Recognize “Full Classic” by CCCA
Limited Production with Unique Styling
Custom Bodywork for the Factory
The Model –Edsel B. Ford hit a homerun with the release of the Lincoln Zephyr, a V12 power line of aerodynamically beautifully styled cars that reflected the ultimate in Art-Deco design. For 1939, the young Mr. Ford hit another home run with the release of the medium priced Mercury line of V8 powered cars. But he wasn’t finished and he turned his eyes to Europe for his next creation, the Continental. Based on the popular Zephyr, these limited edition cars featured hand-crafted bodies that were channeled and refined. When released they were considered instant classics by the media and automotive enthusiasts. The original Continental styling last for just 1940 and 1941, with 1942 slated to receive new styling and a more powerful engine. Unfortunately, world events nipped the face-lifted Continental’s production year with just 336 units produced, of which only 200 were the stylish coupes.
The Car – Treated to what appears to be a full professional restoration, this Burgundy beauty is a stunning automobile to admire. As the mighty V12 engine, adorned with all aluminum heads, roars to life, the transmission slips into first gear and a fun ride lies ahead. The interior is fitted with a full assortment of gauges that monitor oil, electrical systems, fuel and engine temperatures. In the center is the original 1942 era radio as well as a clock and speedometer, both with large readable faces. Under the hood, the engine looks show-car ready finished in proper colors and with the right components, including those Continental exclusive aluminum heads. With just a push of the buttons on the outside, the doors pop open and invite you inside. The interior has been finished in a rich tan wool broadcloth and yes, the hydraulically operated power-windows do work. Very rare by production, even rarer by survival, and a true classic from the start, do not miss this 1942 Lincoln Continental.