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1938 Lincoln Model K Specifications

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These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Production Years for Series : 1935 - 1939
Coach Work : Brunn, LeBaron, Willoughby, Judkins
Price : $4,700-$7,000
Weight : 5320 lbs | 2413.111 kg

Power

V 12 67-degree | L-Head
Displacement : 6784 cc | 414.0 cu in. | 6.8 L.
Power : 150 HP (110.4 KW) @ 3800 RPM
Bore : 2.1 in | 54 mm.
Stroke : 4.5 in | 114 mm.
Compression : 6.38:1
Main Bearings : 4
Cylinder Block : Cast-iron
Stromberg EE-1 2-barrel downdraft carburetor
Transmission:
3 Selective Sliding Floor located controls

Production Figures

Total Lincoln Production for 1938 : 19,527
Total 1938 Model K production : 416
1938 Lincoln Model K
2 Window Sedan 4 dr. 5 P : 9
3 Window Sedan 4 dr. 5 P : 49
Brougham 4 dr. 5 P (by Brunn) : 13
Convertible Roadster 2 dr. 4 P (by LeBaron) : 8
Convertible Sedan 4 dr. 5 P (by LeBaron) : 15
Convertible Victoria 4 dr. 5 P (by Brunn) : 8
Coupe 2 dr. 2 P (by LeBaron) : 12
Coupe 2 dr. 5 P (by Willoughby) : 4
Limousine 4 dr. 7 P : 91
Non-Collapsible Cabriolet 4 dr. 5 P (by Brunn) : 5
Sedan 4 dr. 7 P : 78
Semi-Collapsible Cabriolet 4 dr. 5 P (by Brunn) : 6
Tourer 4 dr. 7 P (by Willoughby) : 5

Dimensions

Convertible Victoria
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 145.0 in | 3683 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

Convertible Sedan
Coach Work : LeBaron
Price : $5,800
Weight : 5460 lbs | 2476.614 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 145.0 in | 3683 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

Limousine
Price : $5,200
Weight : 5760 lbs | 2612.692 kg
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 136.0 in | 3454 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

Sedan
Price : $5,100
Weight : 5670 lbs | 2571.869 kg
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 136.0 in | 3454 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

Convertible Roadster
Coach Work : LeBaron
Price : $5,300
Weight : 5320 lbs | 2413.111 kg
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 136.0 in | 3454 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

Coupe
Coach Work : LeBaron
Price : $5,300
Weight : 5230 lbs | 2372.288 kg
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 136.0 in | 3454 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

Coupe
Coach Work : Willoughby
Price : $5,900
Weight : 5400 lbs | 2449.399 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 136.0 in | 3454 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

2 Window Sedan
Price : $4,900
Weight : 5530 lbs | 2508.366 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 136.0 in | 3454 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

3 Window Sedan
Price : $4,900
Weight : 5530 lbs | 2508.366 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 136.0 in | 3454 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

Tourer Cabriolet
Coach Work : Brunn
Price : $4,700
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 145.0 in | 3683 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

Tourer
Coach Work : Willoughby
Price : $5,900
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 145.0 in | 3683 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

Non-Collapsible Cabriolet
Coach Work : Brunn
Price : $6,900
Weight : 5700 lbs | 2585.477 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 145.0 in | 3683 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

Semi-Collapsible Cabriolet
Coach Work : Brunn
Price : $7,000
Weight : 5715 lbs | 2592.28 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 145.0 in | 3683 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

Brougham
Coach Work : Brunn
Price : $7,000
Weight : 5800 lbs | 2630.836 kg
Seating Capacity : 5
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 145.0 in | 3683 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

Cabriolet Limousine
Coach Work : Brunn
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 145.0 in | 3683 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

Touring Coupe
Coach Work : Judkins
Price : $7,000
Seating Capacity : 4
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 210.0 in | 5334 mm.
Height : 63.3 in | 1607 mm.
Wheelbase : 136.0 in | 3454 mm.
Front Track : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Rear Track : 58.3 in | 1480 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Solid axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs

Rear : Live axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 16 x 7.00
Wheels : 16 inch

1938 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $763
Avg. Household Income : $1,730
Avg. Home : $3,900
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.10

The 1938 Lincoln Model K measures 210.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 145.00 inches.

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