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1939 lincoln zephyr 3 window coupe


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I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THIS CAR CAME ACROSS ONE IN A GARAGE WHILE LOOKING AT A 2 FAM. HOME WITH SOME RENTAL GARAGES IN THE BACK THIS CAR HAS BEEN SITTING IN THIS GARAGE FOR CLOSE TO FIFTY YEARS, THERE IS NO HOOD THE INTERIOR IS SHOT, ALL MOTH EATIN ALSO ONE FEENDER HAS A NICE DENT IN IT, OF CORSE ALL THE TIRES ARE FLAT WITH NO HUB CAPS BUT THEY MIGHT BE IN THE BACK SEAT WHICH IS FULL OF RIMS ...THE REST OF THE CAR IS VERY SOLID WITH GOOD CROME AND GLASS...I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THIS CAR IS WORTH IN THIS SHAPE.........ITS A REALLY NICE LOOKING CAR, ANY INFO ON THIS CAR WOULD BE HELPFUL THANKS, JIM

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A few more questions:

1. Is the drivetrain there? Is it a V-12?

2. What is the condition of the chrome / trim? Is it redoable?

If so, sounds like a very nice find. A price checker at http://hemmings.com/hemmings/searches/price_checker/nadaguide.cfm suggests the following:

Low Retail: $13,850

Average Retail: $20,100

High Retail: $29,400

where low retail is a running car, but needs alot of work. Personally, I think these prices are low given how hot the 3-window coupes are, but if you can get a complete car for under $10k, I'd do it.

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By the way Cecil, the link to the Hemmings NADA price checker doesn't work for me. It asks for a zip code (for demographic purposes only!) ANY and all zip codes I enter only repeat the same message. I can NEVER get past that silly question and on into the price checker page! Pretty frustrating! <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

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Cecil, thanks for the reply,the engine is all there,but i did'nt think to check if it was a v-12 or not,i am going to set up a time to go back and check it out a little better,also i bring my digital camera for some pics....how hard is it to find parts for these cars?..........jim

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Here's a look at what you have after being restored:

http://www2.oakland.edu/concours/index.cfm?car=221

In general, drivetrain components are not going to be as hard to find as trim components, although pretty much anything you'd want (as far as I can tell) is available. Parts *are* much more expensive than Ford V8s, however, that's why you want to make sure you get as much as you can. Just thinking out loud, here are the specific things to look for, since they will cost some money if not there:

1. Are the long stainless pieces that go down the sides there?

2. Are the stainless steel pieces along the hood apron there?

3. Even though the interior will need to be redone, are the seat frames there?

4. Is the engine a V-12? If so, are the aluminum heads on it? What about the carb? If original, I think it will have "Zephyr" on it.

5. How is the body? In particular, is there significant rust in the floors or anywhere else? How are the doors and trunklid? What about the window surrounds? These are unique to the coupes.

6. What options does it have? Heater? Overdrive transmission (Look for a funny little box on the rear axle)? Radio? All these make the car more valuable IF present.

7. Look for other little trim pieces and stuff -- door handles, window cranks,inside mirror, headlights and taillights. The more you have, even if they need to be replaced or refurbished, the better off you are.

I'm sure Dizzy Dale will have more to add <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />. Hope this helps.

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Dear Cecil,Photos you have posted are of Mr.Lloyd Pearsons 39.He always drives it to National meets and it has won all the awards it can win.BEST of both worlds.I have talked to Mr. Pearson a number of times and he has ALWAYS steered me in the right direction,willing to help in any way he can. As i told you Cecil,any parts for a Zephyr are going to be expensive.Stainless Trim pieces especially,running board trim,headlight and taillight trim and lenses.These pieces are very scarce.New correct floorpans are being made and the exterior sheetmetal can be restored.Bottom line is the most COMPLETE car you can buy is the way to go.Not trying to scare you off,just telling you how it is.diz <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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