Lot 485- 1942 Lincoln Continental Club Coupe NO RESERVE

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1942 Lincoln Continental Club Coupe NO RESERVE

VIN# H135187
Engine: 306 cubic inch V12 with 130 horsepower
Transmission: 3 Speed Manual with shifter on steering column with Overdrive
45154 Miles on Odometer

Bristol Blue with Blue Leather Interior

The first Continental was a customized Lincoln Zephyr built in 1939 at the request of Edsel Ford. Within weeks of receiving the car, Edsel wired Gregorie explaining that he could have filled his pockets with pre-orders from his wealthy friends who saw the car. The first series-produced Continentals were constructed in December 1939. The design changed in 1942 at which time a larger 306 cid V12 engine with 130hp and overall had a sleeker appearance.

Due to America‚Äôs entry into World War II, only 200 club Coupes were produced before civilian automobile production ended making these rare examples. Production ceased January 31, 1942 and the factories were refitted for war needs. Price new $3000. The 1939-1948 Continental is recognized as a “Full Classic” by the Classic Car Club of America, one of the last-built cars to be so recognized.

The car is in overall nice condition. The car comes with Lincoln V12 1942 Owners book, build sheet obtained from the Henry Ford Museum Archives.

The tires are very good for displaying but are over 10 years old so they should be replaced before driving the car. The engine starts and runs very smooth starts without a key (ignition is unlocked). The transmission seems to work properly but because of the leaking gas tank, we have not been able to drive it. The brake pedal has pressure, but we have not tried to drive and test the brakes. The floors are solid, there is some rust found in the rocker panels, but it is not severe. The gas tank bottom has been cut out and a plate welded in but the plate leaks. There are no dents noticed. The car has been repainted at some point. The paint shines but has quite a bit of cracking. It could really use a repaint but does look ok as is. The exterior trim and bumpers are in good condition. The script is missing from one rear wheel cover.

The matching blue leather interior has some cracking but is good overall. The headliner shows a split at the seams. Door panels and rear side trim panels are in good condition. The dash and gauges look presentable. The carpet is very good. The passenger door glass is cracked.

The vehicle has been a part of a large private collection for over 25 years. It has been mechanically conserved, regularly serviced and on long-term display in a clean and heated environment for the past 10 years.