- 5.3 liter Vortec V8
- 4L60E 4-speed automatic transmission
- Power rack and pinion steering
- Power four wheel disc brake system
- Billet Specialties Rail wheels
- Speedster Motorcars Z-Series fiberglass body
- Pearlescent PPG Glacier White and Silver Opal paint
- Custom leather interior
- Heat and air conditioning system
- Car number 001 of the Bourget Bike Works and Speedster Motorcars car/bike series
As enthusiasts, we all know the true appeal of owning classic cars is expressing our own individuality through purpose-built machines that are rolling extensions of everything which defines us. And whether that means constructing a canvas from the ground up, or taking a solid foundation and adding just enough detail for perfection, the hobby certainly has no shortage of ideas, inspiration or talent. However, if you've been a long-term car junkie, chances are you find yourself a bit jaded. And no matter how spectacular everyday classics are, you probably have a hard time rekindling the wide-eyed excitement that sparked your decade's old addiction. So, what does a seasoned gearhead do when he loses his appetite for striped Camaros and fiberglass Ford 3-Windows? He snatches up a super cool rarity like this 1939 Lincoln Zephyr! Car number 001 of a joint partnership between Speedster Motorcars and Bourget Bike Works, this killer custom wraps a modern GM V8 and a stalwart GM 4-speed in a hand-built body and a plush leather interior. If you like to look good, win trophies and turn heads wherever you go, your next classic awaits!
Inspired by the Petersen Museum's legendary “Scrape” show car, Speedster Motorcars' Z-Series street rod is the perfect mix of outrageous mechanical prowess and classic hot rod attitude. And, speaking of attitude, when the firm teamed up with Bourget Bike Works to create a line of combo sales that included a Z-Series cruiser and matching BBW chopper, it resulted in the first class coupe you see here. Take a look down the car's sinuous profile and you'll find hand-formed panels that display virtually no waves or imperfections. There's an even layer of pearlescent PPG Glacier White and Silver Opal basecoat that's every bit as smooth as it is glossy. Custom-airbrushed graphics are clear enough to pass for actual gold leaf work. Everything's protected by a thick clearcoat shell that shows no signs of thinning or acid borne water damage. And today, this quintessential 'hot rod Lincoln' sits as a unique flavor of cool that's so well done you'll find yourself looking at it again and again just to stare and smile!
Everything on this slick fiberglass creation is exceptionally well-done. And overall, the car has just the right amount of detail to inspire lust and create a lasting impression. At the front of its sculpted body, highly polished grilles ride between traditional Ford headlights that are fitted with small turn signal bulbs. At the sides of those grilles, a characteristically clean and simple profile features shaved suicide doors, hidden hinges and body-matched fender skirts. At the top of that profile, a traditional front-open hood runs to a heavily chopped greenhouse that's framed by trick billet mirrors and cleared by bright stainless wipers. And behind that greenhouse, a completely shaved trunk hangs over flush-fit tail lights, a custom rear bumper and stainless side splitter exhaust tips. There's certainly no mistaking this Zephyr's streamlined profile; and the car has an identity all its own thanks to BBW's cohesive design theme and Speedster Motorcar's careful workmanship.
This spectacular Lincoln is powered by a proven 5.3 liter Vortec V8 which combines a stout 270 horsepower with a level of performance and reliability that most street rod owners only dream about. Straight from GM, the car's fully-sorted powerplant utilizes a sturdy cast iron block with lightweight aluminum heads, coil-near-plug ignition and aluminum flat top pistons to create razor-sharp throttle response and a torque band that's as wide as Texas. At the front of the engine, a modern serpentine system spins a fresh chrome alternator and a modern AC compressor beneath a polished air intake that's anchored to a stainless rain shield and capped by a re-usable PowerAdder filter. Once air enters that filter, it flows through a factory GM throttle body into a factory GM intake which is bolted down over completely stock internals. High octane fossils are provided by a traditional electronic fuel injection system. Sparks are sequenced through bright AC Delco plug wires. Spent gases are whisked away by a pair of reliable GM manifolds. And cooling comes courtesy of a polished aluminum radiator that's complete with chrome corrugated hoses and a quick-spinning electric pusher fan. Aesthetically, the car's glossy engine bay is a body-matched work of art that certainly has the good looks to bring home big trophies. Niceties such as chrome hood hardware, braided hoses, a polished radiator cowl and a prominent Roger Bourget autograph add just the right amount of flash and detail to make people stop and take notice. And the net result is a buttery smooth, muscle-bound V8 that, through its distinctive rumble, foretells this Zephyr's true hot rod nature.
