1931 was a pivotal year for the Lincoln Motor Company as it marked the introduction of the critically important Model K. The outgoing Model L had been a mainstay of the marque for many years, though it was clear that it had reached the end of its development in an increasingly competitive luxury car market. With a new chassis, fresh new styling and a revised V8 engine, the Model K would lead Lincoln into the new era, and it would serve as Ford Motor Company’s proud flagship throughout the 1930s. Setting the Model K apart from its predecessor was fresh and handsome new styling that featured graceful, flowing fenders and a peaked radiator grille. The styling was understated, crisp and elegant and would set the trend for Lincoln styling for the next decade. The new 145-inch wheelbase chassis was stronger than before and gave the Lincoln K a low-slung and modern appearance. As before, the finest American coachbuilders, including Judkins, Dietrich and Brunn offered their services which supplemented a range of factory-catalog body offerings. Mechanically, the 1931 Model K was somewhat of an interim model, in that it retained the 384.8 cubic inch V8 engine developed in the Model L, but featuring a number of changes to improve reliability and output. The crank was updated with five main bearings, a new Stromberg downdraft carburetor fitted and a mechanical fuel pump replaced the old vacuum system. The revised, high-compression engine would produce a very useful 120 horsepower and give the new Lincoln the performance it needed to keep up with the competition. After 1931, the K-series was split into two ranges, the V8 powered, KA and V12 powered KB. V8 KA-series cars reverted back to the shorter 136” inch wheelbase to distinguish them from their more expensive counterparts. This makes the 1931 models unique as they are the only V8 powered K-series to be built on the elegant long-wheelbase chassis. With the beautifully engineered Model K, Lincoln had fully established itself as a worthy competitor to the likes of Packard, Cadillac and Pierce-Arrow. This handsome 1931 Lincoln Model K wears elegant 3-window Town Sedan coachwork; style 204-B from Lincoln’s factory body catalog. Finished in understated dark green with black trim and gold coach stripes, this Model K is an attractive and well-sorted example that drives beautifully and is ideally suited for touring and regular enjoyment on the road. According to the previous owner, the car was lightly restored in about 2000, when it was stripped and repainted in the attractive dark green acrylic enamel it wears today. The paintwork has been very well maintained since, remaining glossy with straight body panels and pleasing, honest quality. At the time of the repaint, the bumpers were restored and replated, while the rest of the brightwork is a mix of good quality original and older restored parts. Accessories include dual sidemount spare wheels with chrome mirrors, a trunk rack with a period appropriate trunk, and body color wire wheels fitted with Firestone whitewall tires. A particular highlight of this car is the exquisite interior, which was restored in 2011 at a significant cost by Addison Auto Interiors. Trimmed in lovely tan broadcloth with subtly contrasting brown piping, the seats show virtually no use, with matching tan carpets in similarly fine order. Rear occupants are treated to luxurious accommodations and abundant leg room. A pair of foot rests is trimmed to match the carpet, and a full complement of roller shades are fitted to the rear windows as original. When new, the Town Sedan would likely have been owner-driven rather than chauffeur driven, so the driver gets equal amounts of luxury up front, again with beautiful broadcloth upholstery and an elegant dash fitted a full array of instruments including a drum-type speedometer and a Seth Thomas clock. In addition, the lack of a divider window allows for more legroom up front and greater driver comfort. Coinciding with the restoration of the upholstery, the extensive interior nickel fittings and hardware were replated. The big 384.8 cubic inch L-head V8 fires up easily and runs beautifully, sending power through a three speed gearbox with synchronized 2nd and 3rd gears and a freewheeling clutch. Subject to an extensive rebuild by respected expert Mike Grunewald in 2012, the engine benefits from new heads and pistons as well as a restored fuel system. It is a joy to drive; the powerful V8 running in virtual silence and the gearbox operation feeling slick and composed. Engine compartment cosmetics are quite strong; the V8 detailed with correct black enamel heads, bright alloy crank case and original-type fittings, hardware and ancillaries. It shows only limited use and remains very clean, with only some minor cracking evident in the porcelain manifold, but is otherwise very tidy and correct. This handsome Lincoln K combines elegant Classic Era styling with effortless driving characteristics and a very well-preserved restoration. It is an approved CCCA Full Classic, ideally suited for CARavan touring or similar driving events. The most recent owners have maintained the car in top mechanical condition and have enjoyed it on numerous Illinois Region tours, and happily report it to be a wonderful driving car. Along with touring, it was shown at the Concours d’Elegance of the Americas at St. Johns in 2013. The approachable, easy-driving nature also makes it a fine choice for casual family ice cream runs and relaxed cruising on your favorite roads. Finely finished and thoroughly enjoyable, this grand and elegant Lincoln Town Sedan is sure to please its next keeper.
