV. After all, it has the same extra-long proportions that owned the road, and the interior is just as luxurious, too.
The interior has a great classic attitude with the seats and door panels done in a classic tuck and roll pattern. And as you look closer, you can see the attention to detail with the red contrast stitching. It's a feeling of quality you see throughout the interior. While the car is inspired by classic ideas, you also know it's a modern build by its long list of amenities. It includes power windows, an armrest center console, cup holders, and cold-blowing air conditioning. And of course, a car like this was made to be a great cruiser. That's why you have plenty of great driver's upgrades. It starts with the front bucket seats that have modern bolstering for all-day comfort. There are retro-cool pieces, like the Lokar-style shifter, well-integrated AutoMeter aux readouts, a banjo-style steering wheel on a tilt column, and a horizon tach. But that art deco factory speedo is still dominating the driver's side of the dash to remind you that this is a true classic.
Under the hood is the right upgrade for a car that wants to be both a custom classic and a true cruiser. The 350 cubic-inch V8 looks nice with the bold block and all the polished components nestled within the dark and tidy engine bay. It's built for added pep with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, an upgraded intake, and headers feeding the dual exhaust. It has the right supporting pieces for a true cruiser, like an HEI distributor and an aluminum radiator with electric fan. This Lincoln still rides on its classic chassis for an authentic vintage car experience. But because "cruiser" has been such a buzzword for this one, you also know they made the right additions for a solid driver. You have a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, front discs, and modern touring tires.
This is a full custom classic that was built to take you comfortably in style. You often only get one chance at a one-of-a-kind so don't miss this deal. Call today!!!