Take a look under this bodacious cruiser and you'll find a fully sorted chassis that, despite its road-ready mechanicals, is clean and displays very few signs of significant wear. While its body was off being tweaked to perfection, this Z-Series' custom bones were treated to an equally comprehensive makeover; and given their railroad trestle level of engineering, are probably one of the main reasons the car rides so smoothly. At the front of those bones, tubular control arms and adjustable coil over shocks make excellent use of modern power rack and pinion steering. At the back of those bones, a GM-style 4-link suspension is fitted with two more adjustable coil over shocks. Front to back stops come courtesy of a sturdy power four wheel disc brake system. At the center of the car's floors, a proven 4L60E 4-speed automatic makes good use of a familiar 10 bolt rear end and mild, highway-friendly gears. At the sides of that awesome driveline, the aforementioned GM manifolds dump spent gases into a fresh stainless steel exhaust system that's complete with Flowmaster mufflers and chrome side-splitter tips. At the corners of the car, awesome Billet Specialties Rails spin 215/50ZR17 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx radials in front of 225/55R16 Falken Ziex radials. Naturally, new stainless lines, hoses, and a custom 16 gallon fuel tank were installed during Speedster's assembly phase. And everything from this Lincoln's leak-free shocks to its glowing LED under lights looks set to provide years of trouble free ownership!
One of this car's biggest assets is its spacious and luxurious interior. Unlike most street rods, which are definitely exercises in form over function, this Zephyr's cockpit is highly accommodating to a variety of heights and frame sizes. Hit the remote door opener, which also doubles as a remote start fob, and you're immediately greeted by leather-covered Tea's Design seats that are both soft and supportive. Below those seats, Wilton wool carpet props a custom console, a slick Lokar shifter and a polished emergency brake between attractive “BBW” branded sill plates. At the sides of that carpet, custom-finished doors hang modern power windows behind body-matched armrests, big Boston speakers and flush billet handles. In front of those doors, a silver-painted and leather-trimmed dash centers custom gauges between bright stainless trim, billet accessory knobs, a remote controlled Sony CD player and chrome-trimmed foot pedals. Above that dash, a suede headliner is stretched tight behind a billet rearview mirror. In front of the driver, a Billet Specialties half-wrap wheel spins around a polished tilt steering column. And behind the passenger's, a fully finished trunk swallows whatever gear the car's custom upholstered cargo area can't.
The sale of BBW Z-Series number 001 includes a 2006 appraisal that values the car at roughly $103K, a 2008 appraisal that pegs the car's fair market value at $150K, multiple specs sheets, and a few pictures from the car's debut in a 50 Cent rap video.
From its polished grille to its custom rear bumper, this 1939 Lincoln Zephyr is a completely sorted show stopper that's ready to hit the road today. A custom piece like this could never be duplicated for anywhere near our asking price; and when you consider the time and labor put into its build, the car's significance becomes very clear. Don't miss this chance to own an awesome custom that has amazing street prowess and excellent curb appeal!
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After hearing good things about the people at RK Motors, I contacted them regarding consignment of my street rod. I found Tony Klein to be a pleasure to work with. He was very professional and forthcoming in our communications. He evaluated my vehicle and made suggestions of enhancements which would help ensure the desired result would be achieved in the marketing of the vehicle. We agreed on an acceptable sale price. Following the completion of the recommended items, I brought the vehicle to RK for consignment. After a thorough inspection and correction of some minor issues at what I considered a fair price, the vehicle was offered for sale. It sold quickly with me receiving the agreed value. I would have to repeat the recommendation that I received. RK Motors does what they say they will do, and obtains for the seller a fair and agreed value. What more could you ask for?Doug C.