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NOT SELLING. So I am trying to find my dad's old 1969 Lincoln Continental and have been searching for a while now with some luck knowing that it got sold to someone in Essex and from there I don't know what happened to it because that owner sold it. It shows up on the Dvla which is good and says the tax expired 01 January 1999 but it would avoid the tax anyway. The MOT box is green and says no details known but it has been before. Knowing that it shows up on the Dvla should hopefully mean that it hasn't been scrapped and is in good care. Would the registration change? Etc. The registration is: ELW66J. It had a 7.5 litre V8 which could climb hills at 120Mph and still would want to go faster! I'm just looking for any information about this specific car. Thanks, Jack
The prestigious Model K served as Lincoln Motor Car Company’s flagship model throughout the 1930s. When introduced in 1931, the K-series hit the showrooms featuring a new 145-inch wheelbase chassis with power coming via the 348.8 cubic inch V8 engine. While the V8 provided more than adequate performance for most clients, Lincoln was feeling the pressure from Cadillac and Packard to offer an engine of greater than eight cylinders. Ford Motor Company responded to the Cadillac V12 and V16 with its own V12-powered Model KB in 1932. The K-series was then split into two separate ranges, with the KA carrying over the V8 engine and the KB featuring the new 448 cubic inch V12. The early years of the Great Depression meant that sales were slim, but the V12 remained a key part of the Lincoln lineup well into the 1930s, keeping the company at the sharp end of the luxury car market even through those difficult economic times. By 1937, the junior model Zephyr had joined the range as a bridge between top-line Fords and the prestigious Model K. The Zephyr was also powered by a V12 engine, albeit of smaller displacement, but Lincoln continued to offer the Model K for high end buyers, who now had 17 different custom body styles to select from. The basic styling was simple but elegant, with art-deco inspired teardrop headlamps that were faired-in to the streamlined fenders and V-shaped windscreens were fitted on all standard bodies. On the mechanical side, the 414 cubic inch flathead V-12 engine was updated with hydraulic lifters and a revised cam shaft then placed further forward in the chassis to allow for more passenger room. The resulting car was elegant and understated, yet with an imposing presence and performance that demanded attention. Edsel Ford, then in charge of Lincoln, entrusted a select number of coachbuilders to supply catalog bodies for the K-series. Edsel had a keen eye for style, and he partnered with four independent coachbuilders - Judkins, Brunn, Willoughby and LeBaron, whom he had determined offered the kind of quality and style that Lincoln buyers demanded. To minimize overlap, each coachbuilder was assigned a different style. For example, Judkins focused on closed sedans and coupes, while Willoughby of Utica, New York would specialize in limousines, landaulets and town cars of the finest quality. One of Willoughby & Company’s most distinct offerings was the razor-edge style Panel Brougham, as fitted to our featured 1937 Lincoln Model K, chassis number K8376. At $7,050, it was the most lavish and expensive factory catalogued body available and as a result, just nine were built, of which only two are known to survive today. The distinct styling features sweeping door lines that harken to the carriage days, as well as a steeply raked, thin pillar V-windscreen, open driver’s compartment, and an enclosed passenger compartment with sharply creased corners. The period brochure describes the Willoughby Panel Brougham as “An eminently correct motor car for formal use...” Intended to be chauffeur driven, as the driver’s compartment can be opened with the removal of the soft leatherette roof. Customers could opt for plain painted livery or the fabulously intricate hand-painted “caning” as applied to this car. Serial number K8376 is one of just two known survivors to wear this magnificent body style, and it was once part of the illustrious collection of J.C. Whitney founder Roy Warshawsky, who had a particular fondness for Lincoln automobiles. The magnificent restoration was performed by the highly regarded Rick Kriss, and the car scored a Best in Class at the 1988 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as well as an AACA National First Prize in the same year. Following the dispersing of Warshawsky’s collection, this Lincoln was acquired by Dr. Joseph Murphy of Pennsylvania, who