1939 Lincoln “K” LeBaron Convertible Roadster

This 1939 Lincoln is one of two “K” series LeBaron Convertible Roadsters known to have been built in 1939. After becoming President of Ford Motor Company, Edsel Ford focused on the styling of Fords and Lincolns, in contrast to his father who focused on practicality. The “K” chassis was designed by Eugene Gregorie, who used his previous experience as a yacht designer to influence the styling of the body. Gregorie incorporated an integrated grill and head lamps to create a flowing design through the car. Stylists also incorporated Art Deco design into the instrument panel.

Close up of dash for 1939 Lincoln. Dials and gauges are set in silver frames.





United States 414 CU. IN. (6.8 L) V-12 150 2 Roadsters of 139 Total

Exhibited courtesy of the Richard H. Driehaus Collection at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage, Chicago, Illinois


1939 was the last year for Lincoln’s “K” series, which was its most expensive line of cars.

1939 Lincoln finished in red. Roadster style. One of only two.


About this Series

Streamlined: Style on Motion was on display at the Museum in 2019.  This series of articles comes for the displays from that exhibition.

Streamlined: Style in Motion Logo. The text is in blue with an art deco feel. 5 parallel lines frame the word streamlined.