Bonhams : 1931 Lincoln Model K Touring ConversionChassis no. 68978Engine no. 46445
<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445

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1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion

Sold for US$ 40,320 inc. premium
1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion
Chassis no. 68978
Engine no. 46445

385ci L-Head V-8 Engine
Single 2-Barrel Downdraft Stromberg Carburetor
90bhp at 2,800rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Internal Expanding Mechanical Drum Brakes

*A handsome conversion from a sedan
*Older restoration
*A fine touring car
*CCCA Full Classic®


THE LINCOLN MODEL K

Competition in the American luxury market was heating up in the early Thirties, however, and Lincoln responded in 1931 with the Model K, signaling a move beyond the Leland legacy. The respected Leland-designed V-8 with its fork-and-blade connecting rods remained for 1931 but with new cylinder heads, manifolding and a downdraft 2-barrel carburetor (the first appearance of a downdraft 2-barrel on any American automobile.) Its horsepower increased dramatically, now being rated at 120 brake horsepower, up 1/3 from the same displacement's 90bhp rating in 1930.

More significantly, Lincoln introduced an all-new drop-frame chassis with up to the minute features and 145 inch wheelbase, nine inches longer than 1930. Nineteen inch wheels complemented the dropped frame while a new gearbox with freewheeling and synchromesh on the two top gears, a double disc clutch, Houdaille double-acting shock absorbers and Bendix Duo-Servo brake booster reflected how thoroughly Lincoln was being transformed.

The reason for all this updating would become apparent in 1932 when Lincoln dropped into the new frame a new, 448 cubic inch V-12 to create the Model KB, but in 1931 it meant Lincoln Model K buyers got a new level of comfort, performance, safety and design flexibility to complement the vastly improved Leland-designed V-8 engine.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The Lincoln 5-Passenger Touring offered here appears to be a conversion from a sedan. The car was originally completed in April of 1931 and would eventually make its way to Southern California in the collection of David Cadinali from whom it would come to the Tupelo Automobile Museum.

Finished in cream with metallic brown fenders, it appears that the roof was removed, and the car restored sometime in the 1970s or early 1980s. Fitted with a second windscreen and a touring top, the interior was retrimmed in tan, rolled vinyl with exposed upholstery studs. Outside, the running boards are crafted from light and dark timber for a slightly nautical lilt. The side windows have been moved and the doors capped for a sporting look.

A Classic Car Club of America Full Classic®, this 1931 Lincoln Model K will more than hold its own when shown or toured.
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<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445
<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445
<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445
<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445
<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445
<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445
<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445
<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445
<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445
<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445
<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445
<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445
<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445
<b>1931 Lincoln Model K Touring Conversion</b><br />Chassis no. 68978<br />Engine no. 46445
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