The Cars

1922 Lincoln sport phaeton by America

1922 Lincoln sport phaeton by America

1923 Lincoln sport phaeton by Anderson

1923 Lincoln sport phaeton by Anderson

1926-27 Lincoln chassis

1926-27 Lincoln chassis

1927 Lincoln Imperial Victoria by Fleetwood

1927 Lincoln Imperial Victoria by Fleetwood

1928 Lincoln convertible sedan by Dietrich

1928 Lincoln convertible sedan by Dietrich

1928 Lincoln sport phaeton by Locke

1928 Lincoln sport phaeton by Locke

1930 Lincoln Berline by Judkins

1930 Lincoln Berline by Judkins

1932 Lincoln KB convertible sedan by Dietrich

1932 Lincoln KB convertible sedan by Dietrich

1936 Lincoln-Zephyr sedan

1936 Lincoln-Zephyr sedan

1937 Lincoln-Zephyr coupe

1937 Lincoln-Zephyr coupe

1938 Lincoln-Zephyr convertible sedan

1938 Lincoln-Zephyr convertible sedan

1939 Lincoln convertible sedan by LeBaron

1939 Lincoln convertible sedan by LeBaron

1939 Lincoln

1939 Lincoln "Royal" convertible sedan by LeBaron

1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Brunn town limousine

1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Brunn town limousine

1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Continental cabriolet

1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Continental cabriolet

1941 Lincoln Continental cabriolet

1941 Lincoln Continental cabriolet

1942 Lincoln-Zephyr four-door sedan

1942 Lincoln-Zephyr four-door sedan

1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible

1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Convertible

1954 Lincoln Capri coupe

1954 Lincoln Capri coupe

1955 Continental Mark II sport coupe prototype

1955 Continental Mark II sport coupe prototype

1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II sport coupe

1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II sport coupe

1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V hardtop

1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V hardtop

1962 Lincoln Continental sedan

1962 Lincoln Continental sedan

1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III coupe

1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III coupe

1972 Lincoln Continental Mark III coupe

1972 Lincoln Continental Mark III coupe

1979 Lincoln Town Car

1979 Lincoln Town Car

1998 Lincoln  Mark VIII coupe

1998 Lincoln Mark VIII coupe

2017 Lincoln Continental concept

2017 Lincoln Continental concept

Lincoln  Liberty

Lincoln Liberty "L12" aircraft engine

Lincoln established as premiere marque

Lincoln established as premiere marque

Lincoln-Zephyr display

Lincoln-Zephyr display

Henry Leland dispay

Henry Leland dispay


1923 Lincoln Anderson type 123 phaeton

The Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum now has a very significant automobile on display—the first Lincoln purchased by long-time legendary Lincoln collector and enthusiast Jack Passey Jr. who died in August, 2015 at the age of 86.

The car is an original, unrestored 1923 Lincoln phaeton with a unique “California top.”  The car was placed on loan to the museum by Jack’s daughter, Lisa Passey-Chaffin, who now owns the car. She had attended the grand opening of the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in August 2014 and saw the museum’s  Preservation Display that is dedicated to her late father. That display was funded by the Cabrillo (California) Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

Jack  acquired the Lincoln in 1949 for $40. He drove it for many years, including his college years at San Joes State, but as his collection of early Lincolns and other Classic automobiles grew it ended up in storage, which lasted 30 years.  

In early March the Lincoln was awakened from its long slumber by Lisa, her brother, Bill, her son, Brandon, and a family friend, Linus Tremaine. In addition to getting the Lincoln running the quartet installed a new set of tires. That was all. The car remains as it was when Jack acquired it 67 years ago.

Transportation of the Lincoln from the Passey home in Watsonville, California was provided by Reliable Carriers of Michigan.

Shortly after his passing a memorial fund was established in Jack’s name at the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation.


1928 Lincoln type 163B sport phaeton by Locke

The type 163B dual cowl sport phaeton by Locke & Company is considered one of the most handsome body styles ever installed on the Lincoln chassis. Locke also designed and built an equally handsome roadster for Lincoln.

This dual cowl sport phaeton was one of more than 30 different body styles available—factory and custom— on the Lincoln chassis in 1928. A total of 150 were built.

Power was supplied by a Leland-designed V-8 that developed 90 horsepower.

Additional Information

The policy of the Lincoln Motor Company was to make subtle changes in their motorcars—in fact, the company did not endorse the concept of annual changes. For 1928 the Leland-designed V-8 now displaced 384.8 cubic inches thanks to a 1/8 inch bore increase. Motor refinements included a counterbalanced crankshaft and an oil filter. Horsepower was rated at 90.

