Drawing of 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Special Convertible Coupe, 1938

Summary

Edsel Ford's prototype Lincoln Continental was based on the streamlined Lincoln Zephyr. Ford and designer E.T. "Bob" Gregorie extended the Zephyr's hood 12 inches, lowered its body three inches and removed the running boards, among other modifications. The result was a long, low car with an elegant European look. The first-generation production Lincoln Continental was built from 1940 through 1948.

Edsel Ford's prototype Lincoln Continental was based on the streamlined Lincoln Zephyr. Ford and designer E.T. "Bob" Gregorie extended the Zephyr's hood 12 inches, lowered its body three inches and removed the running boards, among other modifications. The result was a long, low car with an elegant European look. The first-generation production Lincoln Continental was built from 1940 through 1948.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

October 1938

Creators

Gregorie, E. T., 1908-2002 

Creator Notes

Original design drawing by E.T. Gregorie

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1660.P.O.4270

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 10 in

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