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.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
|414 CU. IN. (6.8 L) V-12
|2 Roadsters of 139 Total
Exhibited courtesy of the Richard H. Driehaus Collection at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage, Chicago, Illinois
DID YOU KNOW?
1939 was the last year for Lincoln’s “K” series, which was its most expensive line of cars.