1933 Lincoln Model KB Convertible Sedan Vehicle Profile

1933 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1933 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1933 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1933 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1933 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1933 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1933 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1933 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1933 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1933 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1933 Lincoln Model KB photograph

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Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: Dietrich
In 1933 the Lincoln KB, with its new smooth-running 447.9 cubic-inch 65-degree L-head V12 engine, was the flagship car for Ford Motor Company. Lincoln offered a staggering 26 different body styles built by 17 different coachbuilders. Lincoln used an abundance of brass and bronze in lieu of pot metal while most of the castings on the car are brass.

This particular KB-2005, with its fashionably raked, V-windscreen and rear hinged 'suicide' doors, is one of just 15 Dietrich Convertible Sedans produced, and it is believed to be the earliest of only six examples that remain and the only one to have the early style open fenders. It was restored to perfect condition in 1991 by marque expert Fran Roxas and was then acquired by Otis Chandler in 1997. It has just been freshly restored.

Lincoln offered more custom bodies in their catalog than any other manufacturer. Unfortunately, the era of the true custom body car was nearing the end. This car sits on a 145-inch wheelbase and it weighs 5,700 pounds. Cost was $6,400 when new.

The KB was the ultimate Lincoln. It was typically offered as a chassis for custom coachwork. Inspired by Edsel Ford, Lincoln was committed to a custom coachwork car. The quality of the KB chassis and engine combination made the marriage of a custom body a perfect match. The Dietrich styled design is evident in the windshield and door lines. With the convertible sedan, the ability to go top down, with the power of the V12, and the beautiful lines of the Dietrich design makes this KB one of the most desirable and beautiful cars Lincoln has ever produced.

With a variety of companies throughout the world in the custom body business in the 20's, only a few established themselves as the cream of the crop. Dietrich was certainly one of them.

Dietrich, Inc. was an American coachbuilder founded in 1925 by Raymond H. Dietrich, who was also the co-founder of LeBaron Incorporated in New York. He was known to be a close friend to Edsel Ford, who introduced him to Fred Murray, owner of the Murray Body Corporation. Ford was able to convince him to partly finance Dietrich to start his own body company. Murray had hoped for an in-house source for designing and building custom bodies for luxury cars. It is said that Dietrich himself held 50% of the stock.

Dietrich, Inc. did styling work for standard bodies for Packard, Franklin, and Erskine. Dietrich, Inc. also built custom bodies to single orders, and proposed semi-customs for Lincoln, which was then headed by Edsel Ford.

By September 1930, Dietrich was out of his company and Dietrich, Inc. was closed in 1936. In 1932, Raymond Dietrich became the first head of design of Chrysler (until 1938).


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 1
2018 1
2015 2
2012 1
2011 1
2010 2
2009 1
2008 1
2006 2
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$71,500$71,5001
2018$179,200$179,2001
2015$210,375$324,5002
2012$375,000$375,0001
2011$134,750$134,7501
2010$266,750$385,0002
2009$154,000$154,0001
2008$242,000$242,0001
2006$374,000$495,0002
2004$148,500$148,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1933 sales)
1933 Lincoln Model KB Seven-Passenger Sedan
Chassis#: KB2366
Sold for $71,500
  2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1933 Lincoln Model KB Convertible Roadster by LeBaron
Chassis#: KB2243
Sold for $179,200
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1933 Lincoln Model KB image  1933 Lincoln Model KB image  
1933 Lincoln KB Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: KB2432
Sold for $324,500
  2015 The Auburn Auction
1933 Lincoln Model KB image  1933 Lincoln Model KB image  
1933 Lincoln KB Town Car by Brunn
Sold for $96,250
  2015 Auctions America - California
 
1933 Lincoln KB Phaeton 2010 Meadow Brook 1st in Class
Sold for $375,000
  2012 Mecum's 25th Original Spring Classic - Indianapolis
 
1933 Lincoln KB Five-Passenger Convertible Coupe by Brunn
Chassis#: KB2317
Sold for $134,750
  2011 RM Auctions - Concours d'Elegance at St. Johns
1933 Lincoln Model KB image  1933 Lincoln Model KB image  
1933 Lincoln KB Custom Dietrich Convertible Sedan
Sold for $385,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1933 Lincoln KB Panel Brougham
Chassis#: KB 2063
Sold for $148,500
  2010 Gooding and Company - Scottsdale Auction
 
1933 Lincoln Model KB
Chassis#: KB2432
Sold for $154,000
  2009 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1933 Lincoln Model KB image  1933 Lincoln Model KB image  
1933 Lincoln Model KB
Sold for $242,000
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey by RM Auctions
1933 Lincoln Model KB image  1933 Lincoln Model KB image  
1933 Lincoln Model KB Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: KB2005
Sold for $495,000
  2006 The Otis Chandler Collection Auction
 
1933 Lincoln KB Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: KB2371
Sold for $253,000
  2006 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1933 Lincoln KB Panel Brougham
Sold for $148,500
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1933 Lincoln KB Convertible Victoria
Sold for $143,000
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1933 Lincoln Model KB's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1933 Lincoln Model KB Convertible SedanKB22842012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla$210,000$275,000$375,000
1933 Lincoln Model KB Convertible SedanKB20052011 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $425,000$510,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1932 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1932 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1932 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1932 Berline
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1932 Berline
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1932 Murphy Sport Roadster
Coachbuilder: Murphy
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1932 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis Num: KB 1635
Engine Num: KB 1635
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1932 Berline Two-Window
Chassis Num: KB1303
Engine Num: KB1303
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1932 Dual Windshield Phaeton
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: KB1367
Engine Num: KB1367
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1932 Berline Two-Window
Chassis Num: KB1644
Engine Num: KB1644
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1932 Convertible Roadster
Chassis Num: KB47
Engine Num: KB47
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1932 Convertible Victoria by Waterhouse
Coachbuilder: Waterhouse
Chassis Num: KB9
Engine Num: KB9
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Town Car
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Judkins
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Convertible Roadster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Convertible Roadster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Willoughby
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
Chassis Num: KB2178
Engine Num: KB2178
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Convertible Roadster
Coachbuilder: LeBaron
Chassis Num: KB2243
Engine Num: KB2597
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: KB2259
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Convertible Sedan
Coachbuilder: Dietrich
Chassis Num: KB2284
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: KB2317
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: KB2432
Chassis information for the Lincoln Model KB1933 Convertible Victoria
Coachbuilder: Brunn
Chassis Num: KB2432

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