The Cars

1922 Lincoln sport phaeton by Anderson

1922 Lincoln sport phaeton by Anderson

1922 Lincoln camp car

1922 Lincoln camp car

1922 Lincoln Limousine By Lang

1922 Lincoln Limousine By Lang

1926-27 Lincoln chassis

1926-27 Lincoln chassis

1928 Lincoln convertible sedan by Dietrich

1928 Lincoln convertible sedan by Dietrich

1930 Lincoln Berline by Judkins

1930 Lincoln Berline by Judkins

1932 Lincoln KB convertible sedan by Dietrich

1932 Lincoln KB convertible sedan by Dietrich

1933 Lincoln KB LeBaron Convertible Roadster

1933 Lincoln KB LeBaron Convertible Roadster

1936 Lincoln-Zephyr sedan

1936 Lincoln-Zephyr sedan

1937 Lincoln-Zephyr coupe

1937 Lincoln-Zephyr coupe

1938 Lincoln-Zephyr convertible sedan

1938 Lincoln-Zephyr convertible sedan

1939 Lincoln convertible sedan by LeBaron

1939 Lincoln convertible sedan by LeBaron

1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Brunn town limousine

1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Brunn town limousine

1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Continental cabriolet

1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Continental cabriolet

1941 Lincoln Continental cabriolet

1941 Lincoln Continental cabriolet

1942 Lincoln-Zephyr sedan

1942 Lincoln-Zephyr sedan

1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet

1948 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet

1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible

1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible

1954 Lincoln Capri coupe

1954 Lincoln Capri coupe

1955 Continental Mark II sport coupe prototype

1955 Continental Mark II sport coupe prototype

1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II sport coupe

1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II sport coupe

1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Landau

1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Landau

1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible Sedan

1961 Lincoln Continental Convertible Sedan

1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III coupe

1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III coupe

1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV coupe

1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV coupe

1979 Lincoln Town Car

1979 Lincoln Town Car

1989 Lincoln Mark VII

1989 Lincoln Mark VII

1998 Lincoln  Mark VIII coupe

1998 Lincoln Mark VIII coupe

2017 Lincoln Continental concept

2017 Lincoln Continental concept

2018 Lincoln Continental clay styling model

2018 Lincoln Continental clay styling model

Lincoln  Liberty

Lincoln Liberty "L12" aircraft engine

Lincoln established as premiere marque

Lincoln established as premiere marque

Lincoln-Zephyr display

Lincoln-Zephyr display

Henry Leland dispay

Henry Leland dispay

Lincoln Aviator Concept Car

Lincoln Aviator Concept Car


1936 Lincoln-Zephyr four-door sedan

The Lincoln-Zephyr was introduced for 1936 and was an immediate sales success. It was introduced as a “companion car” to the “big” Lincoln, which sold for several thousand dollars more. It was, arguably, the most successful “streamlined” automobile of its era. Nearly 15,000 were sold in its first year of production.

The 1936 Lincoln-Zephyr was one of the most attractive cars of the 1930s as well as one of the most innovative—and, arguably, the first successful streamlined car sold in the U. S. It featured unibody-type construction and a beautifully designed exterior and interior.

Power came from a V-12 motor, albeit a small one at 267.3 cubic inches. It was essentially a Ford V-8 with four more cylinders. Horsepower was 110. It was built on a 122-inch wheelbase chassis. Two body styles were available in 1936—two-door and four-door sedans.

The Lincoln-Zephyr sold for several thousand dollars less than the “big” Lincoln V-12, which had a base price of $4,500. This Lincoln-Zephyr sold new for $1,320.

This 1936 Lincoln-Zephyr four-door sedan was the recipient of an award-winning restoration before it was acquired by the Ford Motor Company, which later donated it to the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation for display in the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum.


Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum Collection

  • 1917-1919 Leland-built Liberty V-12 aircraft motor
    museum collection
  • 1922 Lincoln Brunn sport phaeton
    museum collection
  • 1922 Lincoln camp truck
    from The Henry Ford collection
  • 1926-1927 Lincoln Chassis
    museum collection
  • 1929 Lincoln Dietrich convertible sedan
    on loan from the Gilmore Car Museum
  • 1930 Lincoln Berline by Judkins
    museum collection
  • 1932 Lincoln KB convertible sedan by Dietrich
    museum collection
  • 1936 Lincoln-Zephyr coupe sedan
    museum collection
  • 1937 Lincoln-Zephyr coupe
    on loan from Gilmore Car Museum
  • 1938 Lincoln-Zephyr convertible sedan
    on loan from James & Elizabeth Blanchard
  • 1939 Lincoln "Royal Canadian" convertible sedan by LeBaron
    on loan from Richard and Linda Kughn, Dearborn, MI
  • 1939 Lincoln convertible sedan by LeBaron
    on loan from Ed DeVries, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Brunn Town Linousine
    on loan from the Donald Macintosh Family, Detroit, MI
  • 1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Continental cabriolet
    on loan from John T. Eby
  • 1941 Lincoln Continental cabriolet
    donated by the Shaeffer family
  • 1942 Lincoln-Zephyr sedan
    museum collection
  • 1948 Lincoln LC Continental cabriolet
    on loan from R. A. Romeo, Dearborn, MI
  • 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan convertible
    museum collection
  • 1954 Lincoln Capri coupe
    donated by Peter Bailey of Marshall, Michigan
  • 1955 Continental Mark II prototype sport coupe
    museum collection
  • 1956 Continental Mark II sport coupe
    museum collection
  • 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V coupe
    museum collection
  • 1964 Lincoln Continental convertible
    on loan from Chuck and Mollie Wood
  • 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III
    on loan from Chris Pasternak, South Bend, IN
  • 1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV
    on loan from Dennis & Louise Garrett, Plymouth, MI
  • 1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V
    on loan from the Gilmore Car Museum
  • 1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car
    museum collection
  • 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII coupe
    museum collection
  • 2017 Lincoln Continental factory concept
    on loan from Lincoln Motor Company
  • 2019 Lincoln Aviator concept
    on loan from the Lincoln Motor Company

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