Lincoln KB Willoughby Limousine. One of only 77 built.
Probably the last all original car, Only 4 documented
still in existence in the late 90's. The owner has the
original title and owners manual. This vehicle has been
Well maintained and cared for by one family for 70 years.
Always garaged and the owner has a couple of boxes of
documentation including the original service card. The
Mohair interior looks like it just left show room. The
Tuxedo leather top is also in excellent condition.
I just recently purchased the car here locally and received
with it a box full of documentation on the vehicle. The
information I have provided here has been taken from that
paperwork and orally thru the gentleman from whom I purchased
the vehicle. He obtained most of his information from
the son-in law of the original owner.
The vehicle was originally purchased in Ft. Worth, Texas
in 1934 by a banker in Strawn, Texas. I have the original
title showing the names of the selling dealer and purchaser.
I also have the original registration receipts until 1940,
when the owner, Mr. Straus, no longer continued to maintain
registration. The car was garaged in the rear of the bank
where Mr. Straus chauffeur lived. He used the car
for a few years, making some trips to Ft. Worth to meetings
at an oil company on which he served as a board member.
During this time, the car caught the eye of an employee
at a filling station frequented by Mr. Straus. When Mr.
Straus retired the vehicle, (possibly in 1940, as it was
no longer registered after that date), the gas station
attendant attempted to purchase it, but Mr. Straus was
not interested in selling it at that time. Meanwhile,
the United States became involved in WWII, and the gas
station attendant went off to serve in the war. Upon his
return home after the war, he again tried to buy the vehicle,
and again was unsuccessful. Fast forward a few years
gas station attendant eventually became Mr. Straus
son-in-law! In 1953, possession of the car was given to
his son-in-law. He moved it to Sundown, Texas, were he
cared for it for the familyhe never considered the
car his. When he sold it in 2004 and gave
the money to the family. The car made a tour of Texas
in 1970, and paperwork detailing the maintenance done
prior to the tour shows that it had 39,000 miles on it
at that time. Today the car shows 44,170 miles on the
The car has been garage-kept its entire life and its current
condition is as close to originally perfect as a 76-year-old
vehicle can be. The paint is original; in the right light
you can see where it has faded with time. It has some
small rock chips on the fenders and wear marks around
the hood where it has been opened and closed. I have both
the original owners manual and the original build
sheet. The manual says that the paint job is the top of
the line and should last two years. The paint job has
lasted significantly longer than the projected two years,
but it does show its age. The coach portion of the vehicle
is aluminum, so rust is not much of a concern there, nor
is it found anywhere else either. The only body ding noted
is a small crease on the foot rail below the right rear
passenger door area and is barely noticeable. However,
there also appears to be a minor ding on the front left
fender that was repaired. The remainder of the body appears
to still be in the condition it was the day it left the
factory. The muffler has been replaced but I still have
the original muffler as well, which needs to be re-covered.
An electric fuel pump has been added and subsequently
concealed to allow for easier startingand it does
start very easily.
The rear interior shows no wear and its condition today
is nearly as perfect as it was when it left the factory.
The front compartment shows some minor wear on the floor
carpet, and the leather seats have some wrinkles from
use but no cracking or other signs of wear. The tuxedo
leather top has been treated annually and is still in
The story underscores the great care that has been taken
to keep the vehicle in good condition. Offered for $99,500.00.