• May 18, 2015

1936 Lincoln V-12 Town Car

1936 Lincoln V-12 Town Car

1936 Lincoln V-12 Town Car Automobile Driving Museum

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Body Style: Town car, non-collapsible cabriolet
5 passenger, body by Brunn Coach Bldr.
Factory Price: Varied by options ordered, estimate $5,500
Production: 13 units this style,
K series yearly production 1,013
Weight: 5,950 lbs.
Engine: V-12, 67 Degree V-block aluminum L-head
Horse Power: 150 @ 3,800 rpm
Cubic Inches: 414
Wheel Base: 145 in.
Transmission: 3 speed floor shift
Brakes: 4 wheel mechanical with vacuum booster


[column grid=”2″ span=”1″]In 1920-21 Lincoln was not doing well financially. Henry Ford looked at Lincoln as a compliment to his low priced Ford at the opposite end of the spectrum thereby acquiring the company out of receivership in January, 1922. With improvements by Edsel Ford and with Ford’s financial backing Lincoln’s future began to take shape. Coupled with better designs and custom body builders, Lincoln became a competitive luxury car in its field.
During the early 1930s Lincoln introduced the KA, KB and the K series with large V-12 engines for power to match its heavy weight. With custom designed bodies by Brunn, Judkins, Dietrich, La Baron and others, many beautiful Lincolns were built during the Classic Era. This custom built town car by Brunn and Co. is just one fine example of elegance at its zenith. World War II and a changing economic base brought an end to an elegant era in the automobile custom coach industry.