sold it two years later to the renowned collector, General William Lyon. The stately Lincoln remained a fixture of Gen. Lyon’s collection for a decade before joining the most recent owner’s stable of important Full Classic automobiles in 2008. This wonderful Willoughby-bodied Lincoln remains in beautiful condition, clearly having benefitted from years of expert care in the hands of several renowned collectors. The black paint befits the razor-edge styling beautifully, and it remains in excellent condition with just the slightest hint of patina beginning to appear. The gorgeous coachwork is fully accessorized, with dual Senior Trippe Lights, Greyhound mascot, dual sidemount spares with painted covers, dual outside mirrors, and chrome wire wheels with wide-white tires. The presentation is simply beautiful, the restoration having matured slightly, though has obviously been treated to the utmost in care. The driver’s compartment is trimmed in black leather as original, as it is hard wearing and easily maintained for chauffeur duty. The dash retains its original instrumentation and controls, with fabulous art-deco detailing. In the rear, passengers travel in lush accommodations with gray broadcloth upholstery and matching carpeting. The upholstery and fittings remain in excellent condition, belying the years since the restoration was completed. Luxurious details abound such as dual wood-trimmed vanity mirrors, dual ash trays, a roll-down glass division, fabric roller blinds on all windows, foot rests, dual jump seats and a handsome Jaeger 8-day clock. Wood trim and detailing is exemplary, with the car still presenting very much in showable condition. The factory original V12 engine is in fine running order, having been well maintained and sparingly used in the hands of its previous owners. Engine presentation is excellent, befitting a car that is a prior class winner at Pebble Beach. The Model K was renowned in its time for exceptional smoothness and power, and this example lives up to that legacy, performing admirably on the road while exuding a sense of quality and occasion with its fabulous coachwork. A very well-maintained older restoration with important and rare coachwork, this handsome Lincoln Model K is quite well suited for local concours, CCCA or AACA events and would make a most elegant choice for CCCA CARavan tours. Just as it did in 1937, this lavish motorcar exemplifies pre-war grandeur and sophistication.
Unlike his extremely pragmatic father, Edsel Ford had a firm grasp on the importance of style and fine design when it came to selling cars. The younger Ford would often have special one-off cars built for his own personal use; casually showing them off to his wealthy, influential friends to gauge their reaction. Late in 1938, Edsel Ford partnered with stylist Eugene T. “Bob” Gregorie to create a one-off personal car based on the V12 Lincoln Zephyr. Lincoln needed a new car at the top of its lineup, and the one-off car created for Edsel proved to be a huge hit with his friends. From his vacation home, he sent a telegram back to Dearborn proclaiming he could sell thousands of the new car and thus, the Continental was born. Having bridged the pre-war and post-war years successfully, the Continental was discontinued in 1948. But by the early 1950s, under the guidance of Edsel’s son William Clay Ford, Ford Motor Company began working on a new brand that would could not only compete with, but surpass Packard and Cadillac. This would be a car comparable to the likes of Rolls-Royce and Mercedes-Benz, an American luxury car to take on the best the world had to offer… and the name Continental was the perfect moniker for this European flavored personal luxury car. For the Continental’s second incarnation, Ford created The Continental Motor Division which was a separate, stand-alone division independent from Lincoln. Their first model, the Mark II was designed from the ground up with the goal of being the finest on the market. An all new chassis was designed with outboard frame rails which allowed the body to be mounted very low. Suspension was conventional, with some parts sourced from other Ford divisions. Power came via a Lincoln-derived 368 cubic inch (6.0 liter) Y-block V8. What differed however, was that each Continental engine was balanced, blueprinted, and rigorously tested to ensure it met the quoted 285 horsepower output. The new chassis was clothed in a body penned by John Reinhart and engineered by the great Gordon Buehrig. At 18-feet long and just 4-feet, 8-inches tall, it was no doubt imposing, but Ford took bold step to buck the popular trend of chrome and fins in favor