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1932 Lincoln Model KB

Chassis number : KB9

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Sold for $203,500 at 2007 Gooding & Company.
During the early 1930s, the Great Depression was in full swing and the automotive industry was busy at work attempting to attract customers as their pool of potential buyers continued to dwindle. At least seven marque's introduced V12 flagship models in hopes that horsepower was the way to customer's hearts.

For Lincoln, their V12 model was the KB, which had a top speed of 100 mph and rode on a 145-inch wheelbase. Custom coachbuilders were invited to work their magic on this platform to create vehicles that met the customer's demands and wishes. One of those artisans was Waterhouse, who enjoyed a lifespan of just six years, and clothed approximately 300 chassis for DuPont, Packard, Chrysler, Marmon, Pierce-Arrow, Stutz and Lincoln, among others.

The Waterhouse bodied Convertible Victoria was based on a design of Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky for Belgian coachbuilder Van den Plas. Waterhouse's main designer, George Weaver, refined and improved the design. The most distinct improvement was the way the large soft top folded completely into the body.

There were a mere 10 examples of the Waterhouse Convertible Victoria created on the Lincoln KB chassis. One was brought to the 1932 New York Auto Salon, where it wore colors of light tan and light green with a tan leather interior.

D.U. 'Dee' Howard of San Antonio, Texas gained a reputation for converting military aircraft to commercial use. He was a noted collector and restorer who decided to recreate the 1932 New York Show car. The result was an accurate reconstruction of the Waterhouse Victoria using the same techniques and materials as used in 1932. It was built atop an original KB chassis and done to the finest standards.

The result of the recreation was rewarded in 1989 at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where it took a First in the 'American and European Classic, New Coachwork' class.

After its Pebble Beach display, it was put into a climate controlled showroom and operated sparingly since that time.

In 2007 this 1932 Lincoln KB in the style of Waterhouse 'Convertible Victoria' was brought to the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, CA where it was estimated to sell for $190,000 - $240,000. As the gavel fell for the third and final time, this former Pebble Beach winner had been sold for the sum of $203,500 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2008

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2007 Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $190,000-USD $240,000 
Sale Price :
USD $203,500

1932 Lincoln Model KB Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Lincoln Model KB

(Data based on Model Year 1932 sales)
1932 Lincoln KB V-12 Sedan
Chassis#: KB558
Sold for USD$42,900
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction
 
1932 Lincoln KB V-12 Sedan
Chassis#: KB558
Sold for USD$44,000
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1932 Lincoln Model KB Five-Passenger Sedan
Chassis#: KB 1396
Sold for USD$99,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1932 Lincoln KB Dual-Windshield Phaeton in the style of Brunn
Chassis#: KB 1367
Sold for USD$274,400
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1932 Lincoln Model KB image  1932 Lincoln Model KB image  
1932 Lincoln Type 236 Sedan
Chassis#: KB954
Sold for USD$47,954
  2018 Bonhams : Den Hartogh Sale
 
1932 Lincoln Type 507 Sedan
Chassis#: 72011
Sold for USD$50,618
  2018 Bonhams : Den Hartogh Sale
 
1932 Lincoln Model KB Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: KB 893
Sold for USD$103,600
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
 
1932 Lincoln Model KB Dual-Cowl Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: KB 600
Sold for USD$128,800
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1932 Lincoln Model KB Boattail Speedster
Sold for USD$605,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey
 
1932 Lincoln KB 5 Passenger Sedan
Chassis#: KB1291
Sold for USD$75,900
  2016 The Finest : The Elegance at Hershey
 
1932 Lincoln KB Judkins
Chassis#: KB 1635
Sold for USD$198,000
  2016 The Finest : The Elegance at Hershey
1932 Lincoln Model KB image  
1932 Lincoln Model KB Dual-Windshield Phaeton by Brunn
Chassis#: KB1367
Sold for USD$319,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
1932 Lincoln Model KB image  1932 Lincoln Model KB image  
1932 Lincoln KB Sport Phaeton
Chassis#: KB830
Sold for USD$230,000
  2015 Mecum : Monterey
 
