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Lot 448A - 1935 Lincoln K Model V12 544

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€23,630

Auction Grandes Marques January 2016
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Lot Number 448A
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number 3965
Year 1935
Make Lincoln
Model K Model V12 544

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Description

The Lincoln K-Series was a luxury vehicle produced by Lincoln from 1930 to 1940. While the original K-Series featured a 6.3 L V8, but as multi cylinder engines became obligatory for luxury cars, a V12 became standard in 1933. As was usual at the time, there was a huge choice of 18 custom and standard Model K body styles.

However, the Lincoln line was greatly trimmed for 1935, with all cars simply called Model K. Lincoln vehicles were aimed at the wealthy and always had been, but during the Great Depression, everyone suffered hugely, and the numbers of the rich were naturally greatly reduced.

Financial backing from the mighty Ford Motor Company helped them through this difficult time and Henry Fords heir, Edsel Ford, was hugely proud of Lincoln and put a vast amount of effort into the vehicles and was a big supporter. Their powerful engines and elegant and well appointed bodies were truly impressive. An improvement that was introduced in the model year of 1935, was that Lincoln moved the rear seats forward so as to hugely improve the ride quality.

This fine example still has its original effortless 150 horsepower 414ci V12 engine and three-speed manual gearbox. As one of 278 ever built, this is a very rare car, and is made ever more special by its history at the Classic Car Club of Americas Concours De Elegance. This event was held in Oakbrook Il., in the summer of 1997. We are informed that the car was a frame off restoration and it still shows today.

For this event it was described as a wonderful show car, as well as having great mechanics that allowed it to travel comfortably at freeway speeds of 55/60 MPH. For the most part since, it has been part of a loved collection and has been used intermittently as a hobby car. 

From new, this would have been one of the finest motor cars in the world when it was produced and was driven by only the most wealthy and influential throughout the world. Even today; this imposing car still represents a huge statement to the world.

The notable build quality of this splendid vehicle has stood the test of time remarkably well, and finished in glossy black with comfortable cloth interior, featuring a real art-deco style dashboard. It will be a fantastic acquisition to anyone who admires pre-war cars; while the odometer reading of 46,239miles cannot be warranted, it is certainly credible in the context of the cars condition.


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