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1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 Convertible Victoria / KB 3375 Vehicle Information

1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 photograph

1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271
Sold for $451,000 at 2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction.
When, if ever, does an automobile become a member of a family? If never, wouldn't nearly eighty years with the same family raise some doubts?

Lincoln's Model K line of automobiles was the most luxurious offered by the company. First making its appearance in 1931, the K-Series would originally include a two or four door phaeton and then, later, a dual-cowl model. Utilizing an L-series V8 with higher compression and a downdraft Stromberg carburetor the Lincoln produced some impressive horsepower, right around 120hp.

One year later, the K-Series would come available with a V12 derivative known as the KB. Horsepower was now pushed to 150hp and provided Lincoln with a foundation for luxury and performance.

Besides the performance upgrade, the new K-Series featured much more refined body styling. Simple, yet appealing, the new series was classic in its look, but contemporary. Additionally, Lincoln offered its K-Series customers with an extensive catalog of possible body styles that included designs by some of the best and most recognizable names in the business, LeBaron, Dietrich, Willoughby, Waterhouse and Brunn.

Chassis KB3375 would be ordered in 1934 and Brunn would be commissioned to build a Convertible Victoria body for the chassis. Completed, the car would be delivered to its new owner where it would remain until 1942 when it was then purchased by its current owner.

Well over seven decades in the care of its owner, KB3375 would become a very prominent feature in the person's life serving to deliver newspapers to distribution terminals early on and then becoming a daily mount for going to and from work.

Despite its rather common and humble life, the KB is anything but ordinary. Among the experts it is generally believed only about a half a dozen of the Convertible Victoria body style were ever built by Brunn. Among those half a dozen, just three are known to still exist.

Despite being recently updated with a new interior and convertible top, KB3375 remains highly original, showing the decades of love and care gushed over it by its owner.

Matching chassis and engine numbers are just for a start with this car. Living a quiet existence with one family so long has to qualify the car as a member of the family, and certainly a difficult piece with which to part. All told, the rarity, genuine nature, long period of ownership and assured exclusivity make this 1934 Lincoln KB Convertible Victoria one for the headlines.

The 1934 Lincoln KB Convertible Victoria would be offered for sale for the first time in nearly eight decades. Consigned through Bonhams and offered as part of the auction house's Arizona auction, the Lincoln had to be a highlight for anyone drawn by the love affair between mankind and the automobile.

When the bidding came to an end, the car would part ways with its long-time owner for the sum of $451,000 thereby leaving a wonderful parting gift to the family that had taken it in as one of their own for so long.

By Jeremy McMullen



2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $285,000-USD $325,000 
Sale Price :
USD $451,000

1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1934 sales)
1934 Lincoln Model KB Seven-Passenger Sedan
Chassis#: KB 3506
Sold for USD$23,100
  2021 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1934 Lincoln KB Dual-Cowl Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: KB3358
Sold for USD$90,200
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1934 Lincoln Model KB Convertible Sedan by Dietrich
Chassis#: KB 3434
Sold for USD$286,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 image  1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 image  
1934 Lincoln Model KB Convertible Roadster by LeBaron
Chassis#: KB 3639
Sold for USD$115,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1934 Lincoln Model KB Seven-Passenger Limousine
Chassis#: KB 3651
Sold for USD$62,700
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1934 Lincoln Model KB Convertible Sedan by Dietrich
Chassis#: KB3680
Sold for USD$90,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 image  1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 image  
1934 Lincoln KB Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: KB3434
Sold for USD$209,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction
1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 image  1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 image  
1934 LINCOLN KB CONVERTIBLE SEDAN
Chassis#: KB3444
Sold for USD$268,326
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
 
1934 Lincoln KB Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: KB3434
Sold for USD$275,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 image  1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 image  
1934 Lincoln Model KB Convertible Roadster by LeBaron
Chassis#: KB3514
Sold for USD$137,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Motor City Auction
 
1934 Lincoln KB Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: KB 3375
Sold for USD$451,000
  2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 image  
1934 Lincoln KB Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: KB3444
Sold for USD$275,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
 
1934 Lincoln Model KB Convertible Sedan by Dietrich
Chassis#: KB3434
Sold for USD$275,000
  2013 RM Auctions - St John's
1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 image  1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 image  
1934 Lincoln Model KB Convertible Roadster
Chassis#: KB3514
Sold for USD$123,750
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
 
1934 Lincoln Dual Cowl Phaeton
Sold for USD$88,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale
 
1934 LINCOLN KB LE BARON 2 DOOR CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$242,000
  2006 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2006
 
1934 Lincoln Dual Cowl Phaeton
Sold for USD$106,000
  2003 Houston Classic
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1934 Lincoln KB Dual-Cowl Sport PhaetonKB 33582020 RM Sothebys : Driving Into Summer $120,000$140,000
1934 Lincoln Model KB Dual-Cowl Sport PhaetonKB 33582018 RM Sothebys : Hershey $110,000$130,000
1934 LINCOLN DUAL COWL PHAETON 2003 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$122,000  
1934 LINCOLN DUAL COWL PHAETON 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$95,000  
1934 LINCOLN KB CONVERTIBLE SEDAN 2002 Kruse Auction Scottsdale, AZ (Rawhide)$65,000  

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1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 vehicle thumbnail image  1934 Lincoln Model KB Series 271 vehicle thumbnail image  
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