1925 Lincoln Model L Berline / 26405 Chassis Information

1925 Lincoln Model L photograph

1925 Lincoln Model L photograph

1925 Lincoln Model L photograph

1925 Lincoln Model L photograph

1925 Lincoln Model L photograph

1925 Lincoln Model L photograph

1925 Lincoln Model L photograph

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Berline
Coachwork: Judkins
Chassis #: 26405
Sold for $65,550 at 2013 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction.
Even before establishing the Lincoln Company, Henry Martyn Leland earned his reputation as Detroit's 'Master of Precision.' Lincoln apprenticed in the armories of New England where he adopted the principles of close tolerance manufacture of interchangeable parts and advanced precision manufacturing techniques. He refined these techniques while working at machine tool manufacturer Brown & Sharpe, and continued to use these principles in Detroit as a machine tool distributor. A short time later, he set up Leland & Faulconer as a precision supplier to the booming auto industry.

After helping to establish Cadillac's reputation as 'The Standard of the World,' he left to form a company using his surname, Lincoln. The first Lincoln vehicle's to emerge were well built and superbly engineered. Introduced in 1921, they were powered by a 358 cubic-inch L-head 60-degree V8 engine. They used fork-and-blade connecting rods and disposed the cylinders directly opposite each other rather than the more traditional V-engine setup which offset the cylinder banks slightly to make room for adjacent connecting rod bearings on the crank journals. Another unusual feature for this period was the full pressure lubrication system on Leland's engine.

The mechanical components of the Lincoln were impressive; however, the styling was stodgy and out of date. They sought the help of Brunn & Company of Buffalo, New York to help freshen-up the line. Brunn quickly created twelve body designs, but it was too late as dismal sales, the post WWI recession and an erroneous $4½ million tax bill spelled the end of Lincoln. The company entered receivership only to be rescued by Henry Ford.

After Leland left just four months later, Edsel Ford took charge and quickly commissioned some of the finest American coachbuilers to create designs for Lincoln. Locke, Judkins, Dietrich, Derham, LeBaron and others soon joined Brunn. Ford's engineers did what they could to improve Leland's V8, changing to aluminum pistons and revising the heads for better cooling.

This particular Model L is a Three Window Four Passenger Sedan with coachwork by Judkins. It was once in the Harrah collection and later purchased by Eugene Beardslee. The Harrah Collection had performed a restoration, transforming it into a show quality example. It is painted in Orriford Lake gray, over black fenders. The colors continue onto the interior. There are wood door cappings, and a polished aluminum dash panel. In the rear is a trunk which contains a period tool roll, jack and wheel spanner. Accessories include BiFlex bumpers and stirrup mounted chrome headlamps.

In 2013, the car was offered for sale at Bonhams Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $65,550 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2013

2013 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction

Sale Price :
$65,550

2019 1
2016 3
2014 2
2013 2
2012 1
2007 1
2005 1
2001 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$95,200$95,2001
2016$84,883$154,0003
2014$57,875$68,7502
2013$97,125$128,7002
2012$68,750$68,7501
2007$19,910$19,9101
2005$71,500$71,5001
2001$27,000$27,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1925 sales)
1925 Lincoln Model L Coupe by Judkins
Chassis#: 24905
Sold for $95,200
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
1925 Lincoln Model L image  1925 Lincoln Model L image  
1925 Lincoln Model L Limousine by Brunn
Sold for $27,500
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey
1925 Lincoln Model L image  1925 Lincoln Model L image  
1925 Lincoln Model L 'Beetle Back' Roadster by Brunn
Chassis#: 27771
Sold for $154,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey
 
1925 Lincoln Model L Convertible Coupe
Sold for $73,150
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1925 Lincoln Model L Seven-Passenger 'Police Flyer' by American Body Company
Chassis#: 26004
Sold for $68,750
  2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions
1925 Lincoln Model L image  1925 Lincoln Model L image  
1925 Lincoln Model L Berline Sedan Coachwork by Judkins
Sold for $47,000
  2014 Mecum - Kissimmee
 
1925 LINCOLN L TOURING
Chassis#: 26948
Sold for $128,700
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
 
1925 Lincoln Model L Three Window Four Passenger Sedan
Chassis#: 26405
Sold for $65,550
  2013 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
1925 Lincoln Model L image  
1925 Lincoln Seven-Passenger Sport Touring
Chassis#: 26948
Sold for $68,750
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
 
1925 Lincoln Limousine 7 Passenger with Divider
Sold for $19,910
  2007 RM Auctions - The Fawcett Movie Cars
 
1925 LINCOLN LEBARON 141 CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $71,500
  2005 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2005
 
1925 LINCOLN 7 PASSENGER LIMOUSINE
Sold for $27,000
  2001 Kruse Auction - Auburn, IN
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1925 Lincoln Model L's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1925 Lincoln Model L Convertible Coupe293682018 Bonhams : Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction $80,000$110,000
1925 Lincoln Model L Convertible Coupe by LeBaron 2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $95,000$120,000
1925 Lincoln Model L Berline Sedan 2017 Amelia Island Select : Hollywood Wheels Auction $65,000$75,000
1925 Lincoln L 2016 Carlisle Auctions : Spring Carlisle   
1925 Lincoln Model L Beetleback Roadster277712015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $250,000$300,000
1925 Lincoln Limousine 2011 Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction$57,500  
1925 Lincoln Doctors Coupe 2010 Leake Auctions Tulsa, Oklahoma$13,000  
1925 LINCOLN FLEETWOOD LIMOUSINE 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$27,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1917
Chassis Num: 5189
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1921 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Murray
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1923 Sedan 3 Window
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1923 Phaeton
Coachbuilder: American Body Company
Chassis Num: 13652
Engine Num: 13652
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1924 Brunn Limousine
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1924 Phaeton
Coachbuilder: American Body Company
Chassis Num: 19700
Engine Num: 19700
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1925 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1925 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1925 Sport Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1925 Berline
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1925 Berline
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1925 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis Num: 24905
Engine Num: 24905
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1925 Seven-Passenger Police Flyer
Coachbuilder: American Body Company
Chassis Num: 26004
Engine Num: 26004
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1925 Berline
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis Num: 26405
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1926 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1926 Custom Berline Limousine
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1926 Fully Collapsible Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1926 Custom Berline Limousine
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: 33312
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1927 Coaching Brougham
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1927 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1927 Sport Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Locke
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1927 Sport Sedan
Coachbuilder: Murray
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1927 Berline
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis Num: 41804
Engine Num: 41804
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1928 Locke Sport Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Locke
Chassis Num: 48264
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1929 Brougham
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1929 Aero Phaeton
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1929 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Locke
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1929 Sport Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Locke
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1929 Sport Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Locke
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1929 Sport Tourer
Coachbuilder: Locke
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1929 Brougham
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: 61375
Engine Num: 61375
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1930 Convertible Victoria Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1930 Judkins Berline
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1930 Judkins Coupe
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1930 Sport Roadster
Coachbuilder: Locke
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1930 Sport Roadster
Coachbuilder: Locke
Chassis Num: 13-4
Engine Num: 62161
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1930 LeBaron Convertible Roadster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 64277
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1930 LeBaron Convertible Roadster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: 64754
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model L1930 Dual Cowl Phaeton Locke
Coachbuilder: Locke
Chassis Num: 65674


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