Monday, February 15, 2016

Presidents' Day: 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII

It's Presidents' Day here in the US of A -- a celebration that is technically in recognition of George Washington's birthday (Feb 22nd) but has taken on significance as a celebration of all U.S. presidents alive or dead.  DT takes it as a chance to celebrate cars named after presidents, like this 1993 Lincoln Mark VIII offered here on eBay for $2,800 reserve-not-met with 3 days to go, located in Lakeland, FL.


The Lincoln Mk VIII (released in 1993) ditched the Fox-chassis it borrowed from the Mustang for the Mk VII and now rode on a more sophisticated chassis that was meant to help it compete with the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz.  It now lived on the Ford FN10 chassis and had independent rear suspension, and a radical design from the concept known as Stretch I/II by designer Kyu Kim.


Under the hood is a Lincoln InTech V8...which was some kind of marketing double-speak for the DOHC version of the Ford's Modular 4.6 V8.  Expect the 280 horsepower and 285 ft-lbs of torque to be adequate for a 3700 lb luxury coupe with a slushbox.


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6 comments:

  1. I really want to LeMonize one of these, for some reason. Swap out that air suspension for a fabbed coil over setup, install a fluid cooler or three, cage it and roll the dice...

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  2. Any Ford especially with a Cleveland.
    Franklin Pierce (double word score)

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  3. Any Ford especially with a Cleveland.
    Franklin Pierce (double word score)

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  4. If I am getting one of these, it has to be the Jatech disappearing door conversion:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAtkoje4-eM

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    1. When you said "disappearing door" I was picturing a bad neighborhood and a dude with a set of tools...didn't expect this thing!! The baby seat one was the best!!

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