1931 Lincoln V-8 Model K phaeton. See more pictures of Lincoln Cars.
Lincoln replaced it in 1931 with a modernized,
though dimensionally identical, Model K that had a new chassis with torque-tube
drive, floating rear axle, worm-and-roller steering, and hydraulic shocks. The
K's V-8 retained the old L engine's "fork-and-blade" rods and
three-piece cast-iron block/crankcase assembly.
All models rode the same wheelbases, and included a wide variety of semi- and full-custom bodies, the latter supplied by Locke, Judkins, Brunn, LeBaron, Willoughby, Dietrich, and others.
Prices ranged as high as $7,400, and three long-wheelbase chassis -- 145/150/155 inches -- were offered. The K chassis was given over to the V-12 Series KB of 1932. That year's V-8 Series KA chassis reverted to the L wheelbase but retained the K's improvements.
Pluses of the 1930-1932 Lincoln V-8 Models L/K/KA:
- Recognized CCCA Classics
- Superb coachwork, particularly the custom bodies
- Noble Lincoln pedigree
Minuses of the 1930-1932 Lincoln V-8 Models L/K/KA:
- Extremely costly to buy, own, and maintain
- Parts problems increasing
- Model L not in the same league with some other '30s Classics
Production of the 1930-1932 Lincoln V-8 Models L/K/KA:
- 1930: L 3,222
- 1931: K 3,556
- 1932: KA 2,224
Specifications of the 1930-1932 Lincoln V-8 Models L/K/KA:
Wheelbase, inches: 136.0 (1930, 1932), 145.0 (1931)
Length, inches: Varies with bodywork
Weight, pounds: 4,740-6,000Price, new: $4,200-$7,400
Engines for the 1930-1932 Lincoln V-8 Models L/K/KA:
Type Size Horsepower Years sv
V-8 385.0 cid 90-125 1930-1932
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