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1936 Lincoln Zephyr
4-Door Sedan Street Rod

Model Year History Overview:

The 1936 Lincoln Zephyr was introduced as a high-volume product for the decade of Depression-driven austerity.  It was radical unit body designed along aircraft construction principles with a very slippery shape.  The Zephyr was initially slated to be powered by a modified Ford V-8 producing 100 hp, but a V-12 derived from the existing flathead engine was deemed the way to go.  The V-12 ended up a 267 cid developing the planned 100 hp.  The rest of the Zephyr’s drivetrain was also based on Ford V-8 components.  Like other Ford vehicles of the 1930’s, the Zephyr was very popular with street rodders and customizers, of which this is an outstanding example.

This super rare original all-steel uni-body was found in New Jersey in 2001.  Its transformation and restoration was started in 2002 and was ready for shows in the winter of 2003/04.

Total 1936 Lincoln Zephyr Car Production; 14,994
Original Base MSRP: $1,320.00

Stock Number C 145
About the Hot Rod Lincoln

   1936 Lincoln Zephyr 4-Door Street Rod:  Whoa Dude!  This 502 Big-Block is not what it's original owner, Dutch born designer John Tjaar, had in mind.  Or is it?  We know his inspiration was drawn from the aerodynamic trains that were capturing the Nation's imagination!  Have you ever seen the record-setting Burlington Zephyr that helped end the Steam Age?  If he had a 502 block at the time I'd bet John would have given it consideration.

   This Show Car is the extreme luxury, elegance and performance.  Judged at the 2004 Feresno Autorama as the "Outstanding Elegance Award" it won a huge trophy and a lot of talk.

   The original all steel uni-body is so slick that mirrors could become obsolete.  This super rare body was formed in New Jersey in 2001 and the chassis started in 2002.  By 2003 the car was finished and ready for the show season with the win in Fresno.  The paint is an eye-popping Confection House-of-Colors Marbleized paint job complete with Platinum Pin-Striping that extends completely into the equally smooth joor jamb bringing attention to detail that is spectacular. The paint, in fact was applied in layers and then draped in celophane.  Right before it hardenes, the saran-wrap like material is removed and after a bunch of repeat process steps and rubbing, the finish is mirror-like on top, extremely colorful throughout and textured in contrast at the base.  A true diametric.

   The custom interior is of equal quality as appears on the outside.  A custom Leather-Billet-Anadozied Aluminum interior with suple hide were treated to a spectular series of stitch details from flowing paint brushes extending along the door panels that are started with "Hot Rod Lincoln" and fuinished with the brush.  The rear seats are stitched with the word "Zephyr" and the seat entry bolsters also support Hot Rod Lincoln".  The headliner is custom (of course) with an Anodized Aluminum center and scalloped.  Vintage A/C, Dakota Digital Dash, Power Windows w/Remote, Flaming Stainless Steel Polished Steering Column, Anodized Aluminum & Leather Center Console with "Ride-Controls" and a whopping 1500 Watt Alpine CD Sound System.  Did we say "Ride-Controls"?

   Whether you Power-me-Up or Beam-me-Up, UP and DOWN you can go.  Beam-me-Up (or down) in this Hot Rod it goes so low, the previous owner says you can iron your shirts with it.  We're talking really low.  An "AIM Air Ride Suspension System" that's console controlled can slam it to the extreme and easily raise it to clear bumps that appear from nowhere.  Combine the Air-Ride with a Scott's Custom Front-End and custom built 9" rear differential with Chrome four-bar retaining the bags just right and you have action and looks.  Power-Me-Up is found under the custom engine cover.  With dual K&N Filters, Bilet Accessories, and a 502 Big-Block Chevy (that's 502 HORSEPOWER, NOT ci.) and your get-up-and-go is brought to you through a Turbo-Hydro 400 transmission. 

   Your ride rests on Intro-Mulholland 18's up front and 20's at the rear and talk about a Billet stop.  Wildwood Stainless Rotors and polished calipers. 

1936 Lincoln Zephyr
4-Door Sedan Street Rod
Hot Rod Lincoln

VIN Number:                      H 1936
Date of Manufacture:  N/A
Exterior Color:  Purple Metallic Candies & Marbleized Finish w/Platinum Pin Striping
Convertible Top:                  N/A
Interior Trim:  Gray Leather
Engine:                                  502 CID Big Block Chevrolet OHV V-8
502 Horsepower
Bore/Stroke: N/A
Dual K & N Air Filters
Transmission:  GM Turbo Hydramatic 400

  • Custom Leather-Billet-Anodized Aluminum Interior
  • Seat Back Centers Stitched with “ZEPHYR” Embroidery
  • Seat Entry Bolsters Sport “HOT ROD LINCOLN” Embroidery
  • Custom Headliner with Anodized Aluminum Center
  • Air Conditioner
  • Dakota Digital Dash
  • Power Disc Brakes w/WILDWOOD Stainless Rotors & Polished Calipers
  • Power Windows w/Remote
  • Flaming SS Polished Steering Column
  • Anodized Aluminum/Leather Console w/Ride Controls
  • Alpine 1500 Watt CD Sound System
  • INTRO-MULHOLLAND” Billet/Leather Steering Wheel; Matches “Intro” Wheels
  • Aim Air Ride System
  • Scott’s Custom Front-End
  • Custom Ford 9” Rear Differential w/Chrome Four Bar Air Bag Retainer
  • “INTRO-MULHOLLAND” Wheels-18” Front, 20” Rear
  • Dual Exhaust

Wheelbase:  122.0 inches
Length:  N/A
Weight:  3,349 LBS

Stock Number: C 145

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