Bonhams : 1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447

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Lot 613
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton
Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447

Sold for US$ 58,500 inc. premium
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton
Chassis no. 6447
Engine no. 6447
Henry Leland departed the company he founded after a dispute with William Durant. Leland wanted the company to produce Liberty engines for the military and Durant objected. Leland almost immediately started his own company, Lincoln, to build that same engine. Through his reputation he was awarded a $60,000,000 contract, established a factory with 6000 workers and began building engines. Good news for the world was bad news for Leland when the war ended just as he was starting, unwilling to close his new factory he began to develop a new luxury car that could be built by his work force.

Leland was a skilled designer and his new Lincoln L car was a beautifully crafted machine. The famous fork and blade eight was very smooth and put out strong power. The car was good as and as high a quality as was any machine produced at the time. The company's sales targets were large and Leland had trouble delivering the numbers he wanted. He worried that speedier production would diminish quality and he was not willing to let that happen. Unfortunately the company's board saw it differently and placed the company into receivership when it was offered for sale. Leland's old nemesis Henry Ford swept in and bought the whole company for eight million dollars. Leland stayed with the company for only four months.

The cars produced prior to Ford's acquisition of Lincoln are rare and sought after. The cars are high quality in all respects and the design and look of the car is advanced for the period.

This desirable Five Passenger Phaeton is an excellent example of a Leland-era Lincoln. It has the distinctive headlights and hubcaps as well as the grille shell that differentiated Lelands from the Ford Lincolns. The cars are noted for their good performance. Steering is light and precise and the brakes are very good. The motor is smooth and powerful and easily propels the car to modern highway speed. These cars maintain a strong following for touring on the West Coast because of their performance.

This is a very good older restoration of what must have been an excellent car to start with. The upholstery is in very good order as is the woodwork in the rear passenger compartment. This is a great example of what is likely the most desirable of all Leland Lincoln body styles. Like many of the Short cars it has not been used much in recent years so some maintenance should be in order before extended use.
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1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
1922 Lincoln Model L Five Passenger Phaeton  Chassis no. 6447 Engine no. 6447
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