Lincoln KB 7-Passenger Sport Touring

Lincoln, which was founded on the premise of building a car without compromise, remained committed to his philosophy and was more than prepared for the challenge of the multi-cylinder race going on in the early 1930s. The debut of Lincoln’s all-new V-12, therefore, came as no surprise in 1932. Neither did the quality of its engineering; with its forged crankshaft, seven main-bearing bottom end design, fork-and-blade connecting rods and separate cylinder blocks, the new engine was certainly an engineering tour de force. The only problem with the KB was the prohibitive manufacturing cost of its V-12 engine, which was in fact so expensive to build that it was replaced in just two years by a more conventional design, making 1933 the last year for what many consider the ultimate Lincoln of the Classic Era. The result is that among collectors today, the 1932 and 1933 KB Lincolns have achieved exalted status.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.

150 bhp, 448 cu. in. L-head V-12 engine, Stromberg two-barrel carburetor, three-speed sliding gear manual transmission, solid front axle, full-floating rear axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs front and rear, and four-wheel, power-assisted Bendix Duo-Servo mechanical brakes. Wheelbase: 145".

Source: RM Auctions

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