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Interesting that I was google seachering H112450 to learn more about the vehicle, when I came across this post.

Wow! Isn't that something! :)

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UPDATE. Have contacted Glenn, who has my Dad's 41 Zephyr. We are negotiating, hope we can reach a deal. Seems the original Michigan purchaser only wanted some parts off the car, he must have gotten it cheap, as now it is missing the engine, transmission, radio and various trim items that I can see from the photos. Still looks like th paint may shine out and the body looks solid, but it is my Dad's car. Will post if we can make a deal.

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We have come to a deal!!!!! I will be selling my 58 Cadillac in order to finance this purchase and restoration. I will have it on Ebay and the AACA Cadillac forum soon. Will be looking for a V12 engine and original transmission as well as radio and heater, headlight trim, hubcaps and a few other pieces. Thanks everyone for your interest and support. Any parts leads will be appreciated.

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I have a v12 long block available here in SE Michigan. Dont have history on it, but if I recall correctly the heads are the alter castings for 41 and up. As long as youre eventually coming to MI for the car, if you want to pickup the engine as well, I'm sure we can work something out.

I dont think this is your Dad's engine though - I bought it and had it transported from a fellow in Wyoming a few years back along with several other engiens and parts.

Jim

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Jim, thanks, I would be interested in the engine. Do you know if the engines on these cars have matching numbers to the frame?

Billy

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New info. There is an anomoly with the title on the Zephyr. I do believe this is my dad's car, I need to verify that a Gerald Brochstein of Detroit, a car designer, is the person who bought the Zephyr from Tim Urban in Texas. Anyone out there know Mr. Brochstein?

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Was your father in law a stylist for GM? I was told a guy that owned the car worked in the styling dept and drove a 41 Zephyr sedan...

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I sure would like to talk to Mr. Brochstein. My number is 832.541.9871. Thanks. Also, the father in law is the father in law of the person who has the car now, not my father in law. He got the car from Gerald Brochstein of Detroit, who got the car from Tim Urban of Pasadena Texas, who got the car from my dad, Bill Dove of Livingston Texas. Thanks for your help!

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I have verified that the car in question is indeed my dad's old Lincoln!! Have wired the money to Glenn, and am arranging shipping. Once I get the car and can take inventory, I will send out a plea for parts, or a good parts car with engine and overdrive transmission.

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Wow, this is one of the most amazing stories I've read. Luckily, I have my father's Zephyr, just want to get it running and take him for a spin.

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Billy, what is the latest update on your father's car? How about some pictures? A numbert of LZOC members had a hand in reuniting the two of you.

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I apologize to everyone for not getting back for a number of years. Life just got in the way. At any rate, I will soon be looking to start the restoration work on my dad's 41 Zephyr. I will be on here and other venues looking for the parts that were removed from the car. The biggest item being the engine and overdrive transmission. I am also looking for the headlight trim, the trim piece on the front between the two grills, the heater, the radio, front parking/turn signal light housings, the rear seat footrests, wheel trim rings, all these things were on the car when my dad owned it. I have acquired a few things, like some hubcaps and horns. Needing much more.

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