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Lot 105

1929 Lincoln Club Roadster

  • Chassis no. 57832

Sold for $35,750


Model L. 90 bhp, 384.8 cu. in. L-head V-8 engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 136"



- Handsome, highly original example with rumble seat



Henry Ford purchased Henry Leland’s Lincoln Motor Company in 1922. The Lincoln car became the flagship of his empire, its fortunes entrusted largely to his only son, Edsel. Lincoln’s sales were never immense, but its prestige was an asset, particularly after Edsel’s fine eye for design did away with the perpendicular Leland-era bodies. Even Lincoln’s factory bodies bore the influence of Edsel’s eye and tended to have sporting lines and adopt the features currently being introduced on the custom cars of the period.



The Club Roadster is an excellent example in that the body lines and belt moldings are rather rakish for the period. The top shows the compact design and level folding ability that was de rigeur for Waterhouse, Brunn and others. During the days of Leland Lincoln, the designs tended towards conservatism, as did the styles, with far more five- and seven-passenger cars built than the more sporting styles. By 1929, however, Lincoln offered a range of sporting bodies designed to appeal to a younger and more modern crowd. Among them was the Club Roadster for Lincoln, actually a convertible coupe with roll-up windows. Quite popular as factory designs go, it was produced for 30 months from January 1928, with 225 built in all.



Reportedly an original car but for the repaint of the rumble deck, fenders and wheels, this Lincoln Club Roadster was purchased from a Decatur, Illinois collector about ten years ago. The body is green with black moldings and fenders. The brown leather is original, as is the carpet in the rumble area. The cockpit floor has gray battleship linoleum. Equipped with a wood steering wheel, wire wheels, blackwall tires and a rear-mounted spare, it is an archetypal example of the Club Roadster. The engine has the characteristic “whirlwind” air breather, and it should also be noted that a spare engine can be made available to the successful bidder. For further details, please speak with an RM representative.

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Alexander Weaver

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Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

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Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

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David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

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Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

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As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

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Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more