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Linus Tremaine

1927 Lebaron three window sport sedan -ebay auction

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On ebay-

Has 1928 bumpers and 20" wood wheels. Missing some stuff under hood, nothing major.

Curious --- Looking at the photos of this original Model L engine, are these cars capable of being driven with today's gasoline?

That carburetor is so tightly wedged inside the 60 degree V with the exhaust manifolds nearly touching on either side. I would think that today's gasoline would boil furiously in the carburetor bowl, or at least cause vapor lock every time you stop or slow down.

So are Model L Lincolns good drivers or just garage art anymore?

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Scott,

I drive mine alot. I use the best gas I can buy and that helps alot. MAny people insulate their fuel line or put a heat shield around the carb. I have not had to do any of that just using good fuel and having a carb thats in good shape. It does boil sometimes though

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Also, if you look carefully at the pics of this car, the vacuum tank supply line is cut and there is an insulated tube running over the steering box. That is probably because someone has installed an electric fuel pump in it. That means that the original fuel line from the firewall to the carb is missing as is the petcock on the firewall ( I cant see it) and the original fuel line from the fuel filter to the vacuum tank is chopped. All unfortunate, but common things. Those parts are very very hard to find.

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An unusually original Lincoln in splendid condition. The minor missing fuel line parts can be found however, what makes this a "sport" sedan as it looks to be a Standard 3 window 4 passenger sedan model 144B ? The proof should be found on a small brass plate under the passenger front seat cushion facing the running board. 926 of them were built by Lincoln and Murray body companies in 1927. The engine displacement is 357.8". The 384.8" did not arrive until 1928.

Edited by rcr (see edit history)

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Yes, I was wrong about the wheels. The bumper says lincoln in an oval on one of the brackets. I think this was unique to 1928.

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Ah , thanks for info, the reason I know the wheel size is because I now own it ! took a transatlantic gamble , again . I fell in love with the "Road Locomotive " aspect !! The only observation I have about the bumpers is that I would imagine them to be chrome if a 28, and if they re finished them in nickel you would expect them to have removed any differences , I think she is about Feb -March '27 by the number.

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Thats great. Im glad it found a good home. Its a great car. If the bumpers are nickel, maybe they just added a 1928 bracket. Its really hard to know what has happen over 90 years. What is the serial number?

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