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1932 Lincoln Model KB

Chassis number : KB1303

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The 1932 Lincoln KB model line was available with in-house coachwork but a few, such as this example by Judkins, were bodied by outside coachbuilders. This car is one of only 24 Lincoln Judkins coupes built in 1932, and is believed to be the only surviving example with a rumble seat. This, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, is the 'debut' of this 1932 Lincoln Coupe by Judkins. In its 75 years of existence, it had never been restored or shown at a concours of any automobile, event before the Amelia Island Concours weekend.

This Classic Lincoln, #KB 1303, with its V12 engine, a first for Lincoln Motor Company, is 448 cubic-inches, producing 150 horsepower at 3400 RPM. It was sold and delivered March 16, 1932 by a Long Island, NY car dealer. There were 24 Judkins Coupes built in 1932 and it is not known how many had rumble seats, but this is the only known survivor with a factory-installed rumble seat. The car rides on a 145-inch wheelbase.

The original buyer is unknown, as is its history - until the 1950s when a young teenager spotted the car at a local service station in Connecticut, and was smitten. It was thought that the car was currently owned by a Yale student and was in need of some repairs. The young man's quest to own the car was not fulfilled at that time, but in the late 1960s he had an opportunity to purchase the car. Over the next three decades the car passed through several owners, each planning to restore and drive the car, but none reached completion until now.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2013
In the 1932 Lincoln portfolio, the senior KB model line was available in both in-house designed body styles and a few by outside coachbuilders such as Dietrich, Judkins and LeBaron. This featured car is one of only 24 Lincoln custom Judkins coupes produced in 1932, and is believed to be the only surviving example with a rumble seat.

The John B. Judkins coachbuilding company was founded in the mid 1800's and became part of a rich history of horse-and-buggy coach works located around Amesbury, New England. It started designing and producing car bodies as early as 1895, and supplied to the Winton Motor Car Company. Through its subsidiary Merrimac, it also designed and built for duPont and Packard. Renowned designers Sergeant an Charles Waterhouse worked for Judkins before starting their own design house in 1928. Other noted designers, such as Ford styling John F. Dobben and former LeBaron designer R.L. Stickney, had also worked at Judkins. Besides this Jerkins coupe, Judkins had also designed the 1926 Lincoln Model L Coaching Brougham.

This 'top-of-the-line' Judkins Coupe is equipped with the powerful 150 horsepower V12 engine, and features a convenient golf club door. This premium vehicle came at a price approximately 12 times that of the standard Ford. The recent restoration was completed just in time to celebrate the car's 75th anniversary.

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2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $250,000-USD $350,000 
Lot was not sold

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 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
Chassis #: KB1219
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
Chassis #: KB11
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
1932 Lincoln Model KB vehicle information
Double Cowl Sport Phaeton
Coachwork: Murphy
Chassis #: KB1349