Lincoln Zephyr (diecast 1:18, Ertl Precision 100)

  • Lincoln Zephyr (from 1937)
  • Ertl Precision 100
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • brown
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited to 3.000 pieces
 
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Insight into the Original: The Lincoln Zephyr

The Lincoln Zephyr was an iconic car that was first built in 1935. The original car was the result of efforts by the Lincoln Motor Company to make luxury vehicles accessible to the upper middle class. The vehicle was designed by Eugene T. "Bob" Gregorie and a team and was considered a thermodynamic masterpiece. The first generation of the Lincoln Zephyr was produced from 1936 to 1942, placing the car in the time frame of major historical events like Franklin D. Roosevelt's re-election as president and the release of Fred Astaire's famous song "The Way You Look Tonight".

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Technical Details and Innovations

The Lincoln Zephyr offered a range of technical innovations for its time. Equipped with a V12 engine producing around 110 horsepower, the car was remarkable for its smooth and well-balanced ride. The engine was designed by Eugene T. "Bob" Gregorie and was known for its efficiency and reliability. The car had a top speed of approximately 90 mph (145 km/h), making it one of the fastest and most powerful vehicles in its class. Additionally, it featured an aerodynamic body that significantly reduced air resistance, making driving more enjoyable. Instead of a wooden frame, which was common at the time, the Lincoln Zephyr used an all-steel construction, greatly increasing durability and safety.

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Details on the 1/18 Ertl Precision 100 Scale Model

This handcrafted miniature version in 1/18 scale was manufactured by Ertl Precision 100 and is based on the first-generation Lincoln Zephyr. The model by Modelly member "Play-X" showcases outstanding details. One of the most striking aspects is the replication of the engine details and the painted body. The distinct brown finish of the miniature is meticulously executed, capturing the essence of the original. The white tires with their chrome-trimmed hubcaps, similar to the 12-inch steel wheels used in the original, are precise replicas.

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Fascinating Details and Value for Collectors

This 1/18 scale model, crafted by Ertl Precision 100 from diecast material, is particularly impressive due to its authentic paintwork and detailed craftsmanship. On the back of the model, there are authentic license plates identifying the vehicle as registered in California. Such details are not only of interest to model car enthusiasts but also to historians and car lovers. Along with the realistic lights and precise interior design, the model stands out for its shape and contouring, perfectly capturing the iconic streamline style of the original and adding to the allure of the cult car. The miniature is a true treasure for collectors and an excellent piece for any model car collection.


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