1932 Lincoln Model KB Coupe Vehicle Profile

1932 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1932 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1932 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1932 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1932 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1932 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1932 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1932 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1932 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1932 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1932 Lincoln Model KB photograph

1932 Lincoln Model KB photograph

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Coupe
Coachwork: Dietrich
Henry Leland founded the Cadillac Motor Car Company in 1903 from the remains of Henry Ford's second failed attempt to start an auto company. In 1917, Leland found the Lincoln Motor Company and built a high caliber automobile that was very well-built, but rather lack-luster in its design. When the Ford Motor Company acquired the company in 1922, Edsel Ford (Henry's Son) used his talents to transform the design into beautiful, luxurious cars.

Many consider 1932 as the ultimate year for the design of custom bodied prestige automobiles. 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, such as the Lincoln. 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).

This 1932 Lincoln KB Coupe wears a custom coachwork body by Raymond Dietrich of Detroit. It is a rare automobile and one of just 17 examples produced at a factory price of $5,150. The current owner's grandfather, a Lincoln dealer in Kalamazoo, Michigan, ordered the car new in the 1930s. It was rescued from a junkyard in 1951 and treated to a restoration by the current owner in 2001.

For 1932, Lincoln offered two distinct automobiles. The KA was powered by the venerable Lincoln V-8 on a 136-inch wheelbase chassis and the KB was powered by the new Lincoln V-12 on the 145-inch wheelbase chassis. The new 447 cubic inch V-12 produced 150 horsepower.

Custom coachwork was available on the KB chassis only and one of the most beautiful bodies designed for that chassis in 1932 was the coupe by Dietrich & Company of Detroit.

This Lincoln was rescued from a Michigan junkyard in 1951 and received a complete restoration between 1999 and 2001.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 2
2018 6
2016 3
2015 4
2013 3
2012 2
2011 1
2007 1
2006 1
2005 3

Recent Sales

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

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

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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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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