1932 Lincoln KB Sport Phaeton - Amelia Island And Meadowbrook Award Winner. Estimate $800,000 - $1,000,000. Photo by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions.

This 1932 Lincoln KB Dual-Cowl Sport Phaeton has been upgraded with a splendidly executed custom body designed to reflect the stunning beauty of the Brunn Sport Phaeton, which made its debut at the 1932 New York Auto Show. The original Brunn Phaeton was well received and applauded for being luxurious and well built. Unfortunately its timing was less than ideal with the Great Depression in full swing and a hefty price tag ranging from $4,000 to more than $7,000.

Sitting on a 145-inch wheel base, this KB features a professional frame-off nut-and-bolt restoration that earned it Best of Show at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and 1st in class at the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance. Equipped with the KB’s powerful 448/150 HP V-12 engine mated to a floor-mounted 3-speed transmission, the car’s internals are matched by cosmetics that are just as impressive, if not more so. The Red exterior and dual radically raked windshields along with the custom-built low-profile rear trunk give the car a dramatic appearance while dual mounted spare tires sit atop the custom split rear bumper for a very deliberate and finished look. Pilot Ray lamps adorn the front of the car and angle in concert with the New American Arrow chrome wheels dressed in 7 ½-by-18-inch double-wide Whitewall tires. The restoration of the car included just as much detail and attention paid to the interior. A mahogany wood-grain steering wheel and chrome instruments coordinate beautifully with the chrome-ribbed mahogany wood grain-accented tan leather interior. Matching instruments grace the rear passenger compartment dash of the dual-cowl interior, and a fold-down armrest provides further comfort for backseat touring.

An excellent example of one of Lincoln’s most well-respected pre-war cars, this award-winning factory KB V-12 with upgraded coachwork would make an outstanding addition to any collection of classics or otherwise. Elegance, showmanship and professional build quality all lend itself to this stunning 1932 Lincoln KB Sport Phaeton.

Mecum Monterey 2015