1937 Lincoln Model K Two Window Sedan / K-7816 Chassis Information

1937 Lincoln Model K photograph

1937 Lincoln Model K photograph

1937 Lincoln Model K photograph

1937 Lincoln Model K photograph

1937 Lincoln Model K photograph

1937 Lincoln Model K1937 Lincoln Model K1937 Lincoln Model K1937 Lincoln Model K1937 Lincoln Model K
Two Window Sedan
Chassis Num: K-7816
Engine Num: K-7816
Sold for $49,500 at 2015 RM Sothebys.
For 1937, Lincoln added the Zephyr to its lineup and produced alongside the Model K. The Model K continued to be offered as a prestigious model wearing a simplistic design. In the front, the headlamps were now of an art deco teardrop design that were streamlined into the front fenders. All standard bodies came with a V-front windscreen. Along the side, the belt moldings were replaced with a narrow crease, and the doors extended down almost to the running boards. Under the bonnet, the V-12 engine was given hydraulic lifters and a different cam contour. The engine was also moved forward and rested on altered engine mounts.

This particular example has a two-window sedan bodystyle. It is one of only forty-eight factory aluminum-bodied two-window sedans built to style number 354A on the 1937 Model K chassis. In modern times, it is one of just two surviving examples.

This car was originally delivered on January 22nd of 1937, in Richmond, Virginia and was finished in special-order Brewster Green DK (Dark). It is believed the car may have originally been delivered to the State Department. By the late 1940s, the car was in California. In the 1960s, it was purchase by Owen Owens for his Ragtime Museum in Emeryville. It remained in the collection until shortly before Mr. Owen's passing in 1978. Mr. Milliken became the car's next caretaker, who had the paint refreshed, the front seat reupholstered, and a mechanical restoration performed. In the early 1980s, the car became an award winner at several Northern California concours d'elegance and was owned by several other West Coast caretakers.

Currently, the car has 88,520 miles which are believed to be original. Its engine, transmission, interior upholstery (except for the front seats), tools, and woodwork are all original. It was given new tubes and tires in January of 2007.

In 2009 at the CCCA Grand Classic in Scottsdale, the car scored 98.25 points and received its Primary First. In 2011, it performed well on the CCCA CARavan to the Grand Canyon and back.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2015

Chassis# K-7816

2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
Pre-Auction Estimates :$70,000-$90,000 
Sale Price : $49,500

Analysis

Chassis number K-7816 Auction Sales History
2015$49,500

2018 2
2017 1
2016 1
2015 4
2014 3
2013 1
2010 1
2009 2
2008 3
2007 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$154,000$184,8002
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

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Lincoln Model K Convertible Victoria by Brunn
Chassis#: K8357
Sold for $184,800
  2018 RM Auctions : Dingman Collection
 
1937 Lincoln Model K Panel Brougham by Willoughby
Chassis#: K 8376
Sold for $123,200
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
1937 Lincoln Model K image  1937 Lincoln Model K image  
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 image  1937 Lincoln Model K image  
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 Model K image  1937 Lincoln Model K image  
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
 

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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1937 Lincoln Model K vehicle thumbnail image  1937 Lincoln Model K vehicle thumbnail image  
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