1937 Lincoln Model K Vehicle Profile

Tourer
Coachwork: Willoughby
By 1937, sales of the Lincoln K, introduced in 1931, had dwindled as the era of big V12 and V16-powered luxury cars was coming to an end. However, Edsel Ford commissioned custom body builder Francis Willoughby of Utica, New York to produce a large, 7-passenger open touring car for their most elite clientele. The end result was a sleek 145 inch wheelbase, aluminum bodied phaeton with V-shaped windshield, geometric shaped side vent windows and hidden jump seats. Combined with Lincoln's new integrated, tear drop headlamps, the striking car sold for $5,500. Weighing in at over three tons, its price tag far exceeded the cost of the average American home at the time. Not surprising, given that the nation was still in the grips of the Great Depression, only seven of these automobiles were produced in 1937 - two are known to survive. This one was equipped as a 'parade car' for the Governor of California.

By 1937, open cars, such as this seven-passenger touring car, were being built in very small numbers. The public's taste had definitely switched to closed cars. And, a declining number of luxury automobiles were being sold as the depression deepened in the United States.

This Lincoln, which features a custom body by the Willoughby Body Co. of Utica, New York, was sold new to the state of California, to be used by its governor as a parade car.

For 1937 only 977 Lincoln Twelves were built and that number was spread over 21 different body styles. The lower-priced Lincoln-Zephyr was keeping the Lincoln name alive.

All Lincoln Twelves were built on the 145-inch wheelbase and were powered by Lincoln's 414 cubic-inch V12 that offered 150 horsepower.

The current owner acquired the car with only 16,000 original miles on it, commissioned a full restoration from top-to-bottom, and installed 'high-speed' gearing for touring. This car remains a parade car and is annually featured as the 'lead car' of the Grand Marshal of the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC. It also served as 'the platform' for Vice President Dick Cheney during his campaign swing through Ohio in 2004.

Chassis#

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History

2017 1
2016 1
2015 4
2014 3
2013 1
2010 1
2009 2
2008 3
2007 2
2002 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$93,500$93,5001
2016$66,000$66,0001
2015$77,563$112,7504
2014$150,700$286,0003
2013$49,500$49,5001
2010$106,700$106,7001
2009$115,750$126,5002
2008$130,167$150,7003
2007$77,050$110,0002
2002$22,500$22,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 LINCOLN MODEL K 2-WINDOW BERLINE
Chassis#: K8375
Sold for $93,500
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1937 LINCOLN MODEL K 2-WINDOW BERLINE - V12
Chassis#: K8375
Sold for $66,000
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1937 Lincoln Model K V-12 Two- Window Berline
Chassis#: K8375
Sold for $99,000
  2015 WorldWide Auctions - Houston Classic Auction
 
1937 Lincoln Model K Limousine
Sold for $49,000
  2015 Mecum : Houston
 
1937 Lincoln Model K Convertible Sedan by LeBaron
Chassis#: K-8128
Sold for $112,750
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
 
1937 Lincoln Model K Two-Window Sedan
Chassis#: K-7816
Sold for $49,500
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
    
1937 Lincoln Model K Two-Window Berline by Judkins
Chassis#: K-8423
Sold for $82,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Hershey
 
1937 Lincoln Model K V-12 Semi-Collapsible Cabriolet - Coachwork by Brunn
Sold for $83,600
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1937 LINCOLN K WILLOUGHBY 7 PASSENGER TOURING
Chassis#: K7850
Sold for $286,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1937 Lincoln Model K Limousine
Chassis#: K7676
Sold for $49,500
  2013 RM Auctions - St John's
    
1937 LINCOLN LEBARON CONVERTIBLE SEDAN
Sold for $106,700
  2010 Barrett-Jackson Auction - Las Vegas
 
1937 Lincoln Series K Convertible Sedan
Sold for $105,000
  2009 Leake Auctions - Tulsa - 37th Annual Leake Auto Auction - QuikTrip Center
 
1937 Lincoln Convertible Victoria by Brunn
Sold for $126,500
  2009 Automobiles of Arizona
 
1937 Lincoln Model K Convertible Sedan by LeBaron
Sold for $102,300
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
 
1937 LINCOLN K CABRIOLET
Sold for $150,700
  2008 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2008
 
1937 Lincoln Model K Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: DR139038CAL
Sold for $137,500
  2008 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1937 Lincoln K 7-Passenger Limo Coupe
Sold for $44,100
  2007 Mecum High Performance Auction at St. Charles, Il
 
1937 Lincoln Model K Series 350 Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: K8383
Sold for $110,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1937 LINCOLN K FOUR DOOR
Sold for $22,500
  2002 Kruse Auction - Braunfels, TX
 
1937 LINCOLN K FOUR DOOR SEDAN
Sold for $26,000
  2001 Kruse Auction - Auburn, IN
 

No Sale

1937 Lincoln Model K's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 Lincoln Model K Convertible Sedan by LeBaronK-81282014 RM Auctions Hershey$125,000$130,000$160,000
1937 Lincoln Model K V-12 Limousine 2014 Auctions America Auburn Fall$55,000  
1937 Lincoln Model K Convertible Sedan - Coachwork by LeBaron 2014 Auctions America : California$82,000  
1937 Lincoln Model K Two-Window BerlineK-84232013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$135,000  
1937 Lincoln Model K Judkins Five-Passenger Berline 2010 RM Auctions Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale$60,000$70,000$90,000
1937 Lincoln K Judkins Five-Passenger Berline 2009 Classic Car Auction of Michigan$70,000  
1937 Lincoln Model K Panel BroughamK83762008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions$150,000$250,000$350,000
1937 Lincoln Series K Convertible Sedan 2008 Leake Auctions Dallas 36th Annual Leake Auto Auction Market Hall$130,000  
1937 Lincoln Model K 359-B V12 6.8 litre Semi-Collapsible Cabriolet 2004 Bonhams The Goodwood Revival $30,000$50,000
1937 Lincoln Model K 359-B V12 6.8 litre Semi-Collapsible Cabriolet 2004 Bonhams Veteran, Vintage & Collectors' Motor Cars & Automobilia $40,000$50,000

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