1937 Lincoln K Brunn Limousine

Pebble Beach Award Winner, Brunn All-Weather Brougham


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This is a beautiful Full Classic that drives as well as it looks. It has a wonderful provenance and a proven award winner. This is one of my favorites!


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We are pleased to offer this beautifully restored 1937 Lincoln Model K Brunn All-Weather Brougham that is a multiple award winner, including at the esteemed Pebble Beach Concours.  This Lincoln is one of four All-Weather Broughams built by Brunn on the longer 145-inch wheelbase, and is said to be one of three with the rear quarterlight windows.  Look at the photos carefully to see how Brunn masterfully blended a “top-hat” higher rear passenger roof line with a rakish low-cut and sporty windshield.

The original owner is thought to be the Baldwin family of piano fame.  Since then, this was a long-time California car having been owned by leading Lincoln experts over the decades.  Jack Passey of Watsonville, CA owned this Lincoln and in 1969 sold it to another Lincoln expert, William Schmidt.  Both Passey and Schmidt were well known Lincoln experts and served as judges and exhibitors at Pebble Beach and the Classic Car Club of America.  Mr. Schmidt commenced a thorough restoration, completing about 80% of the car when it was sold to the present owners, Gary and Lisa Capra, in 1998.

The Capra’s completed the restoration, using well renowned experts such as Barry Briskman in Scottsdale.  The Lincoln was then shown at the Classic Car Club of America and the Antique Automobile Club of America events earning National First Place awards many times over.  It was then invited to the Pebble Beach Concours in 2000 where it earned Second in class (D-1 American Closed Classics), a prestigious accomplishment.  It was subsequently exhibited at the Arizona Concours and has completed CCCA Caravans and numerous tours.

The livery is in very nice condition today, finished in Brewster Green complimented by triple light green coachstripes, beautiful chrome and a formal black padded top.  There are a few areas of scratches around the engine compartment from normal use.  These would be fairly simple to have repaired to help make the Lincoln more competitive for show once again.  The chrome and stainless trim are in beautiful condition today.   The dual side mounts have the correct covers and the cloisonné Lincoln V12 badges are beautiful in their blue enamel.

The Lincoln is accessorized with a correct black leather luggage trunk with four fitted pieces of luggage inside.  This is all in beautiful show condition today.

The interior has beautiful and correct black leather for the chauffeur’s compartment.  The leather is soft and supple and shows minimal wear, commensurate with the 8,000 miles added since the restoration.  The dashboard was fully restored and is well done with several light scratches near the top of the steering wheel where rings or nails hit the painted surface while touring.

The rear passenger compartment is a beautiful dark green wool broadcloth with green wool carpeting.  The wood is beautifully refinished and looks great today.  The gold silk privacy shades are all functional and add to the sense of luxury and elegance.  The two jump seats are completed in matching dark green wool broadcloth and are also in excellent condition.  The elegant German silver door handles and window cranks are all in excellent condition and the delicate Jaeger clock is functioning and is mounted in the center of the divider wood panel.  Mother of pearl buttons and tigers eye cigar lighters finish the accessories.

The engine compartment is beautifully detailed and the engine is smooth and powerful in all respects.  The details are very accurate and there is little needed to make this ready for concours competition.  Mechanically, we found no issues that need attention.  The electric fuel pump comes on with the ignition and battery disconnect is easily accessible.  This Lincoln also has been upgraded with a high speed rear end and drives well on highways.  This Lincoln comes complete with documentation going back to 1969, including letters from Hermann C. Brunn about this car and a huge stack of receipts for the restoration and maintenance.  The documents include copies of the original Brunn drawings for this design.

This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire an important and beautifully restored example of American luxury and elegance.  For more details and information, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at  The Model K is available for viewing at our Phoenix showroom.

1937 Lincoln K Brunn Limousine


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1937 Lincoln K Brunn Limousine
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VIN K8162
BODY STYLE All-Weather Brougham (Limousine)
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 8,333
INT COLOR Black Leather and Green Broadcloth
EXT COLOR Brewster Green
YEAR 1937
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Lincoln Model K

Interesting Fact: The Lincoln Model K was produced for nine years, from 1931 to 1940, by the Lincoln Motor Company. This was just the second motor line produced by their company and was developed off of the Model L. It was the first Lincoln to use a V-12 engine which became a staple of the…
Interesting Fact: The Lincoln Model K was produced for nine years, from 1931 to 1940, by the Lincoln Motor Company. This was just the second motor line produced by their company and was developed off of the Model L. It was the first Lincoln to use a V-12 engine which became a staple of the company for almost 20 years. This vehicle was perceived as one of the most exclusive vehicles of its time and featured multiple body configurations. The most powerful engine used in this vehicle is the 6.8-liter Lincoln L-head V12 engine with a three-speed manual transmission. The Lincoln Model K competed with vehicles such as the Cadillac V-12 and the Packard Twin Six. As 1940 grew closer, sales were beginning to decline on the Lincoln Model K as the newer Lincoln Continental and Lincoln Zephyr appealed to more buyers, leading to the end of production in January of 1940. This car is an instant classic for many car lovers!



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