1924 Lincoln Model L Touring

Henry Leland's Lincolns were superbly engineered and built to the high standards set by Detroit's 'Master of Precision'. What let them down was their bulky, tall, ungainly coachwork designed by Leland's son-in-law, a maker of ladies' hats who was more interested in preserving his millinery than in deft proportions and good design.

After Lincoln was bought by Ford, Edsel Ford took responsibility for redesigning the cars, turning to some of the leading coachbuilders and designers of the day for their ideas and engaging them to design series of catalog custom coachwork.

One of these was Buffalo, New York coachbuilder Brunn & Co. One of the earliest coachbuilders to supply Lincoln, Brunn also created designs which were built in series by mid-size coachbuilders like the American Body Co., which constructed the Brunn-designed sport phaeton coachwork on this 1924 Lincoln Model L.

It is an older restoration in maroon with black fenders and running boards, black leather upholster and black leatherette top. The odometer shows just over 20,000 miles which is quite possibly all it has covered from new and it is believed at one time to have been part of Barney Pollard's famed collection.

It is equipped with chrome plated drum headlights in stirrup mounts, varnished wood spoke wheels with silver painted rims, wind wings and a rear-mounted trunk. The underhood presentation is remarkably sharp and clean for the age of the restoration, as is the rest of the car.

Its Leland-designed 358 cubic inch 90 horsepower V-8 engine has been fitted with a later carburetor for reliability and better drivability. There is a documentation package with it that shows maintenance and service work back to the 1960's which give ample support to the visible evidence of caring long term ownership and consistent, sympathetic attention for many decades.

An excellent automobile for parades and local events, this is a Classic Car Club of America Full Classicâ„¢ and thus eligible for a wide variety of the CCCA's events, tours and shows.

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