1981 Lincoln Mark VI from North America - Comments

19th Jan 2006, 16:20

To the big comment talking about "digital readouts". Those are not a big deal, my Seville has them. So if I were you id do some more research before you post a comment next time.

22nd Feb 2006, 17:49

I have a Lincoln Continental Mark VI. The car runs great, but periodically shuts off while driving. It starts again after waiting for about 15 min. I have taken the car to a couple of auto shops and they cannot find the problem. This car is a keeper and I want to hang on to it. Does anyone have any idea what could be the problem?

22nd Feb 2006, 20:36

It sounds like it could be the "brain." This should be on the left hand inner corner fender. I had a TBird of that vintage and when the brain would go, the car would just die. It would mysteriously start back up after a few minutes.

28th Mar 2006, 20:53

I have a Lincoln Continental Mark VI and I have no idea where the ECM (Engine control module) is located. I'm also looking for the Computer. Is there a difference between the two? Or are they the same unit? I have a repair manual, but it's a little unclear. I'm trying to do the job myself!

23rd Apr 2006, 22:18

My mark VI used to shut off when warm because the crankshaft sensor was bad. I replaced it and it runs great!

6th Jun 2006, 14:48

Window locks are on the driver's door and prevent any passengers from controlling the windows, i. e. small children.

5th Oct 2006, 18:32

I still love my Mark VI. It has a very smooth ride, even smoother than my 1998 Town Car. It is waiting patiently in my garage awaiting a beauty treatment. Being the original owner, I can honestly say it was well worth the money.

4th Dec 2006, 23:50

A little FYI...

The introduction of 1980 Lincoln's were the first mass produced cars in the world to offer... Digital dash readouts and keyless entry. The 1980 Lincoln's were larger, more fuel economic, and by far the most state of the art cars of their time. Any magazine report or automobile report will state that. Cadillac suffered tremendous sales loss to Lincoln.

26th Dec 2006, 00:58

I love all the excitement in this area regarding Lincoln. To the poster who responed about his Seville having digital dash. Cadillac got that from Lincoln. In the 70's, 80's, and most of the 90's Cadillac was the "stepchild" to the Lincoln brand. Yes, Cadillac has come around today, but most of their features are improvements on features that Lincoln introduced decades ago. In the 40's, 50's and 60's, Cadillac had the market. Simply put..Lincolns were more expensive and exclusive. That's the era the slogan, "she drives like a Cadillac" came from. You don't hear that anymore. How many Cadillac limo's do you see on the road? Both brands are good, but overall, Lincoln holds the gold!

26th Dec 2006, 11:30

While Lincoln may have been the best AMERICAN luxury brand in the 1970's, 80's, 90's, it certainly was not the best car in the world. That title goes to Mercedes who used to build the most solid, most dependable, and most advanced cars in the world.

2nd Nov 2007, 20:40

Tucker led the way first.. Kaiser was the second.What about the Packard I love my Mark, but it sure wasn't first. Cadillac had automatic dime in the early 50s Danny.

13th Feb 2008, 14:49

I think the Mark VI was a modern, usable car that had the "new line" design that typified the Italian coachbuilders like Touring, and Pinin-F who did classic GT's... like the Aston db-4 and Maserati 3500's, Ferrari 250 cabs. of the 50's...

As such, I m planning to cut myself a drop on one.. I know will need bracing, etc...but I see a perfect size for today, open classic.. of a euro flavor.. not the gaudy overdone, vinyl roof carriage of the IV and V era... and lites always up, too! Any suggestions?

And you should see what I'm doing to Studey Hawks by the way!! Not many GM or Mopars fit this bill..!

13th Feb 2009, 13:37

While the Mark VI was a wonderful vehicle of its day, I can never get past the thought of it as being a Mark V that was left in the drier to "shrink". I can't see myself owning one. Plus the steering wheel was a horribly ugly thing.

11th Mar 2009, 14:12

I bought my 1981 Lincoln Mark VI new in 1980. It's a great car and I love it. I've had it stored for the past 7 years, and the fuel gauge has always worked. Recently when I filled it all the way up, something malfunctioned and it's now reading zero and saying 0 miles to empty. The gage still has power, but with no bars. Anyone know what could be happening?

13th Mar 2009, 13:01

You could check your sending unit.

22nd Mar 2009, 20:13

The only thing Cadillac had going for it at that time was the '76-'79 SeVille. Great looking for the time and still holds up well today. Why on earth Cadillac didn't use the 350 in the other series is beyond me, remember the 4.1L or the 4,6,8 motor, what a mistake that was for dear old Cadillac.

The Lincoln Mark VI was so much more, classy lines of the older Marks all wrapped up in a neat, smaller, lighter, more technological package. All the well known designers at the time had their hand in with the Mark series, Cartier, Bill Blass, Givenchy, Pucci, Valentino, Signature Series, all with there own exterior and interior colors and treatments. Ah the '80's, they were great; gaudy, but great...

12th Jul 2009, 12:17

Since mid-1980s I have owned several large, heavy automobiles as my second car, mostly for my own use, not family. First was a 1981 Sedan de Ville with 4-6-8 motor which was very good except while in the transition (6 cyl) mode it was a bit rough, naturally. I tried to find a "Fix" that would allow manual selection of operating cylinders. No luck. One day my wife ran down the battery and during the "Jump start" procedure, the control mechanism got zapped. Afterwards it operated only in the 8 Cyl mode. Gas mileage wasn't affected and she ran great! Sold it to a friend who needed dependable transportation.

Subsequently I owned: 1984 Town Car; 1989 Fleetwood Brougham; 1991 Sedan de Ville; 1997 Town Car and last year bought a mint condition 1983 Mark VI (Four door) with very low miles on her. What a Dream Car!

For comfort and ride and handling, I agree with all the others... The Big Lincolns beat Cadillacs.

PapaJerry, Florida.

14th Jul 2009, 08:05

I wouldn't classify the Mark VI as "Big Lincoln Luxury". More like Ford panicked and chopped the Mark V to appease the government regulations. I look at it as an imitation Mark V. Now that is "Big Lincoln Luxury" If you want a real Mark series car, get a 1968-1979. Anything after that was down hill as far as the Mark's were concerned. Oh I'm sure you all will rebuke with all the "technological" advancements of the Mark VI over its predecessors, but they are just so damn ugly.

Freakin BOX-MOBILE with a little pimple on the trunk that is supposed to be a continental kit... Couldn't give me one.

18th Jul 2009, 23:37

I have a 83 mark 6 with the gas gauge problem of being full, but reading 0 miles to empty after storing the car for a few years. I too would like some input on what to do for it?