Monday, December 10, 2012

SIGNATURE MODELS 1/18 1939 LINCOLN ZEPHYR CONVERTIBLE


This is the 1939 version of the model first introduced in 1936 to help Lincoln recover from the effects of the Great Depression. Although still a luxury car, the Zephyr was priced at half that of Lincoln's previous K line. The model was based on a concept car designed by Dutch-born John Tjaarda and was named after the popular streamlined train run by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad. Although the Zephyr was built on a fairly routine chassis, it had a sophisticated 4.4-liter V-12 engine and a body that Edsel Ford himself insured was leading-edge enough to win praise from the European press and other automakers.Shop here

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