1977 Lincoln Mark V Designer Edition - Pucci 7.5L 460ci from North America
The last of an American great luxury car...
When I first purchased the car in 04, after driving the car for a month, I had to have the engine rebuilt. The seller did give me $1000 back... yeah... to help with the cost of the repair.
Besides rebuilding the engine, the only problems I've had with the car are the power steering pump leaks, the Cartier clock stopped working, the low fuel light stays on, and the fuel level hand doesn't work.
I have replaced the battery, starter, alternator, radiator, distributor cap, rotor, spark plugs and wires, belts, new tires, fuel filter, air filter, oil change, changed most of the gasket seals - transmission, oil pan, and valve cover gaskets. All the items mentioned above except the rebuilt engine have been replaced within the past month, and I'm currently working on replacing the brakes - rotors, pads front and back, and installing a dual exhaust.
Like most owners can attest to, the car feels as if it's floating when riding down the highway; excellent handling.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th September, 2014
The old (Read: Mechanical) car clocks were pain for all car manufacturers. When digital clocks replaced them, it lacked the same style, but it was reliable.
Do NOT hesitate to go with dual exhaust. The 385-Series (370-429-460) V-8s can breath very well - if you let them ;).
If you're feeling really brave, complete the new lung transplant by going with an aftermarket carburetor - a 750 CFM-or-so Holley works well (the original factory Motorcraft unit is good for about only 600-CFM). The only caveat is the fact that you have 2 catalytic converters that won't do well if the carb runs rich (as Holleys are prone to do). Do that, and you have a 385-Series V-8 that breath like Dearborn intended - hang on to your hat when you punch it!!!
Having said all of this, enjoy this car. They are a (largely, wrongly) forgotten piece of Ford's history.
"After driving the car for a month, I had to have the engine rebuilt."
What happened? No oil pressure?