- Impressive survivor; 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
Among premier, luxury cars in America during the 1930s, Lincolns were certainly among the most tasteful. In the case of the Modal KA, powered by a 150 bhp, 414 cu. in. V-12 engine backed by a three-speed manual transmission, the car exuded a prestige that few could achieve.
This 1934 Lincoln KA was completed with four-door sedan (525) coachwork by Murray Body Corporation in Detroit, Michigan. The car was shipped to its first owner 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 ensuing ownerships, the previous caretaker, an esteemed collector, would enjoy the car until earlier this year, when it was acquired by the current vendor.
Presented in black with black wire wheels with factory hubcaps and blackwall tires, the car has a conservative appearance, allowing the original owner of this Lincoln to fly under the radar with his expensive Depression-era purchase. The car features the only option offered in 1934, dual side-mount spares, and in addition to the original paint, it retains its original interior and glass. Within the last two years, the car has benefitted from a flushing and repair of the cooling system and 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 production information.
Recognized as a Full Classic by the Classic Car Club of America, this 1934 Lincoln V-12 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 drive and enjoy on tour.