of a look that was elegant, understated and minimally adorned. It was a model of sophistication and in many ways, well ahead of its time; judged today as one of the most beautiful American cars of the era - and perhaps of all time. Aside from its graceful style, the two-door coupe was built with the finest materials such as Bridge of Weir leather and hand finished paintwork. Every car had electric windows and seats, along with power steering, power brakes, tachometer, and automatic transmission. The only option available was air conditioning – which cost a staggering $595 (more than $5000 today). Each car was road tested and delivered in a special fleece-lined cover. Given the meticulous nature of the Mk II’s assembly and despite its $10,000 price tag (the most expensive American car at the time) it is said that Continental lost money on every car sold, and the division was folded into Lincoln after 1957. Regardless, the Continental Mk II made a bold statement that Ford was not afraid to take on the best the world had to offer, and they did so with a most breathtaking automobile that was embraced by celebrities and business moguls the world over. Our featured 1956 Continental Mk II is a very fine example that has covered just over 61,000 miles from new and has been lovingly maintained and cosmetically restored to a very high standard. This car is finished in its original and desirable color scheme of black over a two-tone white and red interior –the same as what appeared in many of Continental’s original promotional materials. According to a copy of the original invoice, it was delivered via L&W Motors in Canton, Illinois to Robert J. Burst. It appears to have spent much of its life in that state before being sold to a buyer from Sweden in approximately 2008. While in Sweden, it was treated to a high quality bare metal respray, all body rubbers were replaced and a new exhaust system fitted, using parts sourced from American specialists. Today, this Continental presents in beautiful condition, with an exceptionally straight body and consistent panel fit. The black paint remains in superb order, accented by high quality chrome bumpers and trim, most of which appear to be outstanding originals. Given the cost and complexity of restoring a Mk II, many have been mistreated or neglected, so it is rare to find such a handsome and well-presented example as this. The luxurious interior is trimmed in supple leather as original, with white bolsters accented with red inserts as per the original invoice. The seats and soft trim are in fine condition, showing only light use. Door panels, dash and carpets are excellent and all original switches and chrome fittings remain in good condition. The beauty of a Mk II can be found in the details, such as the quality of the ash trays and the simple but elegantly styled instruments; details that reveal just how hard Ford worked to ensure the Continental would be a true world-class luxury car. Mechanically, these cars are known for their refinement and robust build quality, and of course this example is no exception. The big Y-block V8 is beautifully detailed and correctly presented, with proper fittings, 1094 carburetor, and factory correct paint finishes. It of course runs strong and delivers excellent performance. The chassis and undercarriage are tidy and well detailed, showing this as a car that has been sympathetically restored but also carefully used and enjoyed. The Continental Mk II is one of our very favorite post-war American classics. Bold and brash in concept, yet subtle and sophisticated in the metal, it was a true showpiece of what American car makers can do when brimming with confidence. With only 3,000 built, the Mk II is also relatively rare, with fine examples such as this proving very difficult to come by. This car comes complete with the original hardbound book that accompanied every Mk II, as well as restoration receipts, invoice, original brochures and period sales training literature. It is a fine example of what may be the ultimate personal luxury car.
Lincoln Continental MK4 1976 rare Lipstick edition For sale is this beautiful 1976 Lincoln Continental MK4 Lipstick edition. Only few of these editions were built. Original crème white paint, lots of chrome pieces on the car. V8 engine is in good condition and has the great American sound. Interior in white leather with red lipstick details. Seats and windows are electric. This continental drives great and has the optional power brakes and powersteering. Originals books and some invoices of the past are present Car has Belgium title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport.
