20th Aug 2005, 13:33
Well my name is Brian I'm 19 and yes I have one of those great 1990 lincoln Mark Vii LSC's to it's a monster. What I like so much about it is that it's a big body car and it still moves like a snake down road, hwy, but the expressway period. Who ever has one your best bet is to keep it because they are hard to come by.
7th Sep 2005, 23:06
Saw a near-mint '90 LSC on a dealer's lot several weeks back; I had never driven one so I took it for a test drive and was very impressed. It was very solid, quiet, handled well and had good acceleration. Nice interior too - the seats were great, sunroof was nice & there was power everything, of course. Drove by last weekend and it's still there - hell, I might go back and buy it.
The thing I like most about the Mk VII LSC is its sleeper potential and ease of modification - just about anything you can throw into a Fox Mustang you can throw into a Mk VII, especially if you convert to Mass Air EFI. And everyone knows what a tough little motor the old 5.0 HO is.
"Classic Muscle Car"? Not really, but to anyone who disses these cars, search the Net a bit and look at the guys who are running 13s, 12s, 11s - perhaps even faster - in modified Mk VII LSCs, and doing it in comparative luxury too. Muscle Car or not, what do you say when a sleeper Mk VII with a Vortech or N2O wipes the floor with your LS6 Chevelle, HemiCuda or SCJ Torino at the Saturday Night Drags, then passes you on the freeway afterwards with his air conditioning on and the stereo playing? You'd try to catch him, but your 4.11 gears don't really give you much top end.
I guess the ghetto cruiser stigma is there, but IMHO these are still nicely styled "neo-classic" cars with good performance, great potential and great comfort for anyone on a budget. Just as long as you don't slam it, stick on gold Daytons or chrome spinners, or plug 10,000W of bass into the trunk.
I also think the Mk VII is better looking than the Mk VIII by a long shot.
29th Nov 2005, 21:31
There is no little t-bird with the class of leather bolster and lumbar seat that the mark7 sports nor the power of the 5.0/HO. the Lincoln has always been bad to the bone, anyone that has ever stomped on a 75 mark4 with the 460 has felt 145mph plus. the mark7 is no slouch just a bit sportier and lighter. l am so pleased with the mark7 that l have started buying all of them l can get. got three now 84 88 and my latest the 92. love em drive em.
5th Jan 2006, 16:47
My dad bought a 1990 Bill Blass, made to order, in 1990. I bought it from him in 1995. After 230,000 mile (110 mile everday for the past two years), it will still blast most newer cars off the road and do it with great comfort. The motor has never had any major work, although it has gone through 3 transmissions - I think overdrive may be too "tall". The air bag suspension has been replaced, but the job is not as bad as most think it is. Avoid replacing the thermostat at all costs, I is a real booger to get in and out. Suggest removing the best (not listed in shop manual procedure) and buy a stubby 1/2" wrench. It took me three days to figure that out last week.
8th Feb 2006, 01:25
Since moving to the East Coast from California, I've had to rethink my personal fleet. Whereas I've owned in the past Road Runners, Buick GSs, Mustangs, Cougars, 442s, and so on; classic metal like that is all rusted out here, or already-resto'ed and out of my range. So I've picked myself up a couple of Mark 7 LSCs, and I've never looked back.
To those who say the LSC isn't a muscle car, well, I've found it featured in a number of books, including Classic American Car, and so on. It's a V8 coupe--what exactly is your definition of the muscle car? (Plus, as others have said, it's the ultimate sleeper, especially when you're dealing with know-nothing import guys. What's more in tune with the muscle car philosophy than sleeper-ness?) Come on guys, don't we have enough problems being fans of cars they stopped making 30 years ago without getting nit-picky about "letting in" the guys with one of the few newer cars that're like ours?
I love both my LSCs. I do recommend finding a Vortech or Paxton blower, but even stock these cars are a lot of fun. And the handling is a revelation if you're used to the old generation. I'd recommend one to anyone interested in style, comfort or speed on a budget, with no reservations. Other than the really lo-miles VIIs--which folks like me are willing to pay $8-10000 for--you can get a nice LSC for $3K now, and a great one for less than $5K, with a bunch of mods already done. It's a choice you won't regret.
28th May 2006, 12:26
I own a 1988 LSC and I love it. It’s quick, it corners like a road racer, it has great styling, and gets 17 mpg town/25 mpg highway on 87 octane. A solid car with a firm, but comfortable ride that looks great and has hot acceleration, cornering, and braking. I put a shift kit in the AOD for crisp shifts. It has 190,000 miles, runs silently, and burns/leaks no oil. I look forward to getting in it every day.
11th Oct 2006, 15:43
I had an 89 Mark VII LSC and it was a sleeper. I raced many people and my favorite was a 3000gt. After the race he followed me just to see what I had under my hood. All my fun ended though when I t-boned a tree on my roof at 70mph. The car was totaled, but I just broke my leg. 6 months later I bought a 91 LSC and I'm back at it.
The Mark is a great car. It's a tank, but it moves better than one of those turbo charged imports, and it's safe. I learned that the hard way, but am I glad I wasn't driving anything else.
24th Jan 2007, 09:52
The Mark 7 LSC is a great car. 302 H.o., AOD, 3.27 posi, and true dual exhaust. It was a Mustang GT for adults. Style, power and comfort. The Mark 7 has been under appreciated since new. The Mark 7 sports a timeless design that still looks good today. It was ahead of it's time. The first american car to have flush headlamps and 4 wheel ABS. The select few who have/had them, know what I mean.
21st Mar 2007, 14:20
I have a 91 mark VII and she is a long way from stock. I have a 302 that I converted down to a carburetor, with a weiand 6-71 sitting on top of it. 4.55 gears in the rear and 2 stages of nitrous. she sits on 14 x 24" wheels 24 inches wide. on the front its 14 x 10. does 0-60 in less than 5 and 1/4 mile in 9.879.