Lincoln 7-Passenger Sport Touring
Lincoln became the flagship of Ford’s empire, its fortunes entrusted largely to his son Edsel. Sales were never immense, but Lincoln’s prestige was an asset, particularly after Edsel’s fine eye for design did away with the perpendicular Leland-era bodies. Edsel looked to coachbuilders for inspiration, enlisting such custom houses as Brunn, Judkins, Willoughby, Murphy and Locke to provide bodies, many of which appeared in Lincoln’s catalogues. The Lincoln Model L was among Lincoln’s roster of coachbuilders during the era, Locke & Company primarily provided open bodies, including roadsters and phaetons.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2012 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
90 bhp, 357.8 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 136".
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Douglas Thompson