1930 Lincoln L Brougham


This particular Lincoln is a 1930 Brougham bodied by Brunn and Co., Buffalo, New York. A Town Sedan for the chauffeured class, this example is an outstanding restoration. It is powered by a 348.8 c.i., 60 degree V, L-Head Eight making 90 hp at 2,800 rpm.

Brunn called this model an “All Weather Brougham” because of the configuration of the two retractable tops. The Lincoln has a landaulet style top in the rear that folds down. It has a fixed center section, and then a retractable top over the driver’s compartment.  The rear passenger compartment has small fold-out “jump seats.” The doors are in the front-opening style that was popular on comparably high-end cars of the time. The design allowed chauffeurs easy access when opening the door for passengers.

The Lincoln Motor Company was founded in 1917 by Henry Leland to produce Liberty ero engines during World War I. After the war was over, Leland, who had founded Cadillac in 1903, decided to re-enter the luxury car market with a new car, the Lincoln. The first model, the Model L, was produced from 1921 to 1930. The Model L, powered by a V-8, was comparable in size and price to a Cadillac but had a larger more powerful engine. The price of between $4600 and $6600 made the car only available to the most well-to-do. Leland's forte was not in styling and the car suffered from a stodgy appearance and bad economic times. Leland was forced to sell to Henry Ford in 1922. Lincoln was refined through the styling genius of Edsel Ford, creating an elegant styling that would make Lincoln one of the premier motor cars in the world.
Year: 1930
Make: Lincoln
Model: L Brougham
Style: Town Car

Serial No: 61939
Odometer: 61964
Engine Cyl: V8 L-Head
Engine Size: 384 cid
Engine HP: 90
Trans: Manual 3-Speed