More than 30 different body styles were available—factory and custom— on the 136-inch wheelbase Lincoln chassis in 1928. `Lincoln Motor Company worked with more custom coachbuilders than any other automobile marque. In addition to Locke & Co. their coach building partners included Brunn, Dietrich, Derham, Holbrook, Judkins, LeBaron, Willoughby.

Price of this Lincoln type 163 sport phaeton by Locke was $4,600. A total of 150 were built. Total Lincoln production for 1928 was 6,039.

This rare Lincoln is on loan from Jay Quail of Mequon, Wisconsin.


1936 Lincoln-Zephyr four-door sedan

The Lincoln-Zephyr was introduced for 1936 and was an immediate sales success. It was introduced as a “companion car” to the “big” Lincoln, which sold for several thousand dollars more. It was, arguably, the most successful “streamlined” automobile of its era. Nearly 15,000 were sold in its first year of production.

The 1936 Lincoln-Zephyr was one of the most attractive cars of the 1930s as well as one of the most innovative—and, arguably, the first successful streamlined car sold in the U. S. It featured unibody-type construction and a beautifully designed exterior and interior.

Power came from a V-12 motor, albeit a small one at 267.3 cubic inches. It was essentially a Ford V-8 with four more cylinders. Horsepower was 110. It was built on a 122-inch wheelbase chassis. Two body styles were available in 1936—two-door and four-door sedans.

The Lincoln-Zephyr sold for several thousand dollars less than the “big” Lincoln V-12, which had a base price of $4,500. This Lincoln-Zephyr sold new for $1,320.

This 1936 Lincoln-Zephyr four-door sedan was the recipient of an award-winning restoration before it was acquired by the Ford Motor Company, which later donated it to the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation for display in the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum.


Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum Collection

  • 1917-1919 Leland-built Liberty V-12 aircraft motor
    museum collection
  • 1922 Lincoln Brunn sport phaeton
    museum collection
  • 1923 Lincoln Anderson phaeton
    owned by Lisa Chaffin, Austin, TX
  • 1926-1927 Lincoln Chassis
    museum collection
  • 1927 Lincoln Imperial Victoria by Fleetwood
    on loan from Jack and Nancy Dunning, Cambridge, OH
  • 1928 Lincoln sport phaeton by Locke
    on loan from Jay Quail, Mequon, WI
  • 1929 Lincoln Dietrich convertible sedan
    on loan from the Gilmore Car Museum
  • 1930 Lincoln Berline by Judkins
    museum collection
  • 1932 Lincoln KB convertible sedan by Dietrich
    museum collection
  • 1936 Lincoln-Zephyr coupe sedan
    museum collection
  • 1937 Lincoln-Zephyr coupe
    on loan from Gilmore Car Museum
  • 1938 Lincoln-Zephyr convertible sedan
    on loan from James & Elizabeth Blanchard
  • 1939 Lincoln "Royal Canadian" convertible sedan by LeBaron
    on loan from Richard and Linda Kughn, Dearborn, MI
  • 1939 Lincoln convertible sedan by LeBaron
    on loan from Ed DeVries, Grand Rapids, MI
  • 1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Brunn Town Linousine
    on loan from the Donald Macintosh Family, Detroit, MI
  • 1940 Lincoln-Zephyr Continental cabriolet
    on loan from John T. Eby
  • 1941 Lincoln Continental cabriolet
    donated by the Shaeffer family
  • 1942 Lincoln-Zephyr sedan
    museum collection
  • 1948 Lincoln LC Continental cabriolet
    on loan from R. A. Romeo, Dearborn, MI
  • 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan convertible
    museum collection
  • 1954 Lincoln Capri coupe
    donated by Peter Bailey of Marshall, Michigan
  • 1955 Continental Mark II prototype sport coupe
    museum collection
  • 1956 Continental Mark II sport coupe
    museum collection
  • 1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V coupe
    museum collection
  • 1962 Lincoln Continental sedan
    on loan from Bruce Ventura, Farmington Hills, MI
  • 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III
    on loan from Chris Pasternak, South Bend, IN
  • 1972 Lincoln Continental Mark IV
    on loan from Dennis & Louise Garrett, Plymouth, MI
  • 1977 Lincoln Continental Mark V
    on loan from the Gilmore Car Museum
  • 1979 Lincoln Continental Town Car
    museum collection
  • 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII coupe
    museum collection
  • 2017 Lincoln Continental factory concept
    on loan from Ford Motor Company, Lincoln division

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