This 1940 Lincoln Zephyr Club Coupe looks quite rough, but the seller claims no rust on what they further describe as a “farm fresh” car in need of full restoration. Glass is gone, but the wonderful old flathead V12 remains in place, as does much of the car’s trim–fender skirts are included too, though not pictured here. Find it here on Craigslist somewhere in Arizona for $12k. Special thanks to BaT reader KLSL for this submission.
Another photo of the front end shows both headlights and their trim rings in place, and though a few of its bars will need straightening, overall the grille looks complete and serviceable–ditto the front bumper and hood trim. Though not photographed, fender skirts are reportedly included, however there are no shots of the rear or underside provided in order to help verify solidity claims.
The interior will take quite a bit of work to return to usable, let alone showable, but the dash looks to be largely complete anyway, and the steering wheel, though shed of its original Bakelite rim, is probably restorable too–all it takes is time and money.
There’s no word on whether the old 267ci (4.4 liter) L-head V12 still turns, but the seller clearly notes that it’s not currently running. Fortunately it looks to be complete, at least from the exterior, and its simple engineering should make any needed refurbishment relatively inexpensive, at least when compared with most old 12-cylinders. If truly as solid as claimed, this one could be a lot of fun to fix up mechanically in order to drive while saving for cosmetics.