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For Sale: 1998 Lincoln Mark V in Ft Worth, Texas

Vehicle Description

If you go into a Lincoln store today, you'd be forgiven for not quite knowing where you were. Ford's luxury division seems to have forgotten the cars that made Lincoln great, and there's just no excuse for not having a Mark personal luxury coupe on the showroom floor. The Mark VIII was the last of the breed, and fortunately, this drop-dead gorgeous 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII is a fantastic performer with insanely low miles and exemplary preservation, so you can satisfy your high performance Lincoln coupe craving without having to settle for whatever sedan they're calling a MK these days.

The Mark VIII was a great showcase of Ford's silky smooth 4.6 liter DOHC 32-Valve V8, which gave the big coupe the moves of a much lighter car. American through and through, it's big, strong, silent, and capable of eating up vast stretches of highway without breaking a sweat. This flashy sport coupe was always both sporty and luxurious, with a firm suspension, big rims and tires, dual exhaust, and a host of niceties to make it feel less pillowy than the Towncar, yet not quite as aggressive as the Mustang. In truth, they seemed to nail the balance of luxury and sport, creating a car that looks handsome and refined, yet distinctive, and whose performance exceeds expectations. With a scant 16,503 original miles, this dialed-in 2-owner coupe shows extremely well, with the slick Pearl White paint glowing in the sun and showing practically no signs of use. Quite frankly this about as close to showroom-new as you'll find in a Mark VIII. Big, bright headlights start the party up front, a chrome grille adds sparkle (as opposed to the color-matched LSC versions), and a full-width taillight treatment that includes a neon tube that lights the center section is encased in chrome and a trademark of this beautiful car.

The Saddle Tan leather interior is simply gorgeous, with a wrap-around instrument panel that feels very futuristic and high-end materials found throughout the cabin that put this Linc on another level. The seats show very little wear and certainly no signs of damage beyond some slight comfort marks (if you can even find them) and even the carpets and headliner remain in excellent shape. There are some very nice woodgrain accents on the center console and door panels, while the wide, Ford-trademark instrument panel houses big, round analog gauges that you can easily read at a glance. Obviously, as Lincoln's flagship, everything was standard, from automatic climate control with ice cold A/C, to power windows, locks, seats, and mirrors, to a trip computer that monitors, well, just about everything. Cruise control buttons are on the steering wheel and there's a powerful AM/FM/Cassette stereo system with CD changer and in the hushed Mark VIII's interior, it sounds amazing. There's also a big trunk that makes road trips a pleasure.

With 280 horsepower on tap, the Mark VIII is alarmingly fast for a luxury from this era, and that DOHC V8 makes a sound akin to ripping silk as it roars towards redline. In truth, there still aren't many cars that are faster on the roll, and punching this car at highway speeds produces an unending stream of torque that hurls the big coupe forward effortlessly. It's properly maintained and if service in Mustang Cobras has taught us anything, it's that this Modular motor is virtually indestructible. The 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission has a knack for always being in the right gear and the 4-wheel independent suspension is equipped with computer controlled airbags at all four corners which lower the car at speed to improve vehicle aerodynamics. The big disc brakes with ABS haul it down from speed without drama and it's fitted with gorgeous alloy wheels wearing Goodyear Eagle radials all around.

The last of Lincoln's personal luxury coupes is still a fantastic car, and at this price, you get incredible performance and luxury for pennies on the dollar. Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • 1998 Lincoln Mark V
  • Listing ID:CC-1508682
  • Price:$19,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1998
  • Make:Lincoln
  • Model:Mark V
  • Exterior Color:Pearl White
  • Interior Color:Saddle
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:16503
  • Stock Number:4898-DFW
  • VIN:1LNFM91V0WY687449
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