1937 Lincoln Model K
- Year of manufacture1937
- Mileage8 mi / 13 km
- Car typeCoupé
- Chassis numberK8162
- Interior colourGreen
- Number of doors4
- Exterior colourGreen
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We are pleased to offer this beautifully restored 1937 Lincoln Model K Brunn All-Weather Brougham that is a multiple award winner, including at the esteemed Pebble Beach Concours. This Lincoln is one of four All-Weather Broughams built by Brunn on the longer 145-inch wheelbase, and is said to be one of three with the rear quarterlight windows. Look at the photos carefully to see how Brunn masterfully blended a "top-hat" higher rear passenger roof line with a rakish low-cut and sporty windshield.
The original owner is thought to be the Baldwin family of piano fame. Since then, this was a long-time California car having been owned by leading Lincoln experts over the decades. Jack Passey of Watsonville, CA owned this Lincoln and in 1969 sold it to another Lincoln expert, William Schmidt. Both Passey and Schmidt were well known Lincoln experts and served as judges and exhibitors at Pebble Beach and the Classic Car Club of America. Mr. Schmidt commenced a thorough restoration, completing about 80f the car when it was sold to the present owners, Gary and Lisa Capra, in 1998.
The Capra's completed the restoration, using well renowned experts such as Barry Briskman in Scottsdale. The Lincoln was then shown at the Classic Car Club of America and the Antique Automobile Club of America events earning National First Place awards many times over. It was then invited to the Pebble Beach Concours in 2000 where it earned Second in class (D-1 American Closed Classics), a prestigious accomplishment. It was subsequently exhibited at the Arizona Concours and has completed CCCA Caravans and numerous tours.
The livery is in very nice condition today, finished in Brewster Green complimented by triple light green coachstripes, beautiful chrome and a formal black padded top. There are a few areas of scratches around the engine compartment from normal use. These would be fairly simple to have repaired to help make the Lincoln more competitive for show once again. The chrome and stainless trim are in beautiful condition today. The dual side mounts have the correct covers and the cloisonn Lincoln V12 badges are beautiful in their blue enamel.
The Lincoln is accessorized with a correct black leather luggage trunk with four fitted pieces of luggage inside. This is all in beautiful show condition today.
The interior has beautiful and correct black leather for the chauffeurs compartment. The leather is soft and supple and shows minimal wear, commensurate with the 8,000 miles added since the restoration. The dashboard was fully restored and is well done with several light scratches near the top of the steering wheel where rings or nails hit the painted surface while touring.
The rear passenger compartment is a beautiful dark green wool broadcloth with green wool carpeting. The wood is beautifully refinished and looks great today. The gold silk privacy shades are all functional and add to the sense of luxury and elegance. The two jump seats are completed in matching dark green wool broadcloth and are also in excellent condition. The elegant German silver door handles and window cranks are all in excellent condition and the delicate Jaeger clock is functioning and is mounted in the center of the divider wood panel. Mother of pearl buttons and tigers eye cigar lighters finish the accessories.
The engine compartment is beautifully detailed and the engine is smooth and powerful in all respects. The details are very accurate and there is little needed to make this ready for concours competition. Mechanically, we found no issues that need attention. The electric fuel pump comes on with the ignition and battery disconnect is easily accessible. This Lincoln also has been upgraded with a high speed rear end and drives well on highways.
This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire an important and beautifully restored example of American luxury and elegance. For more details and information, please call or text Harry Clark at 1.602.245.7200 or email us at [email protected] . The Model K is available for viewing at our Phoenix showroom.