A Super Lincoln Zephyr? Shouldn't That Be An MKZ?

Here are some weird spy photos of a hot-rodded Lincoln Zephyr lurking around Dearborn. That's right, a Zephyr and not an MKZ — so what does it mean? This could be an old mule, or perhaps cost cutting efforts at Ford are forcing reuse of old cars they've got laying around. Maybe they've decided to go old-school and drop … » 10/31/08 5:40pm 10/31/08 5:40pm

It's 1979. You Want The Chevette With Air Or The Zephyr Wagon?

Here's a two-for-one Classic Ad Watch deal from the darkest days of the Malaise Era » 10/29/08 3:40pm 10/29/08 3:40pm. First up, a Gladding Chevrolet (Maryland) offer for a Chevette with for just 99 bucks a month. Before you jump in the time machine to take advantage of that sweet deal, however, consider the '79 Mercury Zephyr, which was cheaper than …

Heads Up! Zephyrchero Alert!

OK, so it's no Cyclonechero. But for those who insist on rolling in a Mercury equipped with truck bed, the Zephyrchero would be a great starter car. It boasts a 302 "powerhouse" under its bescooped hood and glows with that special aura unique to the '79 Mercury Zephyr. The seller says he needs the money to pay hospital… » 2/28/07 8:31am 2/28/07 8:31am

Is The Dream Dead, Like A Zephyr Product Reference Guide?

Just in case you didn't get enough of the firearm-powered fist full o' Lincoln dreaminess we showed earlier, and because I thought a couple of folks might like the backstory on the shot-up Lincoln Zephyr product reference guide — I've put together a little home movie to tell the tale — and to finally put the…

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Breaking! FoMoCo Makes Bold Move, Says Fuck You To Straight Talk And…


So we were actually getting a warm and fuzzy feeling in our gut over the straight talk coming live and correct from the folks at FoMoCo. When the automaker released July sales numbers today, they threw down a graphic we thought represented an honest look at what the numbers said..."car sales down, truck sales down."… » 8/01/06 2:40pm 8/01/06 2:40pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Lincoln Zephyr, Part 1

Can someone please explain the existence of the badge-engineered Lincoln Zephyr? First, are there really potential Zephyr buyers who don t realize that the new model is nothing more than an expensive, tarted-up Ford Fusion? Seriously. I live in an alternate carniverse. For all I know, Lincoln salesmen spend a good part … » 3/09/06 2:00pm 3/09/06 2:00pm