1939 Lincoln Model K Vehicle Profile

Brunn Touring Cabriolet
Coachwork: Brunn
This 1939 Lincoln Presidential limousine was used from 1939 to 1950. The white house staff sent five pages of special instructions with the order of this vehicle. The list included extra-wide running boards, special platforms at the rear corners, and chrome handles at the rear and sides of the windshield for Secret Service agents. A special compartment was requested, behind the front seat, presumably for firearms. Another request was to have the back doors hinged at the rear rather than the front, presumably to make it easier for President Roosevelt in and out. To accommodate the extra weight of up to eleven people riding in or on the car (secret service staff), a heavy-duty suspension was installed. A siren and blinking red light were installed.

In 1942, the car was upgraded again with steel armor plating, bullet-resistant glass, bullet-resistant tubes in the tires, and revised front sheet metal. These features were added in response to the Pearl Harbor bombing and the United States entry into World War II.

The car was custom-made to make it easier to life President Roosevelt in and out, since his legs had become paralyzed from the fearsome and incurable disease of polio. Despite these hardships, President Roosevelt enjoyed riding in public, and the top of his 'Sunshine Special' convertible was often down as he greeted crowds.

The chassis was made by the Ford Motor Company of Detroit, Michigan. The body was built by the Brunn & Company of Buffalo, New York. Power was from a V-12, L-head engine that displaced 414 cubic-inches and developed 150 horsepower. The weight of the vehicle, with all the improvements, was 9,300 pounds. The original cost was $8,350.

Chassis#

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History

2013 1
2012 1
2011 2
2010 1
2009 1
2006 1
2003 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2013$132,000$132,0001
2012$110,000$110,0001
2011$181,500$297,0002
2010$51,700$51,7001
2009$39,500$39,5001
2006$132,000$132,0001
2003$214,500$385,0002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Lincoln Model K LeBaron Coupe
Sold for $132,000
  2013 Auctions America - California
 
1939 Lincoln Model K Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: K9503
Sold for $110,000
  2012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla
 
1939 Lincoln Model K Convertible Sedan by LeBaron
Chassis#: K-9552
Sold for $297,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns
    
1939 LINCOLN MODEL K SPORT SEDAN
Sold for $66,000
  2011 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1939 Lincoln K Model 407-B Seven-Passenger Limousine
Chassis#: K9479
Sold for $51,700
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
  
1939 Lincoln K Limousine
Sold for $39,500
  2009 Mecum - St. Charles Auction
 
1939 Lincoln K Sports Sedan
Chassis#: K9568
Sold for $132,000
  2006 Jerry Capizzi's Cappy Collection
 
1939 Lincoln K V12 Formal Conv. Sedan
Sold for $385,000
  2003 Carail Museum
 
1939 LINCOLN K96 BRUNN VICTORIA CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $44,000
  2003 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2003
 

No Sale

1939 Lincoln Model K's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 Lincoln Model K Sport SedanK-95682010 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTORS' MOTORCARS AND AUTOMOBILIA $175,000$200,000

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