V12 Limousine

December 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

I still remember the very first V12-powered car I drove – my father’s Daimler Double-Six – a Jaguar XJ12 with a fluted radiator grille surround. Once I’d become accustomed to that car’s super-light power steering, I was amazed at the exceptional smoothness of the engine. The Daimler simply swooshed down the road, and the grin [...]

1937 Lincoln-Zephyr – Riding the Wind

November 30th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Henry Leland founded the Lincoln Motor Company in 1917, after creating Cadillac and selling that company to General Motors, later leaving GM in a huff. Initially, Lincoln did well but was in trouble by 1922. Ford bought the company to acquire an instant up-market model range, although the Lincoln division enjoyed quite a bit [...]