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Look what was at the used car lot !!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Big Somoan, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Big Somoan
    Joined: Aug 3, 2007
    Posts: 122

    Big Somoan

    This used car lot here in Columbus has this sitting on it a 1940 Lincoln Zepher V-12 coupe, it has Maine plates on it. The body looks rough but its all there, I could not get the hood open but I could get a peak of the V-12 through the grill. They are going to put it in HEMMINGS for $10 grand. Imagine this as a taildragger..
  2. That's pretty cool! The body doesn't look THAT bad! I've seen worse...
  3. Kustom7777
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,173

    from Austin, TX

    one of the all time great designs in my opinion,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  4. Newbomb Turk
    Joined: Feb 27, 2009
    Posts: 615

    Newbomb Turk

    Good grief that thing has some sexy lines!!
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  5. Throttlehead250
    Joined: Aug 29, 2008
    Posts: 165

    from Houston TX

    i wonder what the original guy traded it in on!
  6. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,860

    Retro Jim

    Won't last long at that price either ! Body has some rough edges but if you were in Maine that many winters , you would look like that too ! Those long , sweeping tail sections is what makes that car !
    Would look super kool at about 3" off the ground going down the road !
  7. 59mercsled
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 161


    would be a bad ass dragger but ten g's is a little much in my book. but it is a used car lot after all what elts should i expect
  8. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,073

    Jalopy Joker

    Wow, never know what you find by chance. The body looks pretty scary to me with all of the rust through. Wonder what is hidden under paint job? Just fill it all in with a few hundred pounds of bondo and that will make it into a real tail dragger.
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,725


    wow. our car lots are packed full of SUV's and trucks noone wanted when gas prices peaked. i guess a thristy v12 is the same as a suburban when it hits the pumps.

    badass find...but like a drunk chick at last call you really should have a good idea whats under that first layer before you try and seal a deal.
  10. 1929rats
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 598


    Good thing that car isnt in a 250 mile radius of me, I'd be on my way over to spend 10 g's I dont have......
  11. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,460


    10K actually seems pretty cheap for that car, those Lincolns don't come cheap, and this one has all of it's trim and parts. It needs some metal work, sure, but this car isn't even close to what I call "rusty".
  12. eeluddy
    Joined: Feb 7, 2008
    Posts: 59


    I love that "Teardrop" fluid shape on these. Does anybody hop-up the V12's? I drove a stock '47 once, it was pretty slow.
  13. NICE ASS !

    If I were to put some little spindle mounts on the front, some BIG meats out back, set the motor back a few inches. I Could Letter that up with
    G"ASSER" on the doors.

    That thing is sexy !!!
  14. Aw hell man, you only live once.

    I say pull the trigger if you have the chance.

  15. Johnny C.
    Joined: Dec 17, 2008
    Posts: 755

    Johnny C.

    Nice find. Those are sweet cars with awesome lines.
  16. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57

    $10K is a steal for that car.... take it to Pomona!!!
  17. JJK
    Joined: Feb 9, 2005
    Posts: 863


    Lifes not fair
  18. Torque-Tube
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 146


    You said it!... Awesome car but I bet that tin is paper thin.
  19. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,834


    Wow that's not something you see everyday!

    I'd proabably be dumb enough to buy it. I'm sure it's a fright underneath that paint but man it looks complete.
  20. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,986

    Member Emeritus

    I don't care what wrong with it, it can be fixed. It's just money, if you don't have enough, someone else will. When your done you wouldn't have another '32 roadster that's for sure.

  21. Big Somoan
    Joined: Aug 3, 2007
    Posts: 122

    Big Somoan

    Yes the metal was pretty thin. Isn't this the body that the fiberglass "SCRAPE" cars are based on?
  22. 10 grand is pretty steep for a 40 coupe in that shape IMO.

    If it was a 37-39, it'd be worth it all day long. 37-39 Zephyrs are a much better design, nice lines, shorter roof height, and that beautiful taper to the rear bumper. Lincoln made a lot of changes in 40, and none for the better in my opinion.
  23. 39 IS the pinnacle of Deco design imo.....but I would rather have a 40 LZ than a 40 Ford....DECO MAN all the way !!

    Nice find, theyre hard to find in complete condition.

    I wonder what this was replaced with.....makes me wanna barf....

  24. chitbox dodge
    Joined: Apr 25, 2005
    Posts: 598

    chitbox dodge
    from dunlap tn

    holy cow. ralph williams is hysterical. why cant we get truth in advertising like that anymore.
  25. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,425


    Where is the lot as I would like to look at it,cant afford it but would like to check it out.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2009
  26. Big Somoan
    Joined: Aug 3, 2007
    Posts: 122

    Big Somoan

    Hey Jeff its at Korner Kars 3880 Refugee rd Columbus, OH 43232 614-861-7662
  27. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,425


    Thanks and I will try to get up there sunday,I was thinking on seeing if they would trade it for my 65 country squire but looking at the pics its a little more rough then I can handle and I can get in and go any where in my wagon so I will keep it. To the right person it might be worth 10 grand but I would not go over 3500 unless it can be driven and it has brakes
  28. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,247


    That car is beautiful, i'd bet it is the original paint. Compare that to a 40 ford standard and you'll see what some serious customizer/designers can do. What a car! At 10K it is an absolute steal a year from now it will be a headliner on the thread about 'the one that got away' here on the HAMB.
  29. Big Somoan
    Joined: Aug 3, 2007
    Posts: 122

    Big Somoan

    Hey Jeff you might call and see if they are open on Sundays?
  30. No. That's the 39.

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