After purchasing Lincoln from it’s founder Henry Leland in 1922, Henry Ford handed over design duties to his only son, Edsel. Edsel Ford immediately began redesigning the Lincoln and sales began to improve. By the mid-1920s, Lincolns were becoming some of the most stylized luxury vehicles on the market and were featuring bodies that were designed and built by some of the leading custom coachbuilders of America and Europe. Among these coachbuilders were Judkins, Brewster, Willoughby and LeBaron. LeBaron would become the most prolific coachbuilder to dress the Lincoln chassis with a variety of formal and sporty body designs.