Lincoln Continental Mark VII – Ford Wiki

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The Continental VII . later shortened to just VII . was a Rear wheel drive car Coupe from Lincoln. for the 1984 model year, the Mark VII shared its Automobile with the Ford Thunderbird. Cougar. and Lincoln Continental Ford Fox platform from the name of the first program the platform. The Fox platform was originally for the 1978 Ford Fairmont and Zephyr.

The same platform was utilized as the base for the 1982 1987 Lincoln Continental – the Mark VII’s companion. Like its predecessor the Continental Mark VI . the Mark VII was at the Wixom Assembly Plant in Michigan through 1992. It was by the Lincoln Mark VIII in

Trim Levels

Lincoln VII LSC

There were 4 trim to start with: Base, Designer, Bill Blass and LSC. The Versace had unique seats, the Bill Blass had top seats with the initials BB in the backrest. By 1988, only the Blass and LSC remained.

The LSC was a performance model, designed to compete European luxury coupes the BMW E24 and the Mercedes-Benz W126 . It had a stiffer dual exhaust, sport seats, a higher output (until 1988 when all with the 225 hp (168 kW) 302 from the GT ) and sport styled 15-inch mm) rims. Base Mark and the designer series had wire and even an optional geometric In 1988, 16 Inch (406 ) turbine rims appeared on the

For 1990, 16 inch rims on the BBS RA Series appeared on the LSC. In the wheels became standard on the Bill Blass and the LSC as the LSC suspension was across the board. The LSC also had gauges (1986 onward) a Speedometer . Tachometer . fuel gauge, coolant temperature and separate trip and regular The Bill Blass model with digital instruments just a speedometer, fuel gauge, and trip odometer.

All VII’s featured a power release (through an interior button) and electric pull-down, in the trunk lid was partially lowered by and then automatically pulled about an inch by a motor inside the trunk latch. standard on all Mark VII’s was an dimming high-beam module. worked via a sensor located to the rear-view mirror, and sensitivity be adjusted by a dial located on the

Of notable mention is the Mark VII a Lincoln-Mercury dealer-sold car built by Concepts with monorchromatic a body kit, and available upgrades. A select few were to Jack Roush Performance for enhancements and optional 5.8L and T5 transmission conversions. The Comtech VII, with a CRT touch may only have existed in form.

1984-1987 Continental VII (Base)

1984-1985 Gianni S.p.A. Designer Edition

Bill Blass Designer

1984-1992 LSC (Luxury Sport

1990-1992 LSC SE (Monochromatic paint and Midnight Black, Garnet Red Electric Currant Red Metallic and Metallic)

As a source of verification, the model did exist in at least one it was on loan to Bob Bondurant while he had his school at Sears Point Ford Motor Company him to have a fleet of new vehicles year and one of Bob’s choices was the Mark VII. It came our dealership, Larry Albedi (Lincoln-Mercury) in Vallejo California, and was at our dealership a couple of times it was returned to Ford at the end of the year.

The Comtech parts that unique to that Mark VII also listed in the Lincoln parts catalog but when the arrived the Comtech pages removed and the Merkur pages them. So the Comtech model have been very since they saw no reason to it in the parts catalog.

Engines

The choices were a 5.0 Liter V8 and an (200-500 made) 2.4 L Straight-6 . The diesel was a BMW M21 design with a Rumors have it that a Manual transmission was bolted to at 1 of these diesels. It was available on all levels until the engine was after 1985.

Engine options:

2.4 Liter I6, 115 (86 Watt ) Fuel injection w/ ZF 4 Speed Automatic transmission

140 hp kW) Fuel injection (1984-1985) w/ AOD 4 Automatic

165 hp (134 kW) Fuel (1985 LSC) w/ AOD 4 Speed

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150 hp (112 kW), (112 kW) 270 Fuel injection (1986-1987) w/ AOD 4 Automatic

200 hp (149 kW) Fuel 285 (ft lbs)(1986-1987 LSC) w/ AOD 4 Speed

225 hp (168 kW) 300 lbf.ft (407 Nm) injection (1988 – ALL) w/ AOD 4 Speed Automatic

VII National Club

Awards

The VII LSC was on Car and Driver magazine’s Car and Driver Ten for Car and Driver Ten Best .

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In Pop Culture

In the television series (TV series) . Jenna Wade ( Presley ) drove a gold VII. In the last few episodes, Ewing ( Larry Hagman ) a silver Mark VII which was an model with four headlamps instead of composite His character’s father, Jock ( Jim Davis (actor) ) drove a 1977 Lincoln Continental V .

Timothy Dalton drives a Mark VII while in Key West, in the James Bond film to Kill .

On the television series Landing . Karen Mackenzie ( Lee ) drove a Mark VII in the middle of the series. She was the owner of ‘Knots Motors’. Although never directly, it is presumably a Ford as new Ford vehicles are featured in the background.

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