Post Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:55 am

1938 Lincoln Model K Limousine

1938 Lincoln Model K Limousine
Estimate
$75,000 - $85,000

Highlights
•Coachwork by Willoughby
•Restoration completed in 2006
•414 CI flathead V-12 engine
•3-speed manual transmission
•Two-tone Black and Blue paint
•Jump seats
•Divider window
•Intercom to driver
•Rear pull down shades
•Side mount spares
•Chrome bumpers and bumper guards
•Landau top
•Cigar lighters
•Greyhound mascot
•Teardrop headlamps
•Painted wheels with chrome trim rings and hubcaps
•Wide Whitewall tires
•Multiple award winner

This 1938 Lincoln Model K Limousine is a multiple-award winner that underwent a restoration in 2006 and is one of the last examples to be built by the esteemed coachbuilder Willoughby of Utica, New York. To truly understand the grandiose nature of the Lincoln Model K Limousine, one must evaluate it in the context of its time. By 1938, the United States had already endured nine years of the Great Depression. While the majority of the population was living in poverty and squalor, the Lincoln Model K Limousine was an object of opulence and excess. Sporting a 414-cubic-inch V-12 engine nestled on a 145-inch wheelbase frame, Lincoln offered 20 different body-style choices consisting of both factory-issue models as well as custom-bodied derivatives sent out to selected coachbuilders. Willoughby was a prestigious coachbuilder whose east-coast elite clientele included Mayor Jimmy Walker of New York, Horace Dodge, Joe Louis and the Rockefellers. Willoughby was known for both its classic exterior styling as well as its lavish interior appointments and refined woodwork. This particular Model K was up-fitted with the full limousine treatment which consisted of a divider window between the driver and rear seating area, a driver intercom, rear pull-down shades, cigar lighters and jump seats. The stunning yet understated exterior presents in two-tone black and blue with twin side-mounted spares and a leather landau top. Due to its high initial cost, the Lincoln Model K was a very limited-production automobile with only 416 units produced in 1938. Sadly, the majority of custom coachbuilders could not sustain throughout the Great Depression and Willoughby Coachworks closed its doors in 1939. This fine machine presents a unique opportunity to own a Lincoln Model K Limousine with Willoughby coachwork.

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