A Very Big Vicky…

A Very Big Vicky…

I’ve always had a soft spot for Lincolns, especially the 1930s and 40s era models. My first real custom car was 1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan 2 door Club Coupe, and years later my father restored a 1934 Lincoln KA Roadster that ended up going on the lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours. Lincoln Automobiles was purchased from Henry Leland when he hit hard times in 1922, and soon came to represent the pinnacle of luxury and sophistication as Ford’s flagship brand under Edsel’s design leadership. Making each Lincoln’s style related to the handsome Ford model in the line below it was a smart choice, as the design language translated up rather well. One of the prettiest closed cars of the early 30s in my opinion was the 1932 Lincoln KA series Victoria coupe. KA models were the shorter wheelbase models, and therefore had more compact proportions than their more gargantuan KB series big brothers. Think of it as a ’32 Ford Vicky on steroids, with everything scaled up by 20% or so. Now here’s the kicker: The rumor is that of the six or so of these KA Victoria models known to still exist, two of them have been turned into hot rods! Let the Photoshopping begin…

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