New York, 9th February, 2018
For its celebrated annual auction at Amelia Island, Florida, Bonhams is
pleased to announce that an exquisite trio of Lincoln Zephyr Coupes from a
single collection has been consigned.
With one each from 1939, 1940 and 1942, all three 12-cylinder coupes have
been expertly restored to period correct, concours condition and perform
and present beautifully.
The handsome 1939 example was formerly part of the famed Harrah's
Automobile Collection and has the highly desirable split rear oval window,
waterfall grill and one-year-only shifter arm. The rakish 1940 model, whose
nut-and-bolt restoration exceeded $100,000, has been fitted with period
accurate, power enhancing upgrades beneath the hood that give the already
impressive 5-liter V12 an extra boost. And the stunning 1942 car, also
restored to exacting concours condition, is believed to be just one of five
surviving examples and represents that year's new redesigned body, interior
and uprated engine.