This page has really helped me out. I have a friend who has a 91 Mark VII LSC he is giving me. The car looks brand new except for the seats which is a minor issue. I was planning on using it for a trade in, but sounds like that is not going to happen! I have never been a Ford/Mercury man, but maybe I am about to become one.
Just got a 91 Mark VII LSC. Paint is not great, but the body is dent-free and has no rust. Interior is, well.. OK. 120K miles. Motor runs like new. Now for the kicker. $300. (Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while) Has one issue. Trans won't shift past third (electrical?). Also, I'd like to get a chip for it. Any suggestions? Never thought I'd see the day I'd drive a FORD... but this is a Lincoln...
I have a 91 lincoln mark 7 and I cannot figure out how 2 ajust the air ride need some help.
Hello, Can anyone out there point me to posts, or other info, on what is needed to to convert a Mark VII to vacuum assisted brakes? Thank you, Dan.
I had a 1990 LSC with 99000 miles, best car I ever had. Had to sell for financial reasons and I still miss it. If you have a nice one, hang on to it!! Times are better now and I have recently bought another. A 1988 LSC with 58000 miles and immaculate paint. This car will never leave me. As for muscle cars, it may be one of the last ones ever made. Try one and fall in love.
I was lucky enough to buy a 1990 Mark VII 4 years ago. Yes it needed brakes, $650.00, and radiator, and new battery, and tires. It was/is perfect bodywise! The interior is impeccable, the ride is heavenly!
Yes, all the excitement is building toward a climax! I've had people stop me on the street and ask if it's for sale. I've gotten 'longing looks' from those that matter! My best friend has a Mustang 5.0 that pales in comparison, and always gets left at the stoplights!
When I die, bury my Mark VII with me!
I have a Mark VII LSC 1990 I bought it in Los Angeles over ten years ago.
My first problem was the air ride failing. Since I was still showing off going to clubs etc. I decided to fix my car and keep it. I converted to regular spring coil shocks and took out the brake booster, because it went bad, and replaced the original brakes with Mustang brakes. I find the Mustang brakes aren't powerful for this heavy car; when going down Grapevine Hill on interstate five, they started smoking.
I also this past summer I took it to Vegas twice; both times the car died a bunch of times on the highway. After pulling over to the side and waiting half an hour, I could go again; I don't know what the problem was, maybe the heat???
I crashed my car into a little wall higher than a curb when I pulled to the side of an alley to let someone pass. I couldn't see or forgot about the wall and hit it. Now if I get this fixed, my insurance will go up, and if I have another accident, I will be in be S. At this point in my life I don't need to show off; I live in Vancouver BC Canada in downtown and it's easy to walk everywhere. I really have a hard time with parking, since my building doesn't have any extra spots right now.
My insurance ended Friday, and to get a new insurance I have to pass air care, which is like smog test, which I will not pass unless I change the straight pipe and put on a cat.
Well to sum it up, I don't need my car anymore. I have a Geo Metro, which has served me well since 1999. I can't afford two insurance policies anymore.
I want to buy a new smaller car, because my Geo is leaking oil bad. Scrapit.ca will give me money for my Lincoln, so I am think of it.
After reading the comments on this page, it made me smile, I really did have good times with my Lincoln, but now it's more of a pain than pleasure.
I didn't listen to my dad; he said sell it when the air ride stopped working; I was stubborn and had some attachment to the car. Well keeping it cost me almost seven thousand in repairs, including new tires, air ride conversion, heat core, battery, straight exhaust pipes, mod of brakes etc.
Now I don't want to sell it, because I am so deeply invested in the car. I figure I spent in total including purchasing price 10 000. Now my dilemma is what to do??? Any advice or suggestions???
Man... after reading your story, I have to tell you that once you reach the end of the road, then it's time to get off. It's obvious that you love your car and all, but you answered your questions more than once. Let it go man and start fresh. Remember, you can always get another one on down the road, hopefully in better condition.
The cool thing about a production model vehicle is that chances are, there are about 1000 cars that are identical to yours.
Oh one more thing F.Y.I. if something breaks down in your vehicle, don't B.S. fix it with conversions or other vehicle parts, go O.E.M. performance upgrades are one thing, key word being UPGRADE.
Just a quick note::: The Mark VII is the most BAD ASS sleeper ever to roll out of Detroit. Pick one up for about 3K, add $500.00 in mods and kick the livin' s*** out of these punk Honda tuner heads.
I will say the Mark VII is a great car. I had one for my first car and wrecked it. I quickly bought a second one 1991 LSC and had it until I spun out on sand and twisted the front end. Still drivable but mangled bad.
After that LSC I bought a Jaguar, and don't get me wrong the Jaguar is awesome, it has so many things you wouldn't even use in a car. But after owning it for a year, I decided it was time to get a Mark VII again to build up into a street car, and that's just what I did, they are too nice to let go, even for something like a Jaguar. I'm glad I bought another.
I have a 91 mark V11, mint condition. Odometer just turned over 50.000. Bought my first set of new tires about a year ago. Very few problems. I love it.
Norman from Tampa Fl.