Twin peaks

Classic Cars (UK) - - Month In Cars -

No­body is quite sure why an au­to­mo­tive in­ven­tor called Wil­lard L Morrison de­cided to mod­ify a new Lin­coln Ze­phyr For­dor in 1937. But mod­ify it he did, in an ec­cen­tric piece of proto-cus­tom-car build­ing that left the V12 sa­loon with two noses. In the mid-fifties the car joined the col­lec­tion of Lee Roy Har­tung of Glen­view, Illi­nois, who kept it stored un­til his death in 2011 af­ter which his cars were sold off. When the twin-nose ap­peared on sale with Sotheby’s in Santa Mon­ica ear­lier this sum­mer it had gained a re-trimmed in­te­rior but the ex­te­rior re­mained un­touched. An­other orig­i­nal odd­ity was a safe in the boot con­structed of half-inch-thick steel, which may have helped the car to find a new home for $57,750 (£44,950).

In­te­rior has had a re­trim but out­side is un­re­stored since mod­i­fi­ca­tion

No, you don’t have dou­ble vi­sion – this twin-nose Ze­phyr is a one-off

Safe is built from half-inchthick steel

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