2002 Zimmer Golden Spirit – Ford Lincoln 4.6-litre V8 Auto LHD


  • 4.6-litre V8 Ford engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Huge road presence
  • Individual and distinctive styling
  • Gold plated hood ornament and air horns

The Appeal

You could have a Rolls Royce, a Bentley or a Maybach. But for sheer imposition and sensory assault, nothing comes close to the Zimmer Golden Spirit. Styled after classic luxury saloons of the 20s and 30s, it’s exactly the sort of car we can see T. E. Lawrence driving, were he still alive today.

It’s the kind of vehicle that stops traffic, gets people pointing, gawping and waving, and would be the main attraction wherever it goes. Based on a Ford Lincoln, Zimmer spend months creating these conversions, restyling and tweaking almost every inch of the vehicle.

Aesthetically courageous, luxuriously appointed and running a reliable, robust 4.6-litre Ford V8, it’s a surprisingly usable machine. If you’re the kind of person who loves to make an entrance that Cruella de Vil would be proud of, then this is very much the vehicle for you.

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The History and Paperwork

  • Based on a 2002 Ford Lincoln
  • Originally converted for a Doctor in Texas
  • Apparently used to give George W. Bush a ride around the 2003 Texas Motor Show
  • Imported to the UK and first registered here in November 2009
  • One owner since import to the UK
  • Number plate authorisation certificate
  • SORN from 2014 to 2021
  • Current MOT to June 2023
  • 29,107 miles indicated, verified since import by the MOT record
  • Handbooks and two sets of keys
  • Always kept by the vendor in a heated garage - presumably quite a large one

The Interior

  • Lovely dark grey leather upholstery, with embroidered Zimmer logos to the seats
  • All of the leather looks to be in fine order, with no significant wear or damage to be seen
  • Glossy wood veneer trim, showing no discernible evidence of warping, cracking or delamination
  • Coordinated grey carpets and floor mats present well, with no staining or threading observed
  • Dark grey headlining
  • Electric windows and door mirrors
  • Electrically operated front seats, both are heated and the driver’s seat has a memory function
  • Cruise control
  • Scorpion alarm system
  • Air conditioning
  • Factory fitted, glass, electrically operated sunroof
  • Kenwood satellite navigation system
  • Sound system with CD and radio
  • Twin rear Alpine DVD players with seven-inch screens and individual headphones
  • All of the driving controls and switchgear elements appear to be in good order, with some wear evident to the multi-function steering wheel and its leather trim
  • The generous boot space (or trunk, what with this being a Stateside vehicle) is trimmed in grey carpet and is in fine fettle
  • We’re assured by the vendor that everything works as it should, with no issues reported

The Exterior

  • Impactful silver paintwork with black pinstriping to the flanks and rear
  • Generally, the paint appears to be in good order, with just a few minor marks and blemishes
  • The only notable issue we saw with the paint is a set of runs to the rear off-side quarter
  • Sweeping front and rear arch design, with hints of running board
  • The bodywork appears to be nicely finished, with no damage or corrosion we could see
  • Tastefully bedecked with period styling features and gold accoutrements, including driving lamps and gold air horns
  • Dynamic hood ornament takes the form of an eagle, wings akimbo and claws set
  • Wide, polished metal bumpers front and rear show nicely
  • There are side-fender mounted spare wheel cases, as well as a rear-mounted spare wheel cover
  • Eagle-embellished number plates frames
  • We do note that the number plates are not currently in a road legal format for the UK
  • Keycode access panel for the driver’s door
  • Tinted windows offer occupants privacy as they cruise, ensconced in luxury
  • Rear mounted chrome luggage rack
  • Side hinged bonnet covers give easy access to the engine bay
  • Underneath, all appears to be clean, straight and tidy, with no damage we could discern, just a smattering of surface corrosion to some drivetrain componentry
  • 16-inch spoked wheels, with centre fixing and gold spin locks  we noted some surface corrosion to the spokes, but generally they look eminently usable
  • The wheels are shod in a new, matched set of Bridgestone tyres

The Mechanics

  • 4.6-litre Ford Lincoln V8 engine
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Four-speed column-shift automatic transmission


Heroically styled, replete with opulent appointments and sure to make a splash wherever you take it, this Zimmer is the perfect mode of locomotion for the gentleman or lady who desires to make a statement. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2002
  • Make Zimmer
  • Model Golden Spirit
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 29,107 Miles
  • Engine size 4600
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Thurrock
  • Location Essex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
23 bids
  • jo•••• £19,250 21/03/23
  • mi•••• £19,000 21/03/23
  • mi•••• £18,750 21/03/23
  • pe•••• £18,500 21/03/23
  • pe•••• £18,250 21/03/23
  • mi•••• £18,000 21/03/23
  • pe•••• £17,750 21/03/23
  • mi•••• £17,500 21/03/23
  • mi•••• £17,250 21/03/23
  • pe•••• £17,000 21/03/23

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