Arizona | Lot 178
1934 Lincoln Model KA Four-Door Sedan
$22,400 USD | Sold
| Phoenix, Arizona
17 January 2019
- Incredible survivor example; retains original V-12 engine
- One of 425 four-door sedans built in 1934
- Accompanied by Lincoln Automobile Record
- Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic
For the 1934 model year the new Lincolns featured subtle styling changes from the prior year. Most notably the radiator shells were now painted body color, and the areas that once had louvers now featured metal shutters. Additionally, the headlights were replaced with smaller units, giving the Lincoln a sleeker appearance. For 1934 Lincoln essentially offered only one model, broken down by wheelbase, the 136-in. KA and the 145-in. KB. Despite the difference in wheelbase, the cars were essentially the same. Both were powered by a 150-bhp, 414-cu. in. V-12 engine backed by a three-speed manual transmission. For the 1934 model year, Lincoln produced only 2,149 cars with the majority being of the KA, 136-in. wheelbase variant.
This 1934 Lincoln KA was completed with Four-Door Sedan (525) coachwork by Murray Body Corporation in Detroit, Michigan. The car was shipped on 8 February 1934. It is reported to have been sold new in Southern California to a wealthy family who would go on to enjoy the car for over 40 years. When it came time to part with the car, they chose to donate it to a museum where it was put on display. Following its stint in the museum, the car was purchased by a collector. To date, the car has covered less than 89,700 miles over the course of its life, preserved and maintained throughout. Presented in black with black wire wheels with factory hubcaps and blackwall tires, the car has a very conservative appearance, allowing the original owner of this Lincoln to fly under the radar with his expense Depression-era purchase. The car features the only option offered in 1934, dual side-mount spares, and in addition to the original paint, retains its original interior and glass. Within the last year the car has benefitted from a flushing and repair of the cooling system, brake system, as well as the carburetor and fuel system. The car is accompanied by its Lincoln Automobile Record, provided by The Henry Ford, specifying this car’s original build information.
Recognized as a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America, this 1934 Lincoln V-12 Town Sedan is a true time capsule. It is an excellent candidate for further preservation, and with its powerful V-12 engine and five-passenger occupancy, it would be a wonderful car to enjoy on a CCCA tour.