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This Hot Rod Icon Has Ford Origins, A Chevy V8 And Cadillac Power Seats

A classic Lincoln Zephyr, in proper running condition, would be good enough for most car guys, but this highly modified example is just out of this world.

Rebuilt from the ground up using a 1939 Zephyr as the foundation stone, it now features a longer, wider, and lower stance, and despite sporting an entirely new appearance, it’s still instantly recognizable as a Zephyr.

What’s interesting is that this is the first custom show car to sit completely flat on the ground with its hydraulics system dropped. In addition, its components are something of a combination from Ford and GM. For example, the original 1939 Zephyr rear is still there, along with same model year Ford headlights and widened fenders. There’s also a custom rear window opening and a heavily chopped roof. Underneath there’s a 1978 Chevrolet frame and running gear, with power coming from a small block 350 cubic-inch V8 paired to a three-speed automatic. Inside there are Cadillac split-bench power seats and other creature comforts like air conditioning, power windows, power brakes and power steering.

Inside, it retains the original dashboard, steering wheel, and seats, albeit with a modern touch brought by the black gloss bits, and two-tone leather upholstery that covers pretty much every surface of the seats, doors, and others.

We’re not sure what it hides beneath that long bonnet, but since it’s able to spit flames from the double exhaust pipes that flank the ‘KultLdr’ license plate, as revealed in one of the images, we’re guessing that the stock 4.4-liter V12 engine, which produced a humble 110 horses, has been replaced by something meaner.


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