16 August 1998
1933 LINCOLN MODEL KA CONVERTIBLE ROADSTER
COACHWORK BY MURRAY
Chassis No. KA1114
Engine No. KA1114
Dark blue and tan with black fenders and black leather interior
Engine: V12, overhead valve, 448ci., 150bhp at 3,400rpm; Gearbox: 3-speed manual; Suspension: semi-elliptic leaf spring, front and rear; Brakes: four wheel drum. Left hand drive.
In 1933, the Model KA series 511 ended the V8 era and introduced the V12. With aluminum pistons and detachable cast-iron cylinder heads, this engine was less expensive to produce than the KB V12. The 1933 styling available for the KA models was substantially modified. Hood louvers replaced shutters on both the KA and KB series, and a striking chrome mesh grille sloped backward for an elegant profile. Midway through the model year, Lincoln switched from the old-style clamshell fenders to a more streamlined version and agreed to retro-fit the earlier 1933 models at no cost to the owners. The production of the convertible roadster was limited to 85 vehicles, making this a very rare automobile.
Mr. Warshawsky purchased this KA from well known Lincoln collector, the late Reid Miles. It is a highly attractive example fitted with optional twin driving lamps, wheel discs, spot lamp and a wonderful period trunk with travel stickers denoting an adventurous journey. Mr. Miles showed the Lincoln at many California shows at which it was a frequent prize winner. The majority of the restoration was executed by several individuals, with the mechanics performed exlusively by Lincoln specialist, Tom Powels. It is recognized as a 'Full Classic' by the C.C.C.A. and is therefore eligible for many of the club sponsored shows and touring events.
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