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Old 04-03-2013, 03:57 PM
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Default Bamamav's 1947 Lincoln Club Coupe build

I spotted this car on Craig's list while looker for the daughter in law a car. The add read that it was a 41 Zephyr, and they would sell or trade. I emailed the guy for more pics, as the add only had a side and interior view. When I received the pics, I was, WTF when I saw the front end. I knew the 41 Zephyr was a sharp car, and this front end looked totally different. After a little reasearch, I found it to be a 46-48 "H" Series Club coupe, the Zephyr name was dropped for 46, but it was basically the same car with only a grill change. I made arrangements to go look at it that Saturday. It was cold as heck when we drove up to look at it. It looked like a solid car that had had a lot of money spent on it at one time, but had sat neglected for a while. Surface rust bubbles, scratches, one dent, four dry rotted tires with two of those flat. It was just too cold to fool with trying to start it, so I took some pics and went home to study on it.

One month later, I decided to take my 74 Maverick and see if I could work out a trade. We loaded up and headed out. When we got there, the owner made me an offer before he had even heard the Maverick run. I wanted to hear the 47 run first, so we put a battery on it, poured a little gas in the carb and it fired and ran on the third round without any smoke or funny noises. I made a counter offer, he made another offer, I made another counter offer, we agreed and it was mine! I unloaded the Maverick, they used a wrecker to load the Lincoln, and we started home.
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