1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059

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Lot 45
One of just 8 built
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER

Sold for US$ 123,200 inc. premium
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER
Coachwork by LeBaron

Chassis no. K9059

414ci L-Head V12 Engine
Single 2-Barrel Carburetor
150bhp at 3,800rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Front and Rear Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Duo-Servo Mechanical Drum Brakes

*One of just 8 Model K LeBaron Roadsters built
*Class winner at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
*Elegant and Sporting coachbuilt Lincoln
*Powerful Twelve cylinder engine



THE LINCOLN MODEL K

With the major revamp of the Ford brand that took place in 1932, Lincoln received a similar redesign. Lincoln also received a powerful V-12 engine, and the new model was offered in long and short wheelbases. The short was dubbed the KA and the long the KB.

The new Lincolns showed refined styling that significantly updated the aging L model. The fresh look incorporated a Ford-style radiator shell. The car rode on more modern 18" wire spoke wheels and was offered in, as was customary for Lincoln, an extensive catalogue of body styles including many expensive custom styles. Lincoln's custom offering was very impressive, including catalogued styles from most top custom body makers including LeBaron, Dietrich, Willoughby, Waterhouse and Brunn.

The KB chassis would earn legendary status in period and today is a highly desirable senior CCCA classic. Praised for its excellent driving qualities, with exceptionally light and predictable steering, and fine power-boosted brakes, the KB has become quite popular with seasoned classic era enthusiasts with an appetite for touring.

Lincoln engineers designed the big, smooth L-head 67° V-12 for 1933 models to succeed the 60° V-8 designed by Henry Martyn Leland, used in his first automobiles. The new engine was in the mainstream of 1930's classic car design. It had ample torque delivered with silky multi-cylinder smoothness and would pull steadily from negligible revolutions.

Edsel Ford had long since resolved the first Lincolns' stodgy body designs by relying on Ford's own designers and a loyal retinue of coachbuilders including Brunn, LeBaron, Willoughby and Judkins. The coachbuilders supplied both individual bodies and a steady stream of up-to-the-minute ideas, which could be incorporated in Lincoln's own coachwork. 1938 brought important visual changes in Lincoln design, including a new grille, and revised hood side shutters and side trim, which eliminated the thermostatically controlled hood shutters.

416 Model K's were built in 1938, but only 8 of them received the sporting Roadster coachwork by LeBaron.


The Motorcar Offered

This stylish LeBaron bodied Lincoln K presents beautifully inside and out. One of just 8 1938 Model K Lincolns finished by LeBaron with the sporting Roadster coachwork, it is a very rare car. Among the custom bodies available for 1938 was a Sedan and Coupe by Willoughby, Convertible and Brougham models by Brunn, and then Coupe, Convertibles and finally the Roadster by LeBaron; the latter arguably the most sporting of them all.

Finished on the short 136-inch wheelbase, these cars where fitted with the large, 414 cubic-inch 150bhp V12 engine, offering plenty of power for the considerably light Roadster. The cars early history remains unknown, but the car is believed to have resided in the North East for years. The car received a comprehensive restoration sometime back, and still presents very well.

This custom bodied Lincoln is a former First Place winner at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, and is one of the last true custom bodied classics of the pre-war era.

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1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER  Chassis no. K9059
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