Lot 235- 1922 Lincoln Touring Car


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Wonderful original Lincoln from the days before Ford when Leland was the manufacturer. This car is a superb period touring car that has competed with Pierce Arrows and Packard’s on the road and left them in the dust. These cars were used by rum runners and revenuers alike. Many people were killed in the standard model as high speed chases often overpowered the ability to brake and stay on the road. The powerful V-8 was capable of speeds in excess of 100 MPH. Standard issues was just rear brakes, but the police captured these cars with front brakes and chased the moonshiners to their peril.

The period nickel is still resplendent, the rear leather is all original with occasional seats. The former owner fitted the correct front brakes and it has wonderful correct headlights and lenses. The lenses have aged to a lighter lavender hue from a hundred years of sunlight.

This is believed to be an original Seattle car with its history going back generations to a Chief of Police in the roaring 20’s. It is in incredible condition and extraordinarily rare. Recently upgraded to a full classic by the CCCA according to Charlie the long term owner. He traded his Stutz for this car twenty years ago to a good friend.