9 March 2013
1924 Lincoln Model L Sport Phaeton by American Body Company
- Chassis no. 19700
- Engine no. 19700
Sold for $60,500
- From the collection of Ken Pearson
- Outstanding presentation and low-mileage example
This highly attractive 1924 Lincoln Model L Brunn Sport Phaeton was purchased as-restored by Ken Pearson sometime in the 1980s. It was previously owned by a banker named Schaefer, and it may have also been a part of the famed Barney Pollard Collection. Similarly finished to his 1923 Model L, chassis 19700 sports a two-tone color scheme of red with black fenders, complemented by a black leather interior and black vinyl top.
It has naturally-finished, varnished wooden artillery wheels, which are complemented by the wooden steering wheel and the rear wooden dash, which includes dual glove boxes with hand-carved wooden ornamentation and a frosted glass courtesy light. Other fantastic details include the simple Art Deco touches gracing the instrumentation, windshield wiper motor, steering column, and cowl lamps.
The odometer shows only 20,662 miles, which are believed original, and for touring purposes, the car has a water temperature gauge mounted under the dash, wind wings, an outside driver’s side rearview mirror, as well as a tool compartment hidden under a flap on the driver’s side door.
Despite having been restored decades ago, the engine bay sparkles and retains all of its correct finishes and equipment, save for a more modern two-barrel carburetor mounted on the intake. Aside from its outstanding presentation, this car has documentation showing lubrication and care, including tightening of all the nuts and bolts, which goes back to the late-1960s. It is a wonderful example of Lincoln’s outstanding engineering and Ken Pearson’s legacy as a collector and caretaker of these wonderful classics.
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