Lincoln Mark VII Autosketch

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1984-92 Lincoln Mark VII

A New For The Mark

The original Continental ( the I, if you purists will pardon my use of phrase ) was a boulevard car. It was a car to be in while driving down a straight road. It was good-looking and

The Mark II was also good-looking and expensive and offered more touches than the original. The III, IV and V were more priced, but their main to fame was a distinctive look and a ride. The Mark VI was the same in a smaller package.

None of these cars was a driver’s car.

The Mark VII all that. It was a major turning for Lincoln styling and engineering. The VII had a totally different road than earlier Marks. It. it handled!

It was stable when into corners and the steering was The Mark VII looked nothing its predecessors. It had none of the styling of the earlier Marks – no tops, no opera windows, no edges and a simpler, European-inspired

It was the first American car to have aerodynamic headlamps. All of today’s have flush mounted but in 1984 this was quite and gave the Mark VII a distinctive .

The Mark VII was smaller than Marks; it was 13 inches shorter the Mark VI and 1000 pounds than the Mark V. It was derived the Thunderbird body and, looked too much like the which cost $8-10,000 1984 Mark VIIs had the 140 302 cubic-inch V-8 which was kind of in this 3,600 pound In later model years, the would get more power, getting 225 hp in 1988.

The 225 horse engine would the car form 0 to 60 mph in a little over 8 In 9 model years, over Mark VIIs were Production was discontinued in April

When first introduced in the car was called the Lincoln Continental VII. In 1986, the Continental was dropped and the car became, simply, the Mark VII.

My first Lincoln was a blue VII. I purchased it new in April, When I sold it in 1992, it had 90,000 miles on the odometer. this car had a lot of problems ( radio, heater, paint and a lot of electronic including a keyless entry with Alzheimer’s disease and a automatic climate control which would seize of the air conditioner and turn it on full in an attempt to lower the temperature of the compartment to -60 degrees on January

And it wouldn’t shut off! ), it was a wonderful road car.

The electronic air suspension provided a smooth ride yet it had a very feel in corners and on Oregon’s mountain passes.

On the day I sold it, the car didn’t rattle or squeak. ( If ever driven an early front wheel drive with 50,000 or more on it, you’ll find a whole new to the terms rattle and squeak. In if you look up rattle in Webster’s you’ll find a picture of an Eldorado! ) I last saw my old Mark VII in 1994. It was owned by a schoolteacher. She it.

It had over 160,000 miles on it, looked good and didn’t oil.

In future years, the Mark VII will be recognized as a car – as a new direction car for Lincoln. It is a car now and will continue to be admired as goes by.

Drawing and text 1993, 1998, 1999, Joseph M. Sherlock. All Rights

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