From 1931 through 1940, the K-series sat atop the Lincoln lineup, serving as the marque’s flagship offering during the height of, and twilight of, the coachbuilt American motorcar era. The first K-series cars were powered by an L-Head V8 of adequate power, but Cadillac’s headline-stealing salvo in the multi-cylinder war prompted Edsel Ford to respond, and he did so with the commission a V12 engine which was introduced in 1932. The K-series was split between the small displacement KA and the larger and more prestigious KB. By 1934, the series was consolidated and powered by a new 414-cubic inch V12, which remained the basis for the line through 1940. The biggest improvements to the engine came in 1936 with the introduction of hydraulic lifters and a revised cam which allowed for smoother and virtually silent operation. Also from 1936 onward, the engine sat further forward in the chassis, which allowed for greater interior volume, and the body was reworked with a more streamlined appearance. Even with the addition of the Zephyr, Lincoln’s wealthiest clients remained loyal to the Model K, as it still offered the road presence and status of a full-sized, coachbuilt motorcar. Lincoln allowed buyers to specify one of at least 17 different custom-catalog body styles; so each car was built to a standard design with colors and trim chosen by the client. Once selected, the car was built and finished to their tastes. The 1936 K-Series Lincoln was elegant and understated, yet it still had an imposing presence that demanded attention. Ultimately however, sales suffered particularly as the junior series Lincoln Zephyr offered twelve-cylinder prestige at a fraction of the price of the hand-built K-Series. This wonderful 1936 Lincoln Model K wears LeBaron style 334, an elegant convertible sedan body with glass partition riding atop a 145-inch wheelbase chassis. One of just 30 examples of its kind produced, this car is believed to have been purchased new by the Wrigley Family, delivered via a California dealer and kept at the family’s famous Pasadena mansion on Millionaire’s Row. It is not known exactly how long the Wrigley’s retained the car, but it is understood that it remained in California for the next seventy years, eventually joining the legendary broadcaster Art Astor’s extensive collection. It remained with Mr. Astor until its sale in 2008 and it has since been treated to a very sympathetic cosmetic restoration that has been maintained in fine order. The car wears high quality black paintwork that remains in very good condition, atop very straight and sound bodywork. The body is subtly striped in dark red and accessorized with dual side mount spare wheels, dual Trippe driving lamps, dual mirrors and a greyhound radiator mascot. The LeBaron design incorporates an elegantly sloping built-in trunk, while a trunk rack is also fitted for additional luggage capacity. Wide whitewall tires are mounted to optional red wire wheels (stamped steel wheels were offered in 1936 as well) which help to add a pop of color and nicely tie together the interior and exterior themes. Inside the luxurious cabin, dark red leather covers the seats and door panels in front and rear. Roll up side glass keeps occupants warm and dry in poor weather, though we can’t imagine the Wrigley family encountering much of that in beautiful Pasadena! The driver’s compartment has recently been retrimmed as part of the restoration work and shows very light use since; while the rear compartment is believed to still feature the original leather, which remains in excellent condition. Rather unusually for an open body style, this car features a division window to offer privacy to rear occupants. Rear passengers are also treated to individual cigar lighters, foot rests and a lap blanket bar. Up front, the excellent dash features an original radio and good quality instrumentation and switchgear. The black canvas top is excellent and when folded, partially disappears behind the rear seats, lending the car a very sleek and finely resolved appearance whether open or closed. Mechanically, this Model K is in fine order, with the V12 engine running strong and returning very good performance. It drives well on the road, the sympathetic restoration helping to retain a good deal of the original character. The engine shows a fair amount of patina from use but remains tidy and clean, very well suited for touring and regular enjoyment. Thanks to its power and smooth running nature, the Lincoln K-Series is a favorite among tour enthusiasts. This car is a recognized Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America and therefore eligible for their numerous events. Rare and handsomely presented, this Lincoln K would be a most welcome addition to a collection of Full Classic Lincolns or be a fine choice for any enthusiast seeking a beautiful, LeBaron designed, twelve-cylinder Lincoln to enjoy on the road.
Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible in Powder Blue with Blue leather interior and new Dark Blue Canvas soft top. Sold new in Seattle WA and lived there until this month. Last owner since 1983 - 31 years. Very good body with excellent panel fit. Nice paint, some small chips on the trunk mainly. Fantastic leather interior. Brand new top. Mechanically good, runs and drive nicely. Needs power seat motor. This is a way better than average example. Lots of records spanning 34 years, handbook, etc. Inspections encouraged. All sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California. Visit Chequered Flag International online at chequeredflag.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 310-827-8665 today to schedule your test drive.
141Hp >>>>> Oldtimerfarm specializes in consignment sales of vintage and collection cars and we are proud to present you this car. Oldtimerfarm is located in Belgium, 9880 Aalter, Steenweg op Deinze 51C, where this car is in our showroom. We are open from Tuesday to Saturday 10-17h (also without appointment). We are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Mondays on appointment only. Make sure you scroll down to look at the extensive photo report (100 pictures). Of course, a more detailed description can be obtained by telephone. Contact us: Xavier: 0032 472 40 1338 (NL, FR, DE, EN, IT) firstname.lastname@example.org Olivier: 0032 473 11 7300 (NL, FR, DE, EN) email@example.com Oldtimerfarm from Aalter would also like to sell your classic car or car collection. For more information, please contact Xavier. Exhibitions where you can find us: Pictures of the car:
Lowered price from €32.950 -> €29.950 From 1961 until 1969, Lincoln produced the fourth generation of his flagship, the Continental. The design was anchored in a "form follows function" simplicity, with a complete absence of ornamentation. Sightlines across the hood, rear deck, and fenders all seemed to vanish to infinity. The overall effect evoked a sense of dignity, great mass, and authority, in motion or parked. For 1968, Lincoln made several styling changes to the Continental. To meet federal safety standards, the parking lights, taillights, and front turn signals were returned to a wraparound design on the fenders to satisfy Federal standards for side marker lights. For the outboard front seats, shoulder seatbelts were added. For 1969, the fourth-generation Continental entered its last year of production. Lincoln added relatively few changes aside from the addition of federally mandated head restraints. At the beginning of the model year, the 460 V8 entered full production, becoming the sole engine in the Lincoln model line until 1977. Lehmann-Peterson was founded in 1963 when Robert "Pete" Peterson met George "Skip" Lehmann. Robert Peterson was in auto racing and for many yea
Lincoln Continental MK2 Hardtop coupe 1956 very rare The Lincoln was at the introduction in 1955 the most expensive and most luxurious car of the American production available. The Continental MK2 was provided with power windows, power steering, power brakes and power seats. This impressive hard top coupe was delivered in a very beautiful white paint and beautiful chromeparts. Recently the brakes and brake assister were fully revised. The interior has beautiful leather in a red and white colourcombination and looks as new. Even the impressive steering wheel has leather too. Only 1600 examples of the Lincoln MK2 left. A rare classic car for collectors. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport.
Lincoln Continental Convertible, 1965, V8 big Block, suicide doors in good condition The Lincoln Continental convertible was the most luxurious Lincoln. The model got its famous suicide doors from 1960’s. This 1965 model had beautiful green paint. The green leather interior offers lots of comfort. Dashboard has many original chrome. The softtop is electric and in good shape. The Big Block V8 , 7047CC, 324HP engine has an automatic gearbox and is a very comfortable car to drive.
