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Lincoln-Zephyr V-12 The Leader For 1939

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The Lincoln-Zephyr was introduced in Nov 1935, as the 1936 model, and continued production until early 1942 with the outbreak of the war.

2-door coupe

The mid-size luxury car was designed by John Tjaarda who was facinated with modern monoc airplane design. His work resulted in a relatively light and rigid unibody design with a very low drag coefficient.

4-door sedan

The Zephyr came in five body styles: 2- and 4-door sedans, 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible coupe and 4-door convertible sedan.

2-door convertible coupe

The Zephyr moniker was dropped after the war but was resurrected in 2006 for a single year only.

Zephyr Ad

This Lincoln-Zephyr V12 ad reads, "With power a-plenty to go gently,..."

Broadmoor ashtray

Finally our Broadmoor Pottery ashtray must have been one of the last pieces made at the Denver operation. The company went out of business in the spring of 1939.

"Lincoln Zephyr V-12 The Leader For 1939"

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