1934 Lincoln KA Coupe Roadster
VIN: KA2184 Body type: 523 Body: #: 11-27 Engine: Lincoln 414 cu.in. V-12 Transmission: Manual
Like Cadillac years before Lincoln was created by Henry Leyland, but it was not under his control for very long. Shortly after its creation in 1921, there was a post WWI economic recession and the marque was almost lost forever, but Henry Ford saved it from receivership and from then on Lincoln would be headed by Henry's son, Edsel, who molded Lincoln to quickly become a very prominent marque in the luxury car market. The model L was continued until 1931 when the model K was introduced which would be the first new design under Fords ownership. Beginning in 1932 the K was offered as the KA with the 136 inch wheelbase and V8 engine and the KB with the 145 inch wheelbase and V12 engine, but in 1933 both the KA and KB would be offered with V12 engines, the KB with a bit larger displacement. In 1934, the KA and the KB would both be offered with the same 414 cubic inch engine, just different length wheelbases. This 414 V12 would be the engine that Lincoln continued to use in the K until the end of its production and is still boasted by marque experts as the best V12 Lincoln engine ever produced. While styling remained largely unchanged from the previous year, the 1934 model year was much more refined with different colors, body colored radiator shells, and doors replacing the hood louvers of earlier cars.