Lot #799 - Based on the popular Zephyr, these limited-edition cars featured hand-crafted bodies that were channeled and refined. When released they were considered instant classics by the media and automotive enthusiasts. The original Continental styling lasted from just 1940 to 1941. It was slated to receive new styling and a more powerful engine in 1942. Unfortunately, world events nipped the face-lifted Continental's production year with just 336 units produced, of which only 200 were the stylish coupes. Treated to what appears to be a full professional restoration, this burgundy beauty is a stunning automobile to admire. As the mighty V12 engine - adorned with all-aluminum heads - roars to life, the transmission grabs first gear and a fun ride lies ahead. The interior is fitted with a full assortment of gauges that monitor oil, electrical systems, fuel and engine temperatures. In the center of the dash is the original 1942-era radio, as well as a clock and speedometer, both with large readable faces. Under the hood, the engine looks show-car-ready finished in proper colors and with the right components, including those Continental exclusive aluminum heads. The interior is finished in a rich tan wool broadcloth with hydraulically operated power windows.