Drawing, Cutaway View of 1936 Lincoln Zephyr Automobile

Summary

The Lincoln Zephyr, produced from 1936 to 1940, was distinguished from other contemporary cars by its streamlined shape, its rear-hinged "alligator" hood and its horizontal-bar grille. Less visible, but just as advanced, was the Zephyr's "unit body" construction. The car's frame and body were integrated into a single, stronger unit, as seen in this cutaway view.

The Lincoln Zephyr, produced from 1936 to 1940, was distinguished from other contemporary cars by its streamlined shape, its rear-hinged "alligator" hood and its horizontal-bar grille. Less visible, but just as advanced, was the Zephyr's "unit body" construction. The car's frame and body were integrated into a single, stronger unit, as seen in this cutaway view.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

29 October 1935

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.833.64355

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: 8.25 in

Width: 10 in

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