Asked to name the one car responsible for today’s hand’ some designs, most people would say Lincoln-Zephyr. They would be right. The influence of this car has been great. It ushered in a new style era!

But ask more than 65,000 Lincoln-Zephyr owners which feature of the Lincoln-Zephyr they most admire, and “style” will not predominate. This group, perhaps the most enthusiastic ever loyal to one car, values the Lincoln-Zephyr for its unique combination of features.

From the beginning, the Lincoln-Zephyr has pioneered. The first forward-looking feature that set the car apart was the unit-body-and-frame. In all closed types there is no chassis, as that term is understood. Body and frame are a unit—a framework of steel trusses to which steel panels are welded. The results are efficient, economical operation (excess weight is eliminated) and great safety.

From the beginning, the Lincoln-Zephyr has been the only car at medium price to offer the smooth, sure per’ formance of a V-type 12-cylinder engine. This “twelve” proved that great power and economy could go hand in hand. Owners report 14 to 18 miles per gallon!

And, from the first, the Lincoln-Zephyr has been an easy car to ride in and to drive. Many factors contribute to comfort and sense of security: the distribution of car and passenger weight “amidships11 . . . low center of gravity . . . soft transverse springs . . . roomy interiors . . . high visibility . . . hydraulic brakes. These, too, are a part of the sound value that lies beneath beauty.

Why not enjoy a car modern in all its ways? Lincoln Motor Company—Division of Ford Motor Company.

Lincoln-Zephyr V-12

  1. Kosher Ham says: November 10, 201011:27 am

    It’s a pity the U.S. automakers don’t make V12s, because they are a very smooth running engine. On the other hand, a V10 in a SUV might have promise.

  2. Toronto says: November 10, 20109:02 pm

    Owners report 14 to 18 miles per gallon!

    But then again, I’ve always liked the idea of an E-type V12.

  3. hwertz says: November 12, 20104:47 pm

    “On the other hand, a V10 in a SUV might have promise.”
    No it doesn’t. Ford made Expeditions with a V10. Still not enough power to have any fun with (since the Expedition is so damn heavy), plus poorer gas mileage than the V8 (which already had very poor mileage.)

    Anyway… I could see a V12 with DOD (Displacement On Demand), this is used in the Corvette and a couple other V8 vehicles to run on 4 or 6 cylinders under light load. Given the huge power already generated by the modern engines (the 3.6L direct injected V6 — that’s 221 cubic inches — is making 304HP) I can only assume the V12 would be a small one for smoothness, as opposed to being to make it bigger than the current V8s.

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