Lot 129

Amelia Island 2023

1932 Lincoln Model KB Coupe by Judkins

Offered From The Terence E. Adderley Collection


$145,600 USD | Sold

United States | Amelia Island, Florida



Chassis No.
KB 1644
Engine No.
KB 1644
US Title
  • Offered from the Terence E. Adderley Collection
  • One of just nine Judkins-bodied KB Coupes reportedly produced in 1932; a CCCA Full Classic
  • Used by Lincoln as their salon exhibition model for 1932, with displays throughout the United States
  • Powered by an enormous 448-cu. in. L-head V-12 good for a reported 150 hp
  • Handsomely finished in Jade Mist Green with Birmingham Green fenders, moldings, and leather-trimmed top over Wiese Bedford Cord upholstery
  • Rides on 18-in. wire wheels, likewise finished in Birmingham Green, shod in period-correct wide whitewall tires
  • Kept in climate-controlled storage for the past decade

Despite the Great Depression gripping the nation in the early 1930s, the Lincoln Motor Company continued selling bare chassis fitted to be fully bespoke bodies, and also offered a range of semi-custom coachwork offered directly from the factory. The highly respected craftsmen of the John B. Judkins Company of Merrimac, Massachusetts, were responsible for some of the most luxurious of these “catalog customs.”

Completed 6 January 1932, this Model KB Lincoln is believed to be one of just nine two-passenger KB Coupes bodied by Judkins for 1932. According to surviving factory records, copies of which are on file, this KB Coupe was employed by Lincoln as their 1932 salon exhibition car. During its nationwide tour, the car is believed to have been displayed at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, and the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

The car is presented today just as it was in 1932, handsomely finished in Jade Mist Green over Birmingham Green fenders, moldings, and upper panels with silver striping. The leather-trimmed top, a Judkins trademark, is finished in yet another shade of deep green. When new, this Model KB cost over $5,400, placing it among the most expensive and exclusive Lincolns of its day.

Wearing an older restoration, the car is accompanied by paperwork from the archivists at The Henry Ford confirming the car was restored to its original salon exhibition colors and trim. It previously earned a Classic Car Club of America Premier award and has been kept in climate-controlled storage for the past decade. It would make an excellent car for CCCA CARavans and other long-distance touring events.

Displaying striking style, ample power, and rich historical significance in equal measures, this bespoke Lincoln will make an ideal complement to any collection, especially one with a focus on notable Full Classics.