Representing the ’40s: ’47 Lincoln Continental Coupe
We owe the existence of the Continental to Edsel Ford. Edsel wanted something spiffy so he asked Bob Gregorie to cook something up for him. That was back in 1938. Bob basically customized a Lincoln Zephyr. Sort of a Hot-rod chop and channel treatment. The rear deck was very short and the front hood was very long out of necessity. It had to cover the full length of the Lincoln V-12. Edsel took delivery of his custom car in Florida and his friends loved it. Edsel instructed the lads back in Detroit to put the design into limited production. Today’s featured ’40s American luxury car is from Ford and is a later 1948 model. It has been nicely restored but we can’t vouch for the quality of the work from the pictures. We do know that a later period Ford V-8 was installed but have no fear, the V-12 in unknown condition comes along with it. The seller states that there are other items that aren’t stock but doesn’t detail them in the listing. So this is an elegant driver quality Continental and will probably sell at a discount. Whatever it is, it is a beautiful example of an important luxury car from the 1940s. Click here for the eBay auction.