Victoria Convertible
Coachwork: Brunn
Chassis Num: K9002
Engine Num: K9002
Sold for $192,500 at 2008 RM Sothebys.
In 1898, Hermann A. Brunn was apprenticing in his uncle's carriage work shop. Later, he spent a few years working at the New Haven Carriage Company and at H.H. Babcock at Watertown, New York. He established Bunn & Co. in his hometown of Buffalo, New York in 1908. The company specialized in automobile bodies.

The Lincoln range of automobiles was introduced in 1920. They were immediately praised for their high quality and engineering. Their appearance, however, did not receive the same rave reviews. Brunn was later tasked as a design consultant for the Lincoln automobiles. A deal was later arranged for twelve new bodystyles.

When Ford took-over Lincoln, Brunn and Edsel Ford hit it off, and the designs from the Buffalo-based company continued. The small orders were built at Brunn's workshops, while the larger quantities were shopped out to Detroit-area companies.

At Brunn's peak, 150 craftsman were employed and the company averaged 20 bodies per month, with most going to Lincoln. Herman A. Brunn son, Herman C. Brunn, was sent to Paris to apprentice with Kellner. The young Brunn would return a year later and join his father's business.

This 1938 Lincoln Model K Convertible Victoria with coachwork by Brunn is a concours-winning example with its original coachwork. This was the third example built for the 1938 model year. It was shipped by boat to Buffalo on October 11 of 1937. It was delivered to the workshop a month later. It has been in the collection of several prominent east coast collections until the late 1970s, when it was acquired by Ernest Stern of Pittsburgh. While in his care, the car was treated to a complete restoration. It would remain in his care until his death in 1996. It was then sold to Don Williams of the Blackhawk Collection, who would later sell it to Chicago Collector Joe Hayes in 1998. The current owner, an individual from Colorado, purchased the car in 2000.

The car is finished in Cambridge Blue and has been well maintained over the years. It was shown at Pebble Beach in 2003 and earned a First in Class at the 2007 Rocky Mountain Concours d'Elegance at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

In 2008, this Convertible Victoria was offered for sale at the 'Sports & Classics of Monterey' presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $350,000 - $450,000 and carried a reserve. A high bid of 192,500 including buyer's premium was enough to satisfy the vehicles reserve. The lot was sold.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2009

Chassis# K9002

2011 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
Estimated Value:$300,000-$350,000 
Lot was not sold
2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
Estimated Value:$350,000-$450,000 
Sale Price$192,500

Analysis

Chassis number K9002 Auction Sales History
2011Pre-Sale Estimates: $300,000 - $350,000
2008$192,500

2016 2
2015 2
2014 1
2013 1
2012 1
2011 2
2010 2
2008 1
2006 1
2005 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2016$91,600$123,2002
2015$165,000$231,0002
2014$81,400$81,4001
2013$176,000$176,0001
2012$152,500$152,5001
2011$209,000$214,5002
2010$130,625$200,7502
2008$192,500$192,5001
2006$143,000$143,0001
2005$64,200$64,2001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Lincoln Model K Limousine
Sold for $60,000
  2016 Mecum : Dallas
 
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K ROADSTER
Chassis#: K9059
Sold for $123,200
  2016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
 
1938 Lincoln Model K LeBaron Coupe Roadster
Chassis#: K 8193
Sold for $99,000
  2015 Dragone Auction - Fall
 
1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe by LeBaron
Chassis#: K9314
Sold for $231,000
  2015 RM Sotheyb's : The Andrews Collection
 
1938 Lincoln Model K Convertible Sedan with Partition Coachwork by LeBaron
Chassis#: K9181
Sold for $81,400
  2014 Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction
 
1938 Lincoln Model K Convertible Victoria by Brunn
Chassis#: K-9139
Sold for $176,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
    
1938 Lincoln K Semi-Collapsible Cabriolet Coachwork by Brunn & Company
Sold for $152,500
  2012 Mecum - Dallas, TX
 
1938 Lincoln Model K Convertible Victoria by Brunn
Chassis#: K-9139
Sold for $203,500
  2011 RM Auctions - Hershey
    
1938 LINCOLN MODEL K CONVERTIBLE VICTORIA
Chassis#: K90002
Sold for $214,500
  2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1938 Lincoln Model K Convertible Victoria by Brunn
Sold for $200,750
  2010 Auctions America : Auburn Collector Car Auction
 
1938 LINCOLN K LIMOUSINE
Sold for $60,500
  2010 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2010
 
1938 Lincoln Model K Convertible Victoria
Chassis#: K9002
Sold for $192,500
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
    
1938 Lincoln K Brunn Semi-Collapsible Cabriolet
Chassis#: K9189
Sold for $143,000
  2006 Jerry Capizzi's Cappy Collection
 
1938 Lincoln Model K V12 Touring Cabriolet
Sold for $64,200
  2005 The Florida Collector Car Auction
 
1938 Lincoln Model K Willoubhy Limo
Sold for $37,400
  2003 J.C. Daniels Estate - Lincoln Collection
 

No Sale

1938 Lincoln Model K's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Lincoln Model K Convertible VictoriaK90022011 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $300,000$350,000
1938 Lincoln K 2011 Branson Collector Car Auction$260,000  
1938 LINCOLN K BERLINE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$17,100  

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