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barn find 42 zephyr three window

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hot rodd kid, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. hot rodd kid
    Joined: Dec 25, 2011
    Posts: 5

    hot rodd kid
    from central nj

    i found a 42 zephyr 3 window. car is pretty much complete with very little rust. has a Cadillac v8. anyone know what something like this is worth?
  2. trad27
    Joined: Apr 22, 2009
    Posts: 1,108


    pictures might help...
  3. hot rodd kid
    Joined: Dec 25, 2011
    Posts: 5

    hot rodd kid
    from central nj

    i dont know how to upload pictures. the car is packed in so tight with other cars i only got up close pictures. its been there for 30+ years
  4. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,072

    scrap metal 48

    42's are not the best looking Zephyrs..

  5. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,217


    If what you say is true, anything in 4 figures has got to be a good deal.:rolleyes:
  6. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,682

    J'st Wandering

    I was thinking the same thing. I also did not know that 3 window's were made in '42. Are you sure on the year?
  7. They seem to respond well to a few custom treatments.

    If you want a custom taildrager with a big ass the zephyr is for you
  8. JJK
    Joined: Feb 9, 2005
    Posts: 867


    I'd take one,
  9. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,103


    Look like this?

    Attached Files:

  10. Kustom Komet
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 624

    Kustom Komet

    'Bout tree-fiddy.

  11. J'st Wandering
    Joined: Jan 28, 2004
    Posts: 1,682

    J'st Wandering

    I stand corrected. That sure looks like a 3 window. :)

    I like the look of the grille on the '41 and earlier better but the picture from the side that OoltewasSpeedShop posted looks nice.

  12. My guide lists a 3P coupe with a low end of $1500 and a high end of $37,500. Assuming you're describing a car that cleaned up you wouldn't be embarassed to show, $7500-$10,000 is probably in the right ballpark.
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 324


    1942? sounds fishy
  14. hot rodd kid
    Joined: Dec 25, 2011
    Posts: 5

    hot rodd kid
    from central nj

    it looks just like the one in the picture. i can probably get it for under ten. its a 50s custom. has a zebra headliner. im not a fan of the front end. few changes and could look a lot better
  15. other cars?....whose on the hook?
  16. 296 V8
    Joined: Sep 17, 2003
    Posts: 4,666

    296 V8
    from Nor~Cal

    Yeah of it in this alleged “barn” .... or it didnt happen
  17. still waitin for pic's......
  18. Well thats probably just enough information for Rikster to come up with an original photo of the car !!
  19. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,272

    Jalopy Joker

    hot rodd kid - search here for posting pics: help with posting
  20. I have no idea of actual value. I would have to get uo close and personal with it before I made an offer. If I tell you what I think it would be worth to me sight unseen everyone is going to laigh.

    I would like to have one just because it is a slight oddity. Is the cad 8 a flatty or a valve in head?
  21. If it truly is a '42 it is very rare as production was halted on February 10th due to the war. Only 253 were made and at one point only 5 were known to exist. The NADA guide is a joke on this car due to the rarity. One did sell at Barrett not long ago for north of $40k
  22. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,894


    Post pictures or tell me where is
  23. ChuckleHead_Al
    Joined: Mar 29, 2004
    Posts: 1,827


    No more talking let's see the pictures : )
  24. squigy
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 3,915

    from SO.FLO.

    Trade you my avatar for yours....Sheesh she is hot!
    Anyways yeah post up a pic of the find!!
  25. oldcarfart
    Joined: Apr 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,437


    R U sure it's a caddy engine? I remember a Lincoln in Waycross, Ga. many moons ago that had been converted to a flathead V-8 and a long shaft with pillow blocks, etc. on minature effiel (sp?) tower pedestals for fan. Had solid motor mounts to keep everything aligned. A real "Rube Goldberg" but shoulda, coulda, woulda bought it cheap (1978 time frame) but, did not.
  26. zephyrV12
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,010

    from pomona ca

    42 is the las year for 3 window coupes and zephys 46 are not zephyrs but peolpe still call them zephyrs, those are club coupes or sedans, try to get some pictures
  27. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 5,938


    There were 253 Club Coupes made for '42 model year, but the Club Coupes were five-window.

    There were 1,236 3P coupes built for '42 model year.

    (Source: Encyclopedia of American Cars, 1940-1980, page 249)

  28. Slag Kustom
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 4,312

    Slag Kustom

    if it is the same car im thinking of 12 grand could have bought it 3 or 4 years ago. guy has alot of neat old cars. they where putting a trans back in the car
  29. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,011

    Slick Willy

    For those having trouble with reading...




    Thats all hes got...hope you dont mind me posting hot rodd kid...
  30. HomemadeHardtop57
    Joined: Nov 15, 2007
    Posts: 4,203


    looks good from those pics

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