Two 1940s Lincolns will be offered for sale at the upcoming Bonhams Scottsdale auction.
Two 1940s Lincolns will be auctioned, one of them being the 1941 Lincoln Custom Limousine, which was Francis Ford Coppola’s choice as the ride for the enemies of the Corleone family. The car was the central piece of the well-known movie ‘The Godfather’ and only 295 such models were manufactured in 1941. This beautiful vehicle features a L-head V-12 engine and a three-speed manual transmission with overdrive. The car was completely restored before the filming of the movie and since then the car has been kept in climate-controlled storage.
The other vehicle to be auctioned is a 1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe, which also appeared in the movi, driven by Sonny Corleone. Although the movie shows the Lincoln being destroyed in a tollbooth scene, the vehicle was in fact substituted by two less-pristine models. The 1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe also features a V12 engine and a three-speed manual transmission. The difference between the Continental Coupe and the Lincoln Zephyr is that the first has a long and low body and is also fitted with a spare tire encased in metal.