The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 182
1931 Lincoln Model K Enclosed Drive Limousine by Willoughby
$47,300 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
Series 201. 120 hp, 385 cu. in. V-8 engine, three-speed manual with free wheeling transmission, high-speed differential, front and rear semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 145 in.
The ownership history of this grand Lincoln can be traced back several decades. It is known to have joined the famed Browning Collection in the early-1970s, after residing with Lincoln enthusiast Tony Porta. Browning acquired the car in very presentable original condition and then commissioned a sympathetic restoration, during which the car was repainted in grey and re-upholstered in the attractive leather and grey cloth it displays today. The paintwork remains very presentable, with color combinations highly suitable for this stately Lincoln. Brightwork on this example is quite excellent, and the engine bay and motor are also very clean. The underbody is original in appearance. Like many cars in the Charlie Thomas Collection, this car has received minimal wear. It is reported that, at 79,730 miles, the engine received new valves, a new timing chain, and a rebuilt starter, generator, clutch, and water pump. The odometer currently shows 80,535 miles. All in all, this is a very handsome formal automobile ready for a night at the opera, classic car tour, or simply a day out with the family.