1928 Lincoln Limousine


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1928 Lincoln Limousine

1928 Lincoln Limousine
Chassis no. 47691
When Henry and Wilfred Leland left Cadillac, they soon established Lincoln, which was so named because of the senior Leland’s intense patriotism. At Lincoln, the Lelands continued their dedicated pursuit of precision manufacturing. Unfortunately, the quality of the manufacturing and automobile were not accompanied by either appealing coachwork—by Henry’s son-in-law—or by stable financial reports. The company’s directors put it into receivership and in early 1922 Henry Ford bought Lincoln.

At first, Henry and Wilfred Leland were to stay on at Lincoln, but the situation became intolerable and they soon departed. Edsel Ford took the helm, and his innate sense of style soon rectified any aesthetic problems and sales picked up markedly.

The earliest Lincolns had used an L-head V-8 mated to a three-speed transmission. The conventional chassis relied on a ladder frame with a pair of solid axles and four longitudinal, semi-elliptic leaf springs. By 1928 the V-8 in use was the 384.4 cubic inch, L-head V-8 rated at 90 horsepower. High on torque, the engine was capable of moving heavy coachwork. That coachwork could be one of roughly three-dozen offerings from coachbuilders including Brunn, Judkins, Dietrich, LeBaron, Locke and Willoughby.

Fitted with four-door limousine bodywork, this 1928 Lincoln benefited from a complete body-off restoration in which every component was repaired or refinished. Rene’s Classic Cars in Pacifica, California, rebuilt the engine while Ken Nemenec of Vintage Upholstery in Walnut Creek, California retrimmed the interior. All brightwork is German Silver and nickel.

The quality of the restoration is apparent with just one look. It is also supported by the first place it took in the Lincoln Model L Closed car Class at the 36th annual Lincoln Owner’s Club national meet in May 1994.

Finished in grey with blue, this stunning Model L rolls on artillery wheels with wide whitewall tires. Clearly of show quality, as a full classic, there are many touring events for which it is eligible.

Estimate: $67,000 - 77,000

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John "Old School" Dancy, Primos, Pennsylvania, US
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Post Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:51 am

Re: 1928 Lincoln Limousine

Does anyone know where this car is now and who owns it? I would like to get in contact with them. I owned this car and bought it from my father June in 1986 and know the full history of the car back to the original purchaser. I started the restoration, had it painted its current color of Kenillaworth gray, with darker gray beltline and black fenders, put the new top on it, had the motor rebuilt, and the radiator and greyhound were refinished nickel by Harrahs Automobile collections shop. My email is sdh1929@yahoo.com if anyone out there knows where this car is and would like to contact me.
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Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:02 am

Re: 1928 Lincoln Limousine

Welcome.
I've also shared this at the Classic Lincolns page at FaceBook.
See, https://www.facebook.com/ClassicLincolns/
John "Old School" Dancy, Primos, Pennsylvania, US
"They're only factory original once."
"All of this is assuming that everything else in the system is stock and well maintained."
"Expearence is the abillity to reconise a misteak befor you mak it agan."
"PROGRESS ... NOT PERFECTION!"
1984(2)|1985|1986|1988|1990(2) Lincoln Mark VIIs

- © Classic Lincolns All rights reserved.

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