1942 Lincoln Continental
Car for sale by Park Place LTD in Bellevue, Washington 98005
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1942 Lincoln Continental
This is more than a beautiful car. The dashboard is pure 1940s glamour trimmed in proper gold accents that gleam in elegant compliment to both the exterior and the interior. Being a very prestigious car in its day it is extremely well-equipped. The restoration has been done to show-driver standards and it has seen regular use since the restoration was completed. This pre-war Lincoln Continental Coupe will draw attention wherever it goes.
The Lincoln Continental began life as a personal vehicle for Ford Motor Company President Edsel Ford. The story has been told many times that the younger Ford returned from a European trip struck with the coachwork he observed travelling on the Continent. Ford tasked Bob Gregorie to create a custom coachbuilt automobile on a Lincoln Zephyr chassis with the clean unadorned lines and minimal chrome trim of the European cars he admired. The first Lincoln Continental prototype was shipped to Florida in March 1939 where Edsel Ford and his family wintered at Hobe Sound near Palm Beach.
The extensively revised 1942 Lincoln Continental shared the Zephyrs new styling format that was distinguished by a lower ride height and squared off fenders as well as the Zephyrs wider two-piece grille. To focus on the styling of the car, the chrome trim on the car was largely restricted to the grille; instead of door handles, pushbuttons opened the doors. Engine size increased to 306 c.i. with 130 horsepower. It was fitted with front and rear transverse leaf springs and hydraulic drum brakes. Like all of the auto industry, 1942 Lincoln production was cut short following the entry of the United States into World War II; the attack on Pearl Harbor led to the suspension of production of automobiles for civilian use. A total of only 1,236 1942 Lincolns were made.
For the 1942 model year, all Lincoln models were given squared-up fenders, and a revised grille. The result was a boxier, somewhat heavier look in keeping with then-current design trends, but perhaps less graceful in retrospect. 1942 production was shortened, following the entry of the United States into World War II; the attack on Pearl Harbor led to the suspension of production of automobiles for civilian use.
For more information or to discuss delivery arrangements for adding this rare and desirable 1942 Lincoln Continental Coupe to your collection, or any of our 50+ classic and collectible cars always in stock, please contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales consultants or always feel free to drop by our Bellevue, WA Park Place Ltd campus - where we have over 40,000 sq ft of indoor showrooms filled with the finest cars. As part of the Park Place Motor Group family, which includes Park Place Aston Martin and Lotus of Bellevue, we always have 200+ High-Performance, Luxury, Exotic, Sports, and Special Interest Cars always in our inventory. With 200+ Always On Site, Nobody Has What We Have!
1942 Lincoln Continental Specifications
Classic Car ID100904775
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Custom Exterior ColorN/A