Lot 13 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 26th July 2017)
Sold for £32,625
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: YWG 366
Chassis No: KA775
Mot Expiry: Exempt
- Understood to have been restored between the '70s and '90s
- A credible 50,852 recorded miles
- Potential demand for use in TV and film work
This splendid, lefthand drive, matching numbers V12 Lincoln is understood to be #93 of just 201 1933 KA models built in the 514 body style by Murray, so thought by now to be a pretty rare example. With huge street presence, that evokes scenes from the famous film and TV series The Untouchables, concerning the prohibition era of America, 'YWG 366' is finished in the striking combination of Black and Red and trimmed in Beige cloth. The restoration apparently carried out between the '70s and '90s would appear to have been of a high standard and has stood the test of time well, such that the car is currently regarded by the vendor as having: 'excellent' 6.3-litre engine and three-speed manual transmission, 'very good to excellent' bodywork and 'good' paintwork and interior trim. The Lincoln has only resided in the UK since last year and, while its early history is unknown, is understood to have belonged to a Kansas-based enthusiast from 1975 before moving to Colorado in 1987 and then Atlanta in 1999, where it had two consecutive keepers. The indicated mileage of 50,852 is undocumented, but it is certainly credible bearing in mind the Lincoln's current condition. The vendor apparently used it for his son's wedding and one can imagine there being plenty of potential demand for its use in similar events or TV and film work. Alternatively it would make a great addition to any private collection.
Lincoln's K Series cars were produced from 1931 to 1940 and could be purchased with factory bodies or bespoke coachwork like the sale car. The KA model was initially powered by an L-head V8 engine of 6.3-litres but this was superseded by a V12 unit of almost identical capacity for 1933 in order to compete with similarly-engined rivals from Cadillac, Rolls-Royce etc.