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Lot 198

1938 Lincoln Model K Coupe by LeBaron

  • Chassis no. K9314
  • Engine no. K9314

Sold for $231,000


Body Style 412. 150 bhp, 414 cu. in. L-head V-12 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and live rear axles with semi-elliptical leaf springs, and four-wheel power-assisted mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 136 in.

  • One of 12 built in this handsome style
  • Believed to have been owned by King Hussein of Jordan
  • An outstanding CCCA CARavan car


Among the body styles available for the Model K Lincoln in 1938, the proportions of the LeBaron Coupe are most outstanding, with its relatively small roofline exaggerating the length of the hood and giving the car an appearance of immense power. It is an automobile to strictly carry two people, as there is a full trunk and no rumble seat. Few were the men and women who could have afforded such a delightfully impractical automobile in 1938; specifically, the exact number of people was 12.

The LeBaron Coupe offered here retains its original matching-numbers engine, number K9314, which matches the chassis number and is confirmed by documents on file from the Benson Ford Research Center. The same documents note that the car wore body number 12, making it the final LeBaron Coupe built, and that it was originally finished in all-over Black, as it appears today. It was originally assigned to the New York sales office.

At some point, the Model K was reportedly acquired by King Hussein of Jordan and transported to that country, where it was on display in his own well-known, highly regarded collection. A document on file, dated December 18, 2002, indicates that the car, “engine no. K9314,” was given by King Hussein’s daughter, Princess Alia, as a gift to Mr. Said Abd Alkareem Rasheed Mohamed Rasheed. It was registered to him in 2004, where the car was once more identified by its number, but purchasing information was not filled out, as the Lincoln was given as a gift.

Only a few years later, the car was acquired by the Andrews Collection, and then it proceeded to undergo extensive engine work, which was performed by Hatfield Restorations, of Canton, Texas, with receipts for this work on file. Today, it runs and drives very nicely, and it is in beautiful overall condition, with excellent paint and interior. Much of the exterior chrome has been replated and shines beautifully, while some of the interior trim is original and has a pleasant patina. This royal Lincoln is sporting and dashing in profile, and it could easily continue to be shown by a new owner or toured with, as it would be an outstanding choice for CCCA CARavans and AACA and VMCCA events.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

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