In the early 1930s, when the nation was in the grips of the Great Depression, the Lincoln Motor Company continued to sell bare chassis that could be fitted with bespoke bodies, as well as semi-custom coachwork that was offered directly from the factory. The John B. Judkins Company of Merrimac, Massachusetts, which was highly respected for their craftsmanship, produced some of the most luxurious “catalog customs.”
This Model KB Lincoln, completed on January 6, 1932, is believed to be one of only nine two-passenger KB Coupes that were bodied by Judkins for the year. According to surviving factory records, copies of which are on file, this KB Coupe was used by Lincoln as their exhibition car for the 1932 salon.
Source: RM Sotheby’s