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Greetings everyone! I'm new to Zephers and the forum, and seeking to obtain some way (specific vehicle features or a web site) to identify exactly the year and model of what I believe to be a 39 Zepher coupe. Is it a standard 3 passenger coupe or a series K, or something else? The old cars price guide I have identifies several. I have the serial number and body ID number if it helps. Any advice is very much appreciated! <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Thanks DizzyDale! I'm lacking pictures at this point but the body ID number is 96H721206. It sure appears to be similar to the 39 Zepher in a couple of the pictures I found on this site. But, I understand this vehicle was made for a few years during this era. Is anyone aware of some characteristics that varied from year to year that would help confirm the production year? <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Hi Great48,

96H identifies this car as a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr.

72 is the body type, 3-window coupe.

1206 is the sequential production number of this body style.

There should be a VIN on the left side of the front crossmember, beginnng with an H followed by five numbers. The VIN is also stamped on the left rear frame near the shock absorber (hard to get to).

A photo of a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe can be seen at:

http://lzoc.org/photos/Images/39coupe.jpg

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Dear Great 48,Some of the not so subtle differences are,39 was first year for hydraulic brakes,last year for the big speedo in the middle of the dash,last year for floor shift.1940 was first year for sealed beam headlights,1941 was first year for directionals,they were mounted on the tops of the fenders.Last summer i had 2 3-window coupes a 39 and a 41,you have to park them side by side to appreciate how different they are.The heights of the windshields,how much more the rear fenders flare out on the 39,shape of the roof,and on and on.diz <img src="http://www.aaca.org/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />

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Diz and the rest of the gang,

I am so jealous, two three windows at the same time! There ought to be a law against that. Just came in from washing my 57 Ranchero. Going to a our public high school's six-man football game tonight. We are one of 100+ high schools in Texas that don't have enough students for 11 man football. Think if it as basketball on grass, fast and lots of scoring. Nebraska usually has about a dozen six-man kids on their teams. Anyway, going to pull my restored 57 up to the field, back it up to the fence along the sidelines and watch the game from a couple of lawnchairs in the bed. Not much better way to enjoy a fall evening.

And welcome all the new folks to the forum. Mine is a 37 Zephyr 4-Door that is just a good driver right now. Ya'll with the coupes and the LCs are in much higher cotton than this old hillbilly with his 1937 family sedan.

Ace Collins

http://www.acecollins.com/37zephyr.html

http://www.acecollins.com/classicfordsa.html

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Thanks for all the input guys! You've convinced me--it is a 39 3-window. I'm still trying to obtain some pictures, and as soon as I do, I'll post a few. I'd sure like an experienced eye or two to offer an opinion on its value. I've also been searching the archives, and there is a lot of great stuff. This is a super forum. Thanks again!

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