A 1922 type 118 Lincoln limousine with a unique history has been donated to the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation by Larry Smith of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The car is an unrestored original with the exception of a repaint in the 1950s.
Image above: 1922 Lincoln type 118 limousine
The “Leland-Built” Lincoln was acquired new in 1922 by attorney Alfred Lucking, who served as general counsel for the Ford Motor Company and the Henry Ford interests as well as Henry Ford’s personal attorney from 1914 to 1923. Lucking represented Ford in his lawsuits with the Chicago Tribune and the Dodge Brothers. He also served a term as a U. S. congressman from Michigan.
Mr. Smith is prominent car collector who has served on the boards of the Meadowbrook Concours d’Elegance and its successor, the Concours at St. John’s, as well as the Eyes on Design event held at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Michigan.
The Lincoln will be placed adjacent to the “Preservation vs. Restoration” display in the Lincoln museum, which recognizes the late Jack Passey Jr., a long-time Lincoln collector and proponent of preserving original cars.