Lincoln Model K
1931 to 1939
Body versions :
Touring Cars , Limousine ,Pullman Limousine ,Coupe , Cabriolet
Gasoline 6.25-7.3 liters
The Lincoln Model K was a luxury car throughout the 1930s that Ford introduced under the brand name Lincoln as the successor to the Model L in January 1931 available with fully custom coachwork to order.
1931 (Series 201) The model K took over the side-controlled V8 engine with 60 ° cylinder angle and 6,307 cc capacity of the predecessor model L. However, this now developed 120 bhp (88 kW) at 2,900 / min. The engine power was transmitted via a two-disc cam clutch on a manual three-speed gearbox with stick circuit in the middle of the vehicle and from there to the rear axle. All wheels were mechanically braked.
Already in the first year 27 different bodies were offered, which were designed somewhat more modern compared to the predecessor model. So there were z. As a then fashionable, chrome-plated rod in front of the grille on which the headlights were attached. The chassis was extended by 9 "compared to its predecessor and now had a wheelbase of 3,683 mm.
1932 Model KA (Series 501) The V8 engine got 5 bhp power increase and now developed 125 bhp (92 kW) at 2,900 / min. The chassis were again reduced by 9 "(wheelbase 3,454 mm) and the number of possible superstructures drastically reduced to ten The price of the" small model "fell by at least $1,000.
Model KB (Series 231) New this year was the V12 engine with 7,340 cc and 150 bhp (110 kW) at 3,400 / min. The new top model was available with many different bodies and still exclusively on the long chassis. In addition to the products manufactured by Lincoln constructions there were several bodies on the customer Stellmacher emerged. The logo of the V12 models is highlighted in blue, that of the KA V8 red.
1933 Model KA (Series 511) This year also got the "small model" a V12 engine. This had a cylinder angle of 67 °, a displacement of 6,255 cc and also made 125 bhp (92 kW) at 3,400 / min. There were again 12 different (factory) bodies.
Model KB (Series 251) The big model did not change much this year, only a more modern frame was introduced.
1934 Model KA (Series 521) Again came a new, larger engine: He had 6,784 cc capacity and made 150 bhp (110 kW) at 3,800 / min. The grille was painted in body color and the headlights had torpedo shape.
Model KB (Series 271) Although still managed as a separate series, the KB model corresponded technically model KA. The differences were only in the longer chassis and the more luxurious bodies.
1935 (series 301/541) This year, both series were again called Model K, but were still available with 3,454 mm, or 3,683 mm, wheelbase. Technically, there were almost no changes.
1936 (series 300) After introducing the smaller, streamlined model Zephyr , the model K, which was re- engineered with few modifications, took the place of the top model. Visible are the models of this vintage on the offset down headlights.
1937 While there were no technical changes, the styling was completely redesigned: The headlights got teardrop shape (like the Zephyr) and wandered into the front fenders. The recessed grille had a slight V-shape, as did the split windshield. The grille consisted of 30 horizontal chrome bars.
1938 The 30 bars of the grille gave way to 18 slightly wider ones. All models now had a separate trunk.
1939 In the last year of production there was again a new carburettor and more stable steel spoke wheels. In the following year, the model K was replaced by the new, smaller Continental .
Engines: Gasoline L-head V8 L-head V12
CC: 6.25-7.3 liters
Engine power: (88-110 kW)
Drive traction: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: 3-speed manual
Wheelbase: 136 in to 145 in
Previous model: Model L
Total produced: 15,697