1993 Stock Mark VIII
Ron Siegel bought
the 93 on march 20,1993. It's a lucious Dark Jewel Green
Metallic clearccoat with a mocha interior, JBL sound
system and traction assist.He picked it out of a row of
18 Marks of all the colors at the dealer. The
manufacturing date is January 1993.
This is Dave
Lawson's magnificent White Opalescent 1993 Mark VIII.
The reason they call Lincolns "old man cars" is because
the is so much gray smoke when you do a burnout with
This is Thomas
Hacke's 1993 Mark VIII. You might not