Lincoln Zephyr Special Rear Two-Window Sedan, Lincoln Plant, Detroit, Michigan, 1936

Summary

The Lincoln-Zephyr was introduced for 1936 in response to the Great Depression. Sales of the $4,000+ Model K had fallen sharply, and the $1,300 Zephyr was intended to bring customers back into Lincoln showrooms. Until the 1940 model year, all Zephyrs were distinguished by a split rear window that helped carry the car's streamlined form onto the sloped rear deck.

The Lincoln-Zephyr was introduced for 1936 in response to the Great Depression. Sales of the $4,000+ Model K had fallen sharply, and the $1,300 Zephyr was intended to bring customers back into Lincoln showrooms. Until the 1940 model year, all Zephyrs were distinguished by a split rear window that helped carry the car's streamlined form onto the sloped rear deck.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

18 August 1936

Subject Date

18 August 1936

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.66606

Credit

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

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Width: 11 in

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