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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Little Wing, Sep 30, 2009.
distributor looks like 42 style?
would make a great push car for teh Dragster
and yep thats it,,thanks
After a fast Goggle...
That looks like its in Decent Condition.. I like those.. just something different..
The Zephyr name was still in use in 1942. 6,098 Zephyrs produced for 1942 model year. The only engine available for all Lincolns in 1942 (Zephyrs plus 336 Continentals and 113 Customs) was the V-12 with 2.94 bore X 3.75 stroke for 305 cubic inches
(Source: Encyclopedia of American Cars by Richard Langworth, page 249)
For pics of a nice '42 Zephyr with only 22,000 original miles
That is no ugly car. It would be a great custom.
ill take the door push buttons when you shave em
That aint even close.
I could see that car getting this kind of treatment. Here's a Ford that Voodoo Larry did.
if it wasn't so ugly, it wouldn't need to be customized
your right it was a 305
the rest were 292
and if i want to go look at an all origional 42 i could just go to my dads
but his is a cont cabriolet with 21,000 miles and was purchased new by Phil Wrigley... hell it still has the chicago cubs press pass sticker on the window
V8 conversion or not, it is still regarded by the CCCA as a "Full Classic." Quite a find, I'd say.
You must have been dropped on your head one too many times as a child! So I will not hold it against you...
Imagine that classic car with "kustom street rod" touches like square quad headlights from an early 80's Pontiac! I've actually seen that done!
Don't forget the purple tweed and yes, billet...
Just make her engine live again, but don't touch the rest of this beauty !
Closer than you ever dreamed!! I had a '42 Continental Coupe, who's first owner was Joan Crawford. Bette Davies drove a post war convertible in "What ever happened to baby Jane". It had a 500ci Caddy V8 fitted. There were only 200 Coupes built and 120 convertibles for the '42 model year. There are about 40 coupes known to have survived, about 20 are running. I took mine drag racing twice, so it maybe the only '42 Continental that ever went drag racing!
Not big bucks. I regret selling mine and not rodding it. They've got very long front fenders which could take two axles up front a bit like the "Thunderbirds" Rolls Royce. That would be a cool custom.
Stock looks are really fine with me. It would be kind of shame not to clean that one up and pretty much just give her a new lease on life.
You could call her Baby-Bette-Joan....
So much Art Deco and a pretty cool engine as she sits, needs clean-up etc. but a hobby's a hobby...and yeah I am gettin' 'ta be an old fart....but imagine a dark midnight blue with a touch of pearl and a burgundy leather interior....I'm just sayin'...
Now that red car would be a site to see
Little Wing has a 1942 Continental FS now in the classifieds and a few have mentioned -questioned what it would look like customized.
Here's mine (1948 version which had revisions in trim but the same basic body) that's finally getting a 390 FE Tripower 3spd toploader & a 9". Ford only built less than 300 Converts and less than 900 Coupes in any of the production years. 1942 1946,47,48. How many still exist is hard to say.
Rikster photoshopped this and since, I've matched it even down to the front wheelcovers. On the road soon.
I'm not always a fan of customs but this is a huge improvement.
Wow, that photochopped version looks cool as hell!!
You could also customize the roof like Frank Lloyd Wright's 1940....
Or Raymond Loewy's '46....
I found 3 1947 Lincolns in a barn in January a Continental Convertible, a Club Coupe, and a 4 Door sedan. So yes, they are still out there.
I Love this Car.. Wish I had the skill, and money to do something with this car.. Awesome Find...
Ugly? UGLY ????
You can park that "ugly" Continental in my garage any time you want!
Very coool ride, and that steering wheel is an awesome design! cw.
I saw one of those fully restored at the RM Auction in Ft. Lauderdale yesterday. Sold for $36300.
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