1930 Lincoln Model “L”, 7-Passenger Brougham … a Brunn body

About this vehicle

Lincoln was the first American car manufacturer to offer custom coachwork as a catalog option. Brunn & Company of Buffalo, NY (established in 1908) worked closely with Lincoln to design beautiful custom bodies for the fine Lincoln chassis. Brunn was well known for their elegant town cars which incorporated a unique disappearing chauffeur’s canopy which could be quickly folded into a hidden compartment in the leading edge of the car’s roof. Town cars were always formal chauffeur driven vehicles. Henry Ford purchased Lincoln from Henry Leyland in 1922. In 1930 when the Elliott car was made, Lincoln sold 50 new cars in the state of Florida. Edsel Ford, President of Lincoln, commissioned the Gorham Silver Company to design the silver-plated radiator mascot. Mr. Ford believed that the greyhound symbolized speed, stamina, and beauty.



  • Engine: V-8, “L” head design (This represents the final year of the original Leyland Lincoln engine.)
  • Horsepower: 90
  • Transmission: 3 speed sliding gear
  • Original Price: $7,000 (estimated)