- Lincoln's low priced offering introduced to compete with Cadillac’s LaSalle.

- One of the first successful streamlined cars introduced after the Chrysler Airflow.

- First Ford produced vehicle to feature unibody construction.











Designed by John Tjaarda, the Lincoln Zephyr was introduced in 1936 as a lower-priced Lincoln to compete with Cadillac’s LaSalle. It was named and styled after the streamlined Burlington Zephyr express train. The car had a low raked windscreen, integrated fenders, and a teardrop design and was an immediate success. It was the first Ford Motor Company car to utilize a unibody construction. This technique allowed for a reduction in overall weight, while maintaining a great deal of rigidity. The Ford influence could also be seen in its use of transverse-leaf front and rear springs. The engine was a 267 ci L-head V-12 that produced 110 hp. This power plant was connected by a three-speed manual transmission. They were produced from 1936 until the beginning of World War 2 in 1942.  In 1937 the Zephyr was available in three body styles; a two-door sedan, a four-door sedan and a three-window coupe.  There were 23,159 of the four-door sedans built in 1937, at a cost of $1,265.

1937 Lincoln Zephyr


Year: 1937

Make: Lincoln

Mode: Zephyr

Style: 4-Door Sedan

Serial No: H29590

Color: Grey

Engine Size: 267 cid

Engine Cylinders: V-12

Engine BHP: 110 BHP

Transmission: Manual 3-Speed

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