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  • This one-of-a-kind automobile was built for the New York Auto Show.
  • Its design was representative of a horse-drawn carriage.
  • The interior was representative of Concord coaches with tufted upholstery, dark green imported Morocco leather and red plush trimming.
  • It was used in a movie starring W.C. Fields
  • McMillan Petroleum Company purchased the Lincoln as a publicity vehicle for a musical group it sponsored on KMPC radio in Hollywood.

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Symbolic of the days when the gentry of England and America found enjoyment in fine horse-drawn coaches, this Coaching Brougham by Judkins represents a picturesque interpretation of the automobile as a carriage.  The exterior colors mimic an authentic carriage color scheme: Coaching Yellow and Black, with red striping.  The interior is a reproduction of earlier Concord coaches with tufted upholstery, dark green imported Morocco leather and red plush trimming, with little hammocks of fishnet to hold a passenger'’ odds and ends.  The car is powered by a 90 hp V-8 engine and is capable of 80 mph.

This one-of-a-kind automobile was built by Lincoln to be displayed for the 1926-1927 season.  It was first unveiled in late 1926 at the New York Automobile Show, thereafter to be exhibited at the Hotel Drake in Chicago, Illinois, and the Hotel Biltmore in Los Angeles, California.  The car was sold shortly after the Los Angeles show to a private party whose daughter used the car for publicity purposes in furthering a short-lived Hollywood career.  During this period, the car was also used in a movie starring W.C. Fields.  In 1931, the car was purchased by the McMillan Petroleum Company that used it as a publicity vehicle for the original Beverly Hill Billies, a musical group sponsored by the oil company on KMPC radio in Hollywood.

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