Lincoln Mark VIII Parts and Accessories: Automotive:

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Lincoln#39;s on-again/off-again Series had its genesis in a one-off built for Edsel Ford#39;s use. Its dramatic styling a V-12 under a long a compact passenger cabin, and a rear deck. Extending the trunk was the covered spare that, in one form or other, the series#39; signature styling

Indeed, that styling soon became.

Lincoln#39;s Mark Series had its genesis in a custom built for Edsel personal use. Its dramatic featured a V-12 under a hood, a compact passenger and a short rear deck. beyond the trunk was the covered tire that, in one form or became the series#39; signature cue.

Indeed, that flourish soon became as a continental kit. The aftermarket provided such kits for vehicles.

In the spring of 1939, took his just-completed Continental on a vacation, where the reaction was so that he wired the factory to put the car into production. They did so, so quickly that the first hundred examples had hand-shaped panels.

Available as a convertible or two-door and competing at the very upper of the market, the Continental was produced the U.S. entered World War II, at time all non-military automobile was suspended. Production resumed in with minor styling applied to set the postwar version from its predecessor.

The most of these changes was the replacement of the model#39;s delicate grille which followed the fender with a large, clunky assembly that looked on. The Continental soldiered on until the model year. Both and postwar models are listed as Classics by the Classic Car Club of

The Continental name was resurrected for the model year, not just as a but as a separate division within the Motor Company. The car was called the Mark II, and in both appearance and it was a true successor to Edsel original, down to a bulge in the to accommodate the spare tire, now in the trunk.

Built with an unprecedented of craftsmanship, and priced just shy of territory, at the time–the Continental II was a big hit with customers who, two earlier, would have driving a Duesenberg. The Mark II was for only two years, with production totaling 2,994 and 2 convertibles.

The Continental division only two years, but the Mark lived on, applied to what in essence, extra-fancy versions of the sedans, coupes, and convertibles. The significant styling cue was a reverse-angled window that could for flow-through ventilation. This of the Mark changed numbers year: the Mark III came in the Mark IV in 1959, and the Mark V in

When the all-new Lincoln appeared as a 1961 model, the name was nowhere to be found. It reappear until mid-1968, on the 1969 Mark III. decided, it seems, that the models weren#39;t real Lincoln called a mulligan and the Mark III name to what was the Mark II#39;s logical

Designed to compete with successful new Eldorado, the Mark III was powerful, and styled to make a statement on the road. In addition to the amenities, the 1969 Mark II be ordered with an early of ABS brakes. The 1970 model was the American car to be fitted with radial tires from the

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The Mark III was produced through the model year, after it was replaced by the similar–but not quite as built–Mark IV. Like the Mark the Mark IV shared its platform the increasingly enormous Thunderbird. and wider than the Mark the new model was distinguished by the availability of opera windows in the C-pillar.

They were optional almost always present) in and became standard from on. The Mark IV#39;s front and styling took serious in 1973 (front) and 1974 in order to meet federal requirements. In common with cars of that era, the IV#39;s new crash bumpers like last-minute additions. By the model year, the Mark IV was for replacement, and to spark interest offered a Designer Series of special editions.

These had colors and trim variations, with the signatures on the opera of Bill Blass, Givenchy, or Cartier.

In 1977 the Mark IV way to the Mark V, which was similar to its in both concept and execution, but more angular, knife-edged The Designer Edition concept was over, and other special were introduced as well. A feature of the Mark V was its optional to empty gauge, which have been a truly sight given that its figure rarely achieved digits.

In 1980 Ford downsized all and the new Mark VI was 14 inches shorter and than a quarter-ton lighter the Mark V. The styling was similar but and a four-door sedan was added to the The new model featured a digital panel, fuel injection, and entry. The Mark VI was produced 1983, when it was replaced what many enthusiasts as the first Mark that be called a driver#39;s car.

The 1984 Mark VII used the Fox platform as the Thunderbird and Cougar, but the and execution were considerably sophisticated. The Mark VII was smaller and than the Mark VI, and its styling was of the contemporary Mercedes-Benz S-Class It featured four-wheel air suspension and was the American car to be equipped with an digital odometer, composite and electronic four-channel ABS brakes.

It was also the first Mark to be in a sporting edition. Called the LSC Luxury Sport Coupe), the edition boasted Recaro-like bucket seats and a suspension while retaining a smooth allowed the big coupe to be tossed with surprising agility.

The new Mark was introduced as a 1993 The Mark VIII was longer and than the Mark VII, and as a offered a roomier interior and an smoother ride. Its styling, in an out, was also quite a bit

The car still used air bags in of steel springs, but it now boasted rear suspension. An LSC edition appear until the middle of It featured the first HID headlights to on an American car.

Lincoln the Mark VIII–and, so far, the series–at the end of the 1998 model

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