#7457 Lincoln Model L Sedan (1925) Louwman Museum
Lincoln Model L Sedan (1925) at the Louwman Museum in The Hague (Holland)
The grille, bumpers and lamps on this Lincoln Model L are nickel-plated. At the time chrome had already been introduced but was not in widespread use. The distinctive bumpers were fitted as standard on this luxury car, which was quite exceptional at the time. The coachwork is by Judkins and the car is painted in a contemporary distinguished and stylish colour scheme. The luxurious finish and excellent quality made this model Lincoln a firm favourite with gangsters. The American automotive engineer Henry M. Leland was one of the founders of Cadillac. Some years later he sold Cadillac to General Motors and in 1917 established another prestigious make: Lincoln. The recession that followed the First World War led to bankruptcy only a couple of years later. Henry Ford acquired the company in 1922. To this very day, Lincoln remains the luxury car division of the Ford Motor Company.
The Louwman Museum in The Hague, the Netherlands, features one of the most impressive private car collections in the world. Several hundred cars are on show to teach you all about car history. The Louwman Museum offers a wide collection that includes everything from antique and classic cars to Formula 1 racing cars and hybrids. Since 1934, two generations of the Louwman family have assembled a unique collection of cars. The present Louwman Museum was designed to display the collection to the public. It was festively opened in 2010. The collection leads you from horse and wagon to the first self-propelled vehicles. It also takes you past the luxury cars from the end of the 19th century, post-war "affordable cars" and the first racing cars. Some of the Louwman Museum's highlights include unique specimens such as the boat-car, the beach-car and the swan-car as well as famous cars such as James Bond's Aston Martin from the film Goldfinger and the customised Cadillac Fleetwood of Elvis Presley.