Lincoln is an American luxury car manufacturer, operated under the Ford Motor Company. Founded in 1917 by Henry M. Leland and acquired by Ford in 1922, Lincoln has been manufacturing vehicles intended for the upscale markets since the 1920s. Leland named the brand after his longtime hero Abraham Lincoln, for whom he had voted in the first presidential elections for which he was eligible The company was founded in August 1917 by Henry M. Leland, one of the founders of Cadillac (originally the Henry Ford Company). He left the Cadillac division of General Motors during World War I and formed the Lincoln Motor Company to build Liberty aircraft engines with his son Wilfred. After the war, the company's factories were retooled to manufacture luxury automobiles. The company encountered severe financial troubles during the transition, coupled with body styling that wasn't comparable to other luxury makers, and after having produced only 150 cars in 1922, was forced into bankruptcy and sold for USD $8,000,000 to the Ford Motor Comany on February 4 1922, which went to pay off some of the creditors. The purchase of Lincoln was a personal triumph for Henry Ford, who had been forced out of his second (after Detroit Automobile Company) company by a group of investors led by Leland. Ford's company, renamed Cadillac in 1902 and purchased by rival General Motors in 1909, was Lincoln's chief competitor. Lincoln quickly became one of America's top selling luxury brands alongside Cadillac and Packard.
Ford made no immediate change, either in the chassis or the V-8 L-head engine which was rated 36.4 SAE and produced 90 bhp at 2,800 rpm. After the Ford takeover, bodywork changes and reduced prices increased sales to 5,512 vehicles from March to December of 1922. Lincoln sales rose about 45 percent to produce 7,875 cars and the company was operating at a profit by the end of 1923.
In 1932, Lincoln introduced the V12-powered KB.
This Rare Model K 5 Passenger Sedan is an excelllent fully restored car ready for show or tour. Everything has been replaced or renewed down to the window shades. The car runs well and can be pressed into immediate service-this is a turn key example you can jump in and drive with confidence.
This is a rare opportunity to own a nice original Full Classic Lincoln with the legendary K v12. This is a very rare car and will make a wonderful CARavan car. The combination of the powerful V12 on the shortest wheelbase a gives this car performance that will rival most of its contemporaries. Notice the actual woodwork in the interior- Packard used woodgrained metal- this demonstrates the high quality Lincoln provided in these K's. The build quality on these Lincoln K's exceeds any other competing manufacturer at the time- they cost more new than the Packards, and it is rumored that Lincoln lost money on every one they made!
These cars are a tremendous value in todays Collector car market.
*the mileage on this car is believed original based on accompaning documentation such as service records and insurance receipts. The Title is marked Exempt, however, as often happens along the way due to the age of the car.