1939 Lincoln Model K convertible sedan
The 1935-1940 Lincoln Model K was the the senior Lincoln of the late '30s following the advent of the medium-price Zephyr for 1936. All had the K designation and the 414-cid V-12 introduced with the 1934 KA/KB. It was still very costly, so production dwindled as the lean years wore on -- as it did for multi-cylinder Packards and Cadillacs.
Special-order only 1940 models were built on the 1939 chassis. One of these was the famous 160-inch-wheelbase "Sunshine Special" parade car of Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, which now resides at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.
This was officially replaced for '41 by a long-wheelbase Lincoln Custom based on a much-modified Zephyr structure, chassis, and running gear.
Pluses of the 1935-1940 Lincoln Model K:
- The poor man's K, available at much more down to earth prices
- CCCA Classic status
Minuses of the 1935-1940 Lincoln Model K:
- Prices likewise reflect the move from four-square styling to streamlining, not handled particularly well compared to, say, Packard or Cadillac
- High running costs
Production of the 1935-1940 Lincoln Model K:
- 1935: 1,434
- 1936: 1,013
- 1937: 977
- 1938: 416
- 1939: 133
- 1940: NA
Specifications of the 1935-1940 Lincoln Model K:
Wheelbase, inches: 136.0/145.0
Length, inches: Variable
Weight, pounds: 5,030-6,300Price, new: $4,200-$7,400
Engines for the 1935-1940 Lincoln Model K:
|sv V-12||414.0 cid|| 150 ||1935-1940|
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