<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314

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Lot 115
1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe
Coachwork by LeBaron

Sold for US$ 201,600 inc. premium
1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe
Coachwork by LeBaron

Chassis no. K9314
Engine no. K9314

414 cu. in. L-head V-12 engine, 150bhp
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Semi-Elliptical Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Vacuum-Assisted Mechanical Drum Brakes
136-inch Wheelbase

*Final example of only 12 built
*Believed to have been owned by King Hussein of Jordan
*Striking bodywork by LeBaron
*In beautiful overall condition


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Among 1938 Lincolns, the Model K was decidedly more conservative than the streamlined Zephyr that had debuted two years earlier, but it was no less handsome for having a more traditional appearance. Updated continuously since its 1930 introduction, the Model K had by 1938 seen its headlights integrated into the fenders rather than set alongside the grille, and the fenders themselves were better integrated with the body. The windshield had acquired a more rakish profile thanks to new V-shaped glass introduced in 1937.

The car offered here exudes an assertive self-confidence thanks to custom coachwork by LeBaron. Established in New York in 1920, the LeBaron Carrosserie was purchased by Walter O. Briggs in 1926 and operated as a subsidiary of his Briggs Manufacturing Company thereafter. Though LeBaron's New York office and Bridgeport, Connecticut body plant remained in operation through 1930, the entire LeBaron operation was located in Detroit from the end of that year until the Briggs family sold the company to Chrysler in 1953. Throughout its existence, LeBaron was known for elegant yet energetic designs, and for the high-quality coachwork it built for premium carmakers like Duesenberg, Packard, Cadillac, and Chrysler's Imperial line.

Atop the 136-inch Model K chassis, LeBaron designed this car as a genuine two-seat hardtop. The cockpit is set slightly rearward between the two axles, with a long hood emphasizing the powerful V-12 engine at the front of the machine. The roofline is aggressively low, covered in matte black cloth that provides an elegant contrast to the gloss black finish of the body. Beneath its long, gently sloping rear sheet metal, the car features a trunk rather than a rumble seat, leaving no chance that its perfect lines will be disrupted while the car is in motion. Though chrome plating has been applied to the grille, headlight surrounds and bumpers, the body is relatively unadorned, impressing with its beautiful proportions and high-quality fit and finish rather than excessive brightwork.

The car features mechanical drum brakes at all four corners, aided by the vacuum booster introduced on Model K cars in 1937. The engine is Lincoln's 414-cubic inch V-12, which delivers 150 horsepower to the live rear axle through a three-speed manual gearbox. The engine bears the matching K9314 serial number to the chassis, confirmed as original by documents at the Benson Ford Research Center. The documents also note that the car is body number 12, making it the final of 12 LeBaron Coupes built, and confirming that it was painted and upholstered in black before being assigned to Lincoln's New York sales office.

Though its early ownership history is unknown, this LeBaron Coupe was reportedly purchased by King Hussein of Jordan for inclusion in his superb automobile collection at the Royal Museum in Amman, Jordan. Following the King's death in 1999, his daughter, Princess Alia, gave the car identified as "engine no. K9314" to Mr. Said Abd Alkareem Rasheed Mohamed Rasheed, as documented on December 18, 2002. The LeBaron Coupe was registered to him in 2004, identified again as K9314 but with no indication of its purchase details, having been received as a gift.

A few years later, the car was purchased by the Paul and Chris Andrews Collection of Fort Worth, Texas. Father Paul and son Chris Andrews treated the car to engine work by Hatfield Restorations of Canton, Texas, which returned its V-12 to as-new condition. Much of its exterior chrome was replated, as well. The paint and interior remain in excellent condition, with just enough patina on the interior trim to give this car an authentic yet impeccably cared-for appearance.

Sold by the Andrews Collection in 2015 along with 77 other cars, this 1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe by LeBaron is available once again, presenting an unexpected opportunity to own one of the most beautiful Lincolns of the 1930s. As the last of only 12 such cars built, and as one of the last Model Ks built before production was halted in 1940, its rarity ensures that it will be a standout on any concours lawn, or in any vintage driving event.

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<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
<b>1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. K9314<br />Engine no. K9314
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