The stories of automotive pioneers Henry Ford and Henry Leland are forever intertwined in automobile history. Leland built the Cadillac marque on the remnants of Henry Ford’s failed business venture prior to Ford founding the Ford Motor Company. Cadillac later became a part of General Motors under the leadership of William Durant, with Leland exiting Cadillac and building a factory to produce airplane engines in support of the United States’ effort in World War I. When the war ended shortly after production began, Leland raised additional capital and re-tooled his factory to manufacture Lincoln cars.
Leland set forth sales expectations that were unattainable with the build quality he demanded, and soon he and Lincoln’s board of directors was embroiled in a disagreement. Refusing to compromise his quality standards to increase production, the board placed the company into receivership, and it was purchased by Henry Ford on February 4, 1922. Leland retained the title of president for a period of four months before being replaced by Edsel Ford, Henry Ford’s son.
Bearing matching engine and chassis numbers 6447, this 1922 Lincoln Sport Phaeton is a rare example built under the supervision of Leland in his brief tenure at the helm of the company after it was purchased by Ford. A skilled and talented designer, the Leland-built Lincolns feature different headlights, hubcaps and radiator shells than the Ford Lincoln which makes them highly desirable and sought after.
This Sapphire Blue over Tuxedo Black sport phaeton bears evidence of a decades-old restoration of what appears to have been a well-preserved car. The car runs and drives, powered by the original 357.8 cubic inch flathead V8 engine and three speed manual transmission, with just over 89,000 miles on the car’s odometer. The black leather interior and the black top presents nicely. This 1922 Leland-built Lincoln was recently displayed at the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance at the event’s recognition of “100 Years of Lincoln”.
Evergreen Digital Showroom offers this rare and unique Leland-built 1922 Sport Phaeton for sale at a price of $79,900 USD. Pre-purchase inspection is advised and welcomed. Transportation can be arranged at buyer’s expense or we will gladly work with the transportation company of buyer’s choice. For additional information or to make an offer on this vehicle, call sales manager Steve Russell at 417-532-8000.
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