1940 Lincoln Zepher



1940 was the first year of the Lincoln Continental. Edsel Ford studied the European luxury cars, returned to the states and directed the design and construction of a 1 off prototype of the Lincoln Continental in 1939. He took the prototype to his winter home in Florida where it created quite a sensation. Lincoln went into limited production of this car in 1940. There were less than 300 Lincoln Continental Convertibles produced in 1940. This car is one of them. Lincoln went to great length to put these cars into the hands of famous people including celebrities, sports figures, successful business people, etc. This car is a survivor. It runs quite well. It is equipped with an optional 2 speed Columbia rear axle. The leather is in excellent shape and appears to be original. The tires have good tread. The paint has heavy patina in some areas, has a good shine and looks great from 10 feet away. The car has free clear Michigan title. The car appears to be in good overall condition but will need work on the lights and windshield wipers. Has a rebuilt distributor, rebuilt coil, new spark plugs, new fuel pump, gas tank has been drained and appears clean; has had a grease job, oil change and filter. The brakes were cleansed and filled with silicone brake fluid. You could use this car as it is or give it a full restoration depending on your tastes and interest.

Condition: Used

Seller Notes:”Older paint showing patina/cracks in places/polished thin in places. Looks good from 10 feet. Right rear tail light lens – cracked. Convertible top has small defects where it was pinched between bows. Head lights and tail lights need attention. Runs good but tends to smoke, has been stored a long time – smoking may improve with some use.”

Year: 1940

Interior Color: Dark Red Leather

Make: Lincoln

Number of Cylinders: 12

Model: Continental

Transmission: Standard 3 speed – Columbia 2 speed

Trim: Chrome

Body Type: Convertible

Engine: V 12

Vehicle Title: Clear

Drive Type: Standard Shift Columbia 2 speed rear

Fuel Type: Gasoline – regular

Mileage: 83,336

Sub Model: Continental

Color: Dark Blue

Priced at $56,000.00