1938 Lincoln Model K Cabriolet Limousine Vehicle Profile

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

1938 Lincoln Model K photograph

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Cabriolet Limousine
Coachwork: Brunn
Henry Martin Leland is inextricably linked as the brilliant engineer who not only founded Cadillac, but was also responsible for many innovations during his tenure. He was 74 years old when he quit General Motors after a quarrel with Billy Durant. Following his departure, Leland set up a company to produce Liberty aircraft engines receiving a $10 million advance contract. As the war ended, Leland was beset with a huge factory, 6,000 employees, and mounting debt. Building an automobile was what he knew best, and that's what he did. Within three hours of announcing his new automobile, Leland had raised $6.5 million in stock. The automobile was named Lincoln, in honor of the first president for whom Leland had voted. After 17 months, just 3,400 had been sold and Leland's board of directors acted quickly to stem the red ink. On February 4th of 1922, Ford Motor Company bought the Lincoln Motor Company for $8 million. Leland departed just four months later.

By 1938, the luxury automobile market was disappearing. Lincoln was one of the last companies building these cars and in 1938 with total sales of only 416 cars, the company offered 19 different body styles, including 13 different custom bodies - more than any other American luxury car builder.

Lincoln had recognized the decline of the luxury car market by introduced its medium-priced Lincoln-Zephyr in 1936. An immediate hit, nearly 20,000 were sold in 1938.

Thanks to Edsel Ford's personal interest in the marque, Lincoln was a rare survivor of the Great Depression. This long wheelbase Model K Seven Passenger chassis carries a 3-window semi-collapsible cabriolet body custom built for Elizabeth Cates of Ohio. Mrs. Cates ordered the Brunn body with an enclosed roof for the chauffeur and extra headroom to accommodate her husband's tall silk hat. It was given numerous special touches dictated by Mrs. Charles H. Cates of Youngstown, Ohio. The list includes the extra-tall town car body to accommodate Mr. Cates' top hat, along with a solid roof over the chauffer's compartment so that Leonard Prather, her chauffer of 30 years, was protected. She requested black medallions on the wheel covers in lieu of the normal blue cloisonne, and key locks in the hood to prevent intrusion into the engine compartment. The car remains in nearly original condition with just 30,000 miles on the odometer.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2018 1
2016 2
2015 2
2014 1
2013 1
2012 1
2011 2
2010 2
2008 1
2006 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$201,600$201,6001
2016$91,600$123,2002
2015$165,000$231,0002
2014$81,400$81,4001
2013$176,000$176,0001
2012$152,500$152,5001
2011$209,000$214,5002
2010$130,625$200,7502
2008$192,500$192,5001
2006$143,000$143,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe Coachwork by LeBaron
Chassis#: K9314
Sold for $201,600
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1938 Lincoln Model K image  1938 Lincoln Model K image  
1938 Lincoln Model K Limousine
Sold for $60,000
  2016 Mecum : Dallas
 
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER
Chassis#: K9059
Sold for $123,200
  2016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
 
1938 Lincoln Model K LeBaron Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: K 8193
Sold for $99,000
  2015 Dragone Auction - Fall
 
1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe by LeBaron
Chassis#: K9314
Sold for $231,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection
1938 Lincoln Model K image  1938 Lincoln Model K image  
1938 Lincoln Model K Convertible Sedan with Partition Coachwork by LeBaron
Chassis#: K9181
Sold for $81,400
  2014 Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction
 
1938 Lincoln Model K Convertible Victoria by Brunn
Chassis#: K-9139
Sold for $176,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1938 Lincoln Model K image  1938 Lincoln Model K image  
1938 Lincoln K Semi-Collapsible Cabriolet Coachwork by Brunn & Company
Sold for $152,500
  2012 Mecum - Dallas, TX
 
1938 Lincoln Model K Convertible Victoria by Brunn
Chassis#: K-9139
Sold for $203,500
  2011 RM Auctions - Hershey
1938 Lincoln Model K image  1938 Lincoln Model K image  
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K CONVERTIBLE VICTORIA
Chassis#: K90002
Sold for $214,500
  2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1938 Lincoln Model K Convertible Victoria by Brunn
Sold for $200,750
  2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction
 
1938 LINCOLN K LIMOUSINE
Sold for $60,500
  2010 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2010
 
1938 Lincoln Model K Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: K9002
Sold for $192,500
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
1938 Lincoln Model K image  1938 Lincoln Model K image  
1938 Lincoln K Brunn Semi-Collapsible Cabriolet
Chassis#: K9189
Sold for $143,000
  2006 Jerry Capizzi's Cappy Collection
 
1938 Lincoln Model K V12 Touring Cabriolet
Sold for $64,200
  2005 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 
1938 Lincoln Model K Willoubhy Limo
Sold for $37,400
  2003 J.C. Daniels Estate - Lincoln Collection
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1938 Lincoln Model K's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Lincoln Model K Convertible VictoriaK90022011 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $300,000$350,000
1938 Lincoln K 2011 Branson Collector Car Auction$260,000  
1938 LINCOLN K BERLINE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$17,100  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1935 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1935 Convertible Roadster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1935 Convertible Roadster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1935 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1935 Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1935 Sedan
Chassis Num: K3762
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1935 Convertible Roadster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: K3872
Engine Num: K3872
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1935 Convertible Roadster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: K3991
Engine Num: K5627
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1935 Non-Collapsible Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: K4280
Engine Num: K4280
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1935 Convertible Sedan Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: K4582
Engine Num: K4136
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K Series 3001936 Collapsible Convertible
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K Series 3001936 Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K Series 3001936 Convertible Sedan Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: K6205
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K Series 3001936 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: K6276
Engine Num: K6276
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K Series 3001936 Brougham
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: K6702
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1937 Touring Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1937 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1937 Berline 2 Window
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1937 Convertible Roadster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1937 Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1937 Sport Sedan Coupe
Coachbuilder: Willoughby
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1937 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Willoughby
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1937 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Willoughby
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1937 Two Window Sedan
Chassis Num: K-7816
Engine Num: K-7816
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1937 Panel Brougham
Coachbuilder: Willoughby
Chassis Num: K-8376
Engine Num: K-8376
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1937 Limousine
Chassis Num: K7676
Engine Num: K7676
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1937 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: K8222
Engine Num: K8222
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1938 Brougham
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1938 Cabriolet Limousine
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1938 Tourer Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1938 Victoria Convertible
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1938 Victoria Convertible
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1938 Touring Coupe
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1938 Convertible Roadster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1938 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1938 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1938 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1938 Victoria Convertible
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: K-9139
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1938 Victoria Convertible
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: K9002
Engine Num: K9002
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1938 Coupe
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: K9314
Engine Num: K9314
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1939 LeBaron Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: K-9552
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model K1939 Limousine
Chassis Num: K9479


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