1932 Lincoln Model KB Coupe by Judkins
Chassis#: KB1644
Sold for USD$198,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1932 Lincoln Model KB image  1932 Lincoln Model KB image  
1932 Lincoln KB Custom Stationary Coupe
Chassis#: KB 816
Sold for USD$836,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
 
1932 Lincoln Model KB Two-Window Berline by Judkins
Chassis#: KB221
Sold for USD$121,000
  2013 RM Auctions - St John's
 
1932 Lincoln KB Four-Passenger Town Sedan
Chassis#: KB1377
Sold for USD$80,300
  2013 Bonhams - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
 
1932 Lincoln KB Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton
Sold for USD$275,000
  2013 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale
 
1932 Lincoln KB Coupe
Sold for USD$154,000
  2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan
1932 Lincoln Model KB image  1932 Lincoln Model KB image  
1932 Lincoln Model K Double Windshield Phaeton
Chassis#: KB1367
Sold for USD$269,500
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
1932 Lincoln Model KB image  1932 Lincoln Model KB image  

Lincoln Model KBs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1932 Lincoln Model KB's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1932 Lincoln KB CoupeKB13032019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island $250,000$350,000
1932 Lincoln KB V-12 Five-Passenger Sedan 2016 Auctions America : Hilton Head $70,000$90,000
1932 Lincoln KB Custom BerlineKB7582016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $250,000$310,000
1932 LINCOLN KB V12 BRUNN SPORT PHAETONKB8302016 BarrettJackson : Palm Beach   
1932 LINCOLN KB CUSTOM COUPEKB 16352016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa $225,000$275,000
1932 LINCOLN KB TOURING 2011 Auctions America Spring Auburn$147,500  
1932 Lincoln KB Four Door Seven Passenger SedanKB 5582009 Bonhams Larz Anderson Auto Museum $40,000$60,000
1932 Lincoln KB Four Door Seven Passenger SedanKB 5582009 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $50,000$60,000
1932 Lincoln Model KB 2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company $275,000$375,000
1932 Lincoln KB Judkins Coupe 2006 Michigan International Fall Classic Car Auction$100,000  
1932 Lincoln Model KB Sport CoupeKB9982006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook$90,000$125,000$150,000
1932 Lincoln KB 7 Passenger Sport Phaeton 2005 Michigan International Fall Classic Car Auction$78,000  
1932 Lincoln 231 KB 7 Passenger Sport TouringKB9332004 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall$93,000$110,000$130,000
1932 LINCOLN KB LEBARON CONVERTIBLE COUPE 2001 Kruse Auction Scottsdale Arizona$136,000  

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1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle thumbnail image  1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle thumbnail image  
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1932 Lincoln Model KB Profiles

1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Convertible Roadster
Designer: LeBaron
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Berline Two-Window
Coachwork: Judkins
Designer: Judkins Company of Amesbury
Chassis #: KB1644
Engine #: KB1644
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Berline Two-Window
Coachwork: Judkins
Designer: Judkins Company of Amesbury
Chassis #: KB998
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Judkins
Chassis #: KB1303
Engine #: KB1303
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Dual Windshield Phaeton
Coachwork: Brunn
Chassis #: KB1367
Engine #: KB1367
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Convertible Victoria
Coachwork: Waterhouse
Chassis #: KB9
Engine #: KB9
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Sport Touring
Designer: LeBaron
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Convertible Roadster
Designer: LeBaron
Chassis #: KB47
Engine #: KB47
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Dietrich
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Berline 3-Window
Designer: Judkins Company of Amesbury
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Sport Touring
Designer: LeBaron
Chassis #: KB933
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Dietrich
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Judkins
Engine #: KB473
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Judkins
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Convertible Sedan
Coachwork: Dietrich
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Sport Roadster
Coachwork: Murphy
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Berline 3-Window
Designer: Judkins Company of Amesbury
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Convertible Roadster
Designer: LeBaron
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Convertible Roadster
Designer: LeBaron
Chassis #: KB 173
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Judkins
Chassis #: KB 1635
Engine #: KB 1635
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Convertible Roadster
Designer: LeBaron
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Double Cowl Sport Phaeton
Coachwork: Murphy