1978 Lincoln Mark V 460 BIG BLOCK from North America
This is a smooth powerhouse!
I recently bought this car from a private owner and I have had absolutely no problems with it.
This car is great!
As with all older model cars it is a cold starter, but cranks the first time everytime. runs extremely quiet and floats down the road like your riding on air. this car handles very good and steering is so smooth you can use one finger. power? whoa! it definitely has it in that 460 big block. take off is a bit slow at first, but will get down on the interstate. I took it out the other day and ran it good. lets just say it no longer registered the speed, the needle kinda bounced a little, but I left many, many vehicles in the dust.
I had an expedition prior to this car and I have to say, I like my car a lot better. they are about the same on city mpg, but pretty good on hwy mpg.
If you have an opportunity to find one of these, I recommend you take it for a spin and see if you feel the same. I intend on customizing this car, but keeping it's original appearance.
I love my Stank-in' Lincoln!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th January, 2008
10th Sep 2011, 18:48
I currently own, along with a 1963 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser, a 1978 Lincoln Mark V Cartier Edition. I bought it in 1993. I paid 600 bucks for it. It was an Arizona car, that was driven through three Rochester NY winters; see, this dump uses road salt in the winter. I decided in the first week after I bought it, nah, no more winters for you.
It has the 400 m V8, two barrel, and this thing will git, and s**t, amazing for such a huge car.
What kills me about this car, is that I have never serviced the air conditioning, and it still will freeze meat. And that except for a minor leak, out the differential pinion, very minor, this damn car does not leak anything.
Since 1993, I have had to replace a smog pump, a water pump, and a starter, that's it... it has been basically stored in a garage since 1997... always starts, this is 2011... and it has 134,000 miles on it, gotta love that Lincoln bulletproof reliability huh???