The Classic Car Gallery is proud offer this Rare 1948 Lincoln Continental Convertible. The car is in excellent driver condition, and was clearly restored at some time in her past. This post war Lincoln is one of only 452 produced in 1948 and marks the last model of V12 American car ever produced. The body was repainted in her original Pace Car Yellow and all exterior chrome and trim was either replaced or refurbished. The 292ci V12 runs very well and produces great power and torque. The 130 3-Speed manual transmission shifts smoothly and transitions through gears with ease. The Pace Car Yellow paint is in overall good shape but has some signs of age. The paint has flaked in a few areas, but is in overall healthy condition. The tan canvas top is new, the rear plastic window is clear and the hydraulic top mechanism operates as it should. The Burgundy Leather interior is in excellent shape and has very little wear. The dash and all supporting instrumentation shows well and the clock, radio (radio doesnt play), gauges all light up and work. The hydraulic windows work well, and all mechanical systems work as they should. The car just received a full tune-up, including fluid change and
Henry M. Leland may not be a household name in the same way that Henry Ford is, but his influence on the American automotive landscape is no less important and far reaching. A machinist and inventor who learned tool making in the firearms industry, he was at the leading edge of automobile development at the turn of the 20th century. During his time running the Leland and Faulconer he supplied engines for Ransom E. Olds. He also, incidentally, invented the electric barber’s clipper! In 1902, Leland was brought in to the Henry Ford Company to appraise their assets prior to liquidation. Leland complied but suggested they reorganize and build a car based on an engine Leland supplied to Olds. The new company was called Cadillac and they set to work building some of the finest early motorcars available. Leland applied many of the lessons he learned in the firearms business to the automobile, most importantly, the use of interchangeable parts. Leland sold Cadillac to General Motors in 1909, but remained in charge. He headed the development of the electric self-starter alongside Charles Kettering in 1912. A dispute over the production of Liberty Aircraft engines led to his departure from Cadillac in 1916, and his subsequent founding of another great American luxury marque – Lincoln. The Model L was Henry Leland’s first model since he formed Lincoln Motor Company following his contentious departure from Cadillac. Introduced in 1917, the Model L was designed by Leland’s son-in-law, Angus Woodbridge who, curiously, was trained as a ladies hat maker. In spite of Mr. Woodbridge’s unconventional training, the Model L was a fine car, if perhaps viewed as a bit old-fashioned in its day. Financial troubles hit the company hard during the post WWI recession, and in 1922 Leland sold Lincoln to Henry Ford for $8 million. Ford immediately displaced Leland and Woodbridge, and assigned his own son Edsel to head the new division. Edsel, unlike his father, understood the importance of style on a high end automobile and he designed a new body for the L-series, and improved handling with the addition of hydraulic shock absorbers. They also streamlined the production process, saving vast amounts of money and turning Lincoln into a profitable business in less than a year. By 1925, the robust L-Series was restyled again with a new nickel-plated radiator shell. The 90 horsepower V8 and three-speed transmission remained and the car sold well, offered in a variety of body styles. Our featured example is from 1925 and is dressed in a rare and attractive convertible coupe body by LeBaron. It is finished in a unique tri-tone scheme, with medium khaki body sides, darker hood and accent lines, and black fenders and swage lines. The colors are accented with red pinstripes and red wire wheels, giving a fun and sporting appearance. This Model-L wears a very well preserved older restoration featuring an array of fantastic period accessories. Body lines are very good, and the high quality LeBaron convertible coupe body exhibits excellent fit and finish for the period, however the paint is just starting to show some age. Starting at the front end, it wears nickel plated Drum headlights, a badge bar-mounted drum spot light, and a very rare OWL accessory light mounted high on the radiator shell. Whoever the heroic original owner was in 1925 must have enjoyed high-speed motoring at night! Atop the nicely restored radiator sits the famous Lincoln Greyhound mascot. Moving back, you find drum cowl lights, dual sidemount spare tires with mirrors, an opening windscreen and body side golf-bag door. Rumble seat passengers are treated to their own folding windshield to ensure their comfort and a covered trunk sits out back on a folding rack. The LeBaron designed body is very stylish and well-proportioned with a long, tapering rear deck and it wears the accessories well without appearing overwrought. The cozy cockpit is trimmed in period appropriate cloth which presents in good condition, showing little wear since the restoration was completed. Wood on the dash, door caps and steering wheel are all in good order and the original instrumentation is all intact and attractive. The rumble seat is trimmed in brown leather, which would be correct for the period, as it was harder wearing and more likely to see weather. The flat head 90 horsepower V8 engine is very nicely presented in correct gray paint on the heads and cylinders. Polished hardware, correct clamps and painted accessories round out the detailing. The engine is mated to a 3-speed manual gearbox which is strong and easy to operate. With lots of interesting accessories, a very rare and desirable LeBaron body and a quality restoration that has been very well maintained, this Lincoln L is sure to charm its next owner.