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1931 Lincoln Model K
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RM Auctions at Amelia Island
Dual Cowl Phaeton
Engine Num: 46129
Sold for $159,500 at
2006 RM Auctions
Sold for $165,000 at
2013 RM Auctions
This 1931 Lincoln Model K Dual Cowl Phaeton sits atop a 145 inch wheelbase. Located in the front of the vehicle is a 385 cubic-inch side-valve engine with 120 horsepower. Power was the sent to the rear wheels through a three-speed manual gearbox with floor shifter. The body was suspended in place by leaf springs in the front and rear with a solid front axle, torque tube drive and floating rear axle. Stopping power was supplied by four-wheeled Bendix mechanical drum brakes.
The acquisition of the Lincoln Company by Henry Ford brought about many styling improvements to the Lincoln brand of vehicles. The lines of the Dual Cowl Phaeton are graceful and elegant.
This dual-cowl phaeton was popular with wealthy aristocrats for their summer estates. It has fully articulated fan-shaped windows in the front doors, with the more traditional 'wind wings' affixed to the second windshield used by the rear seat passengers. With the front windows lowered, a long, narrow body-color hinge drops over the opening to seal the insdie fo the door. This creates a true phaeton with graceful elegance.
This was the first Lincoln phaeton model to feature a fixed front windshield. Earlier styles used the folding type.
This Lincoln Model K was once in the long-time care of a collector in the American South, who acquired the car in 1973. A restoration was completed in 1975, and the car received its AACA National First Prize that same year. From there, the car was properly stored and maintained in the owner's collection. A second restoration was undertaken in 2005. Soon after, the car joined the Kughn collection. From there, it has been re-introduced to the show circuit. The car was shown at the Lincoln & Continental Owners Club meet at Hickory Corners in 2005, and it was also at the CCCA Grand Classic and CCCA Museum Grand Experience the same year. At the 2006 Michigan Region Grand Classic, the car was judged at 98 points and received its Primary Senior First honors; it returned to the event in 2007 and was judged Senior Second with 96.5 points. The Lincoln also made a well-received appearance at the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance in 2006.
Since the car's most recent restoration, the car has covered just 23 miles.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2013