Classic Lincoln Model 129 For Sale

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1923 Lincoln Model 129 For Sale

The Lincoln L series (also called the Lincoln Model L) is the first automobile that was produced by the Lincoln Motor Company Introduced in 1920, the L series would continue to be produced after the bankruptcy of Lincoln in 1922 and its purchase by Ford Motor Company. It was an alternative to various top level luxury vehicles to include the Mercedes-Benz 630, Rolls-Royce Phantom I, Renault Type MC, Packard Twin Six, and Cadillac Type 61. It was replaced during 1930 by the Model K. Assembly of the L series took place in Detroit, Michigan. In financial trouble, Leland sold the company to Henry Ford February 4, 1922, for $8 million ($129,510,934 in 2021 dollars), the amount determined by the judge presiding over the receivership Arthur J. Tuttle. Henry Leland valued the company at over $16 million. After a few months the Leland's left the company because of Henry Ford's managerial style and his son, Edsel Ford, designed a new body for the L series. Edsel became president and Ernest C. Kanzler general manager. The L series was a robust car. In the first year, hydraulic shock absorbers were added. Edsel and Kanzler implemented production economies, trimming manufacturing costs by about $1000 per car. Aside from the extension of the wheelbase from 130 to 136 inches, the chassis of the Lincoln Model L saw few major changes; the 60-degree L-head V8 remained in production. The V8 used a novel approach for the piston connecting rods called Fork and Blade, which meant two connecting rods...

1923 Lincoln Model 129 For Sale

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Denver

1923 Lincoln Model 129

This Maroon, with Grey interior, 1923 Model 129 is powered by a L Head FORK And BLADE 357.8 C.I. V8 (90 HP) engine with a 3-Speed Manual transmission.

$55,000

1420-DEN

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