Lincoln Model K Brougham

By 1935, the luxury car market had all but disappeared in America. As a result, most of the great manufacturers were dead or dying; Lincoln would be one of the few remaining survivors, mostly due to the considerable resources of the Ford Motor Company, and Edsel Ford’s strong interest in the line.

In 1936, all Lincolns, excluding the new Zephyr, were grouped under the Model K and Series 300. Still powered by the V12 engine, the car was very similar to the previous year’s model, yet carefully refined. Changes included a windshield with a 27-degree rake, more prominent horizontal bars within the grille, and rounder, more streamlined fenders. The headlights were also lowered, and pressed steel disc-type wheels replaced the previous wire wheels.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2009 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.

150bhp, 414 cu. in. V12 engine, two-barrel carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, full-floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 145"

Source: RM Auctions

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