BK Auto Auctions presents this awesome 1922 Lincoln Sport Phaeton restoration finished in Sapphire Blue over tuxedo black leather seat interior. Powering this Lincoln is the original 357.8 cubic inch flathead V8 engine and three speed manual transmission, with just over 89,000 miles on the car’s odometer.
This Lincoln is bearing matching engine and chassis numbers 6447, and this 1922 Lincoln Sport Phaeton is a rare example built under the supervision of Leland in his brief tenure at the helm of the Lincoln company after it was purchased by Ford.
Finished in Sapphire blue with the black lather interior and black tops make everything pair nicely. A skilled and talented designer, the Leland-built Lincolns feature different headlights, hubcaps and radiator shells than the Ford Lincoln which makes them highly desirable and sought after.
The stories of automotive pioneers Henry Ford and Henry Leland are forever intertwined in automobile history. Leland built the Cadillac marque on the remnants of Henry Ford’s failed business venture prior to Ford founding the Ford Motor Company. Cadillac later became a part of General Motors under the leadership of William Durant, with Leland exiting Cadillac and building a factory to produce airplane engines in support of the United States’ effort in World War I. When the war ended shortly after production began, Leland raised additional capital and re-tooled his factory to manufacture Lincoln cars.
Leland set forth sales expectations that were unattainable with the build quality he demanded, and soon he and Lincoln’s board of directors was embroiled in a disagreement. Refusing to compromise his quality standards to increase production, the board placed the company into receivership, and it was purchased by Henry Ford on February 4, 1922. Leland retained the title of president for a period of four months before being replaced by Edsel Ford, Henry Ford’s son.
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