1947 Lincoln Custom Club Coupe. Barn Find. V12 Very nice original classic Coupe.

1947 Lincoln Other

Make: Lincoln
Model: Other
Type: Coupe
Trim: Custom
Year: 1947
Mileage: 89,505
VIN: 7H172118
Color: Navy Blue
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3 Speed Manual w/Overdrive
Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
Interior color: Gray
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
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Description for Lincoln Other 1947

Located and stored covered for a number of years in a gentleman's garage. I happened upon this iconic and lovely Lincoln as a result of an associate. elated to the family. which had listed it for sale for them. The retired gentleman had ceased driving it many years prior. and having coveted it. prepared it for storage at his local garage. then carefully covered it with a soft cotton cover. where it remained for a number of years until the family agreed to ultimately part with it . Representing the first generation of these cars. the 8th series with the 125" wheelbase. the post war Lincoln's became more refined and reliable. with a commensurate increase in displacement. horsepower and better use of materials in their construction. This is a very original and unique. uncorrupted car in many respects. maintaining many of its original components. and not restored. A great amount of attention was paid to resurrecting it. involving extensive cleaning and polishing. replacing all the fluids. oil and filter. 5/40 Pennzoil w/ZDDP. transmission and differential oils. wheel bearing repacking. hassis/suspension lubrication. new fuel. brake fluid flush with wheel cylinder rebuilds. coolant flush and replacement (correct green) 12 spark plugs replaced. points and condenser. replacement of power window hydraulic fluid (brake fluid). 6 volt battery replacement. light bulb replacements. oil filter bath cleaned and refreshed. replacement of front and rear carpets. which were literally flaking away. and resuscitating (cleaning and checking) the electrical system. I'm sure I missed something here. The Lincoln paint is lacquer. with clear evidence of some areas having been refinished. which includes the left rear quarter panel and fender. right rear quarter panel. valance directly below the grill and headlamps. and a small portion of the right front fender. The lacquer "reapplication" or refinish of these listed areas is showing its age. as lacquer invariably does over time. revealing cracking and some peeling as is noted in the picture illustrating the left quarter panel of the car. On the other hand. the original and refinished paint. when glazed and machine polished came up with a rich and intense luster. loss. and finish. typical of lacquer. although still showing its age. Quite frankly. the existing finish is a historical "time stamp" which tells its story over the 68 years since the Lincoln's build. and is still quite interesting and appealing to look at in this context. Sheet metal. doors. inner fender skirts. rocker and quarter panels. fenders. floors. ood. trunk. body mounts. suspension. all appear to be very solid and in good condition. The now wider stance chrome grill. and bumpers (and there's a lot of chrome) shows some pitting but has polished up nicely. Stainless body trim throughout the Coupe is in excellent condition and the windows and glass all seal nicely. Door. ody. and windshield glass are in excellent shape with only some minor bubbling to the left rear quarter glass edges only. There are no chips or cracks. At some point in the Lincoln's life. nbsp;the wheels were upgraded to wire wheels. with larger 3 inch whitewall tires. The wire rims. again show evidence of some rust. but have cleaned up fairly nicely. The tires. although old. have plenty of tread remaining. and do not appear to be cracking. However. if the car is to be driven any distances. I would suggest replacing the four with whitewall radials. Presently. they track nicely when driving with no unusual noises. Power is provided by a 12 Cylinder L-Head flathead engine. encompassing the now upgraded 305 cubic inches (4. 8L for the Europeans) and factory rated at 130 h/p. The 12 cylinder engine is coupled to a three speed manual transmission with Overdrive. and terminates with a 4. 22 gear ratio differential. The engine starts immediately at the push of a button (after some peculiar factory designed gymnastics with the ignition key) and runs fairly well with some evidence of smoking under harder acceleration. not to be unexpected given the original mileage. There appears to be no leaks of oil or antifreeze. Shifting is smooth and quiet. and the clutch engages higher on the release. but does not slip. The Lincoln's interior is absolutely original. (with the exception of the carpet). Headliner and dash are very nice. The door arm rests. as illustrated can be repaired if you so wish. All the gauges work as designed with the exception of the clock and fuel gauge. The seats given their originality. are still firm and supportive with no sag or sink. The rather unique hydraulic power windows function well. Additionally. the original rubber floor mats (as shown) were saved. and are certainly rare and in nice condition. In conclusion. the charm of this Lincoln Custom Club Coupe lies in its very much original condition. It should be left as it is and not restored. but kept mechanically fresh as it presently is. driven. shared and viewed with others. and enjoyed. Its appearance tells a story over the decades. not to be muted and silenced by a restoration or modification. Bear in mind. it was built and marketed to a generation who just returned from a World War. 68 years ago. older than many of us now reading this. In its day. it was expensive. and was a luxury of often unimagineable financial comprehension to many. although many purchased it. To provide a sense of my reserve (and kindly and respectfully. please do not ask) the reserve has been fairly and nicely established. referencing the Old Cars Report Price Guide. nbsp;estimating the Custom Club Coupe to be a very high #4 to middle #3 condition vehicle. with the set reserve on the very conservative side of a #3 car. This is a wonderful investment quality vehicle as noted. when referring to the aforementioned price guide. destined to only appreciate significantly in the coming years. You'll find researching the Custom Club Coupe in the guide. quite illuminating. The Lincoln will be sold as is. where is. with no warranty expressed or implied. Clear title will be transferred to the buyer upon completion of full payment. I encourage personal inspection by the buyer and or his or her appraisers prior to sale. The text and pictures herein cannot fully illustrate all the details and nuances of this vehicle. however I have done my best to describe it. Inspections. as a condition of sale. following auction end. will not be permitted. Please. do your due diligence beforehand. ***Please be advised I respectfully reserve the right to end the auction early. given the Lincoln Custom Coupe is for sale locally and Internationally. Buyers with a feedback score of ten (10) or less. kindly give me a call prior to bidding to avoid cancellation of your bid. It would be greatly appreciated. ***A deposit of $1000. is to be made via PayPal within 48 hours of auction end. with final payment via wire transfer. bank check. or cash within seven(7)days of auction end. Thank you again for the interest. Enjoy the pictures and feel free to contact me with any questions. Kind regards. Chris. 413-575-8600 10:00 am to 7:00 pm EST.