1935 Lincoln Model K
Convertible Sedan Phaeton
Coachwork: LeBaron
Chassis Num: K4582
Engine Num: K4136
Sold for $348,000 at 2009 Bonhams.
Sold for $178,867 at 2011 Russo & Steele.
For 1935, Lincoln moved the passenger compartment forward on the wheelbase and the hood was shortened accordingly. This design concept mirrored in Fords that year as well. These changes brought a lower center of gravity for better handling and a smoother ride.

The 67-degree V-12 engine offered 150 horsepower at 3800 RPM, and was mated to a 3-speed manual transmission. The cars were fitted with a live axles and Bendix Duo-Servo mechanical brakes making the Model L a solid, comfortable, and exclusive platform. In total, Lincoln built just 1,411 Model L vehicles in 1935.

In 1936, Lincoln introduced the streamlined Lincoln-Zephyr.

The Great Depression had crippled every aspect of the economy, especially the luxury car segment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president, having won election in 1932 on the promise of 'a new deal for the American people.' He won by a margin of nearly 17 points, carrying 42 of the 48 states and accumulating 472 electoral votes to incumbent president Herbert Hoover's 59.

Roosevelt's New Deal began to gain steam before the 1936 election campaign with landmark achievements such as instituting the Social Security system. Another popular campaign pledge which happened on December 5, 1933, was repealing Prohibition and putting the bootleggers out of business.

This 1935 Lincoln Model K V-12 Phaeton is known as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's California campaign car. FDR used it for appearances around Los Angeles, riding in the back of an open luxury car waving to the crowds that always turned out to greet him.

Sid and Jenny Craig acquired this Lincoln K in 1993 from Tom Barrett through the Classic and Vintage Car Company in Beverly Hills. It rides on a 136-inch wheelbase and was delivered in the Royal Dark Blue in which it has been restored. It wears coachwork type 544, a standard four-door sedan, and is believed to have been specifically bodied for FDR's California use by his local supporters.

The restoration is an older job that still shows well in modern times. It has folding side windows, rear compartment footrest and jump seats, dual enclosed sidemounts with mirrors, a orraine remotely operated spotlight, wide whitewall tires on wire wheels a luggage rack and, importantly for FDR, a smoker's kit in the rear.

In 2009, this vehicle was offered for sale by Bonhams Auction at the Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club in Carmel, CA. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $348,000 inclusive of Buyer's Premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2009

Chassis# K4582

2011 Russo and Steele - Monterey Auction
Sale Price$178,867
2009 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club
Sale Price$348,000

Analysis

Chassis number K4582 Auction Sales History
2011$178,867
2009$348,000

2017 2
2016 1
2014 3
2013 2
2012 1
2011 3
2010 2
2009 1
2006 1
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$169,500$324,5002
2016$148,500$148,5001
2014$197,500$242,0003
2013$28,325$41,2502
2012$60,500$60,5001
2011$112,706$178,8673
2010$277,000$345,0002
2009$348,000$348,0001
2006$231,000$231,0001
2004$60,000$60,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1935 sales)
1935 Lincoln Model K Phaeton
Sold for $14,500
  2017 Mecum : Chicago
 
1935 Lincoln Model K Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: K3533
Sold for $324,500
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1935 LINCOLN K CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: K3722
Sold for $148,500
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1935 LINCOLN MODEL K NON-COLLAPSIBLE CABRIOLET
Chassis#: K4280
Sold for $180,000
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
    
1935 Lincoln Model K 304-B Non-Collapsible Cabriolet
Chassis#: K4280
Sold for $170,500
  2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
    
1935 Lincoln Model K Convertible Roadster by LeBaron
Chassis#: K3872
Sold for $242,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
    
1935 Lincoln Model K Seven-Passenger Limousine
Sold for $41,250
  2013 RM Auction - Hershey
 
1935 Lincoln Model K Movie Prop Phaeton
Sold for $15,400
  2013 Auctions America - California
 
1935 Lincoln Model K V-12 Series 301 Seven Passenger Limousine
Sold for $60,500
  2012 Auctions America - Ft Lauderdale, Fl
 
1935 Lincoln Model K V-12 Phaeton
Chassis#: K4582
Sold for $178,867
  2011 Russo and Steele - Monterey Auction
  
1935 Lincoln Model K Series 301 7-Passenger Four Door
Sold for $42,250
  2011 Leake Car Auctions - Tulsa - 39th Annual Leake Auto Auction
 
1935 Lincoln Model K Convertible Roadster
Chassis#: K3722
Sold for $117,000
  2011 Bonhams - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia
 
1935 Lincoln Model K Phaeton
Sold for $345,000
  2010 Branson Auctions - Spring 2010
 
1935 Lincoln Model K Convertible Roadster
Chassis#: K3872
Sold for $209,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
    
1935 Lincoln Model K V-12 Phaeton
Chassis#: K4582
Sold for $348,000
  2009 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club
  
1935 Lincoln Model K Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 3872
Sold for $231,000
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
    
1935 Lincoln Semi-Collapsible Cabriolet
Chassis#: K3645
Sold for $60,000
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
 

No Sale

1935 Lincoln Model K's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1935 Lincoln Model K V-12 Roadster by LeBaron 2016 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale$160,000  
1935 Lincoln Model K 3 Window SedanK37622015 Rick Cole Monterey $55,000$75,000
1935 Lincoln Series K V-12 Sedan 2013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$15,000  
1935 Lincoln Model K Seven-Passenger Limousine 2012 Auctions America Auburn Fall   
1935 Lincoln Model K V-12 Series 301 Seven Passenger Limousine 2012 Auctions America Auburn Spring$40,000  
1935 Lincoln Model K V-12 Series 301 Seven Passenger Limousine 2012 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale, Fl $65,000$75,000
1935 Lincoln Model k V-12 2012 Auctions America Ft Lauderdale, Fl   
1935 Lincoln Model K Convertible RoadsterK37222011 Gooding and Company The Amelia Island Auction $175,000$225,000
1935 Lincoln Model K Convertible Coupe by LeBaronK37222010 FAIRFIELD COUNTY CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTORS' MOTORCARS AND AUTOMOBILIA $200,000$250,000

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