Lot 428

Hershey 2023

1932 Lincoln Sport Phaeton Custom in the style of Murphy


$126,500 USD | Sold

United States | Hershey, Pennsylvania



Chassis No.
KB 157
US Title
  • Custom Sport Phaeton in the style of Murphy
  • Built by Brizio Street Rods of San Francisco, California at a cost of over $543,000
  • Powered by a 6.2-liter Chevrolet LS3 V-8 engine reported to produce 430 hp
  • Retrofitted with a GMC automatic transmission, four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes, Heidts independent suspension, and rack and pinion power steering

Lincoln’s top-of-the-line K Series debuted in 1930 as a direct competitor to the best offerings from Cadillac and Packard. For 1932, the line was split between the 136-inch-wheelbase, V-8-powered Model KA and the 145-inch KB, which sported Lincoln’s new 488-cubic-inch 60-degree L-head V-12 engine. These chassis could be fitted with one of several factory-built bodies, but most of the larger KBs found their way to any one of the era’s finest coachbuilders. Among the most revered of these craftsmen was Walter Murphy Coachworks of Pasadena, California. Known for its stunning sport phaeton and roadster designs, particularly with early Lincolns, Murphy would fall victim to the Great Depression and close its doors in 1933.

The magnificent 1932 Lincoln KB presented here wears a custom-built dual-cowl sport phaeton body in the style of Murphy. Riding on a 145-inch KB chassis, the car has been extensively enhanced by Roy Brizio of Brizio Street Rods in San Francisco, California. A world-renowned custom builder, Brizio and his team have created cars for celebrities such as Eric Clapton and Neil Young and have been featured in numerous automotive publications.

Brizio and his team started with a hand-formed aluminum body, front fenders, and hood top by Rick Kriss Auto Restorations of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. These combined with an extensive list of correct 1932 Lincoln parts. A 6.2-liter Chevrolet LS3 V-8 engine shoehorned under the hood reportedly produces 430 horsepower and is mated to a GMC automatic transmission. A Heidts fully independent suspension system, rack-and-pinion power steering, and Wilwood multi-piston disc brakes at all four corners markedly improve driving dynamics. All told, the multi-year restoration process cost upwards of $543,000.

Used extensively as a daily driver on both the East and West Coasts, this stunning custom Lincoln Sport Phaeton is certain to continue drawing awe and admiration under the care of its next owner.