Lincoln Mark IV Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1972 Lincoln Mark IV Continental 460 from North America

Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 460 Automatic
Distance when acquired45000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Avalanche

Summary:

My elegant time machine

Faults:

It's too early to tell, she's my first big-bird car.

So far though, she is flawless.

General Comments:

I have wanted one of these since the very first time I laid eyes on her. You can moan all you want about gas prices, economy numbers etc., and all it will point out is one reality: you either love this type of car or don't. Hell, I want to be buried in it. It's like a second wife with kids: if you really love them, it doesn't matter what the world says, you listen to your heart.

I'm so glad I listened to mine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th June, 2008

9th Jun 2008, 00:17

A short and very sweet review :)

1976 Lincoln Mark IV unsure from North America

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission unsure Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carLincoln Mark VI

Summary:

She's back in our driveway after a 23 year absence!!

Faults:

The battery was replaced, along with the alternator, and new tires were put on all at 81000 miles.

General Comments:

My wife had a 1976 Mark IV that we bought new back in 1976 after we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. Ours was all silver with the alloy wheels. We kept it for 7 years, and we traded it for a Mark VI. That in the end was a big mistake.

We are loyal fans of the Mark series cars, and the Mark IV was our favorite. We own 2 1998 Mark VIII's, but really wanted the exact same one that we had back in 1976. Well, we surfed the car magazines and the internet. Then one day as we were surfing the internet, our wish came true.

Someone was selling an all silver 1976 Mark IV with 80000 miles, and was in great shape. So we looked it up, and called the seller. The car was located in Ohio, but we did not care. All we wanted was a twin of our 1976 back in our driveway. The owner was asking $5200 for it. When we to go and look at it, we thought that our 1976 was cloned. There it was, same color schemes, same alloy wheels, same red pinstripes, and in great shape, and begging for someone to take it home.

We offered the seller the $5200 and drove it home. The car was only used for special occasions, and kept in the garage. It still runs like new, looks that way, and handles that way.

You do not see many silver ones around anymore, but we do see some other colored ones at times. We really love this car, and have no plans of selling it anytime soon.

Parts for this car are getting pretty hard to find, but are worth every penny when it comes to keeping up on them. These are very roomy cars, and are great for pleasure trips. They are fine on gas as well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2006

16th May 2009, 13:42

The '92 Cadillac Brougham was a carry over of the '91, so what makes '91 the last of the True Cadillacs?

18th May 2009, 07:22

To the above commenter who so passionately described his love of Mark IV's, you are wrong about the steering wheel wood grain inlay, my 1979 Collector's Series Mark V has the inlay, so did some Designer Series's of 1977 and the Diamond Jubilee of 1978. Also I learned how to drive in a 1976 maroon/silver topped and trimmed Mark IV.

3rd Sep 2009, 18:37

I brought the Bill Blass Mark IV 1976 in 1990 and still have it. It has gone through a lot of changes with me, but I still enjoy the car. I have been looking for a chrome behind the driver rear tire, and have no luck finding it. The car runs great, but needs some work to look good again, and the seat is in need of repair. It came with lumbar, but that does not work any longer. If anyone has any ideas about where to find the parts or looking for a really nice automobile, I would be interested in talking to them.

4th Sep 2009, 17:14

To the gentleman or lady with the Bill Blass Mark IV:

You can maybe get parts from BakersAuto.com.

And if you are interested in selling, contact me at Miketastic1982@yahoo.com send me some pics. I am always in the market for another Mark.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 7 reviews