1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 news, pictures, and information
The Model K: A Brief HistoryThe Lincoln Model K series was introduced in 1931 and produced in limited numbers through 1939. These cars were V-8 powered until 1933 when a 381 cid V-12 became the standard power plant. Displacement was increased to 414 cubic inches accompanied by a 25-bhp boost to 150 horses in 1935. This excellent engine would power the K's until the end of its run in 1939.
During this time, Lincoln offered a wide selection of semi-custom bodies from LeBaron, Willoughby, Brunn and Judkins. Customers could order their own full-custom coachwork as well, but these special-order cars were built in minuscule numbers.
The 1936 Lincoln K
Standard Model K's for 1936 were subjected to a bit of a face-lift, with a new grille pattern, a more sharply raked windshield, smoother fenders and repositioned headlamps. Pressed-steel wheels replaced the wire wheels of previous years while underneath, the all-helical gear transmission and five engine mounts (in place of the previous four) promised even quieter running in an already near-silent automobile. Total model-year production for the 1936 K, including full customs, was 1,515 cars.
Until recently acquired by the current owner, this automobile has spent its entire life in west Texas (where the climate contributed to the car's preservation over the years).
Power is supplied by a Lincoln-built 414 cub-cinch V-12 engine that produces 150 horsepower.
Incredibly, only 740 Lincolns were built on the 145-inch wheelbase chassis and that included 20 different body styles.
The Brunn Body Company of Buffalo, New York designated this body as an All-Weather Semi-Collapsible Cabriolet. The 'all weather', title referred to the inclusion of roll-up windows in the chauffeur's compartment, to keep inclement weather out. The 'semi-collapsible', refers to the rear one-third of the top being collapsible, but not the entire roof top assembly.
Other unique features include a cigar smoke vent in the roof, blue tail light lenses, mahogany interior wood, a leather top and a chauffeur's compartment modified for a short statured driver. This car carried series number 'One' of the Brunn Body Company for 1934. they produced two of these bodies. They ride on a chassis with a 145-inch wheelbase, motivated by a 150 horsepower V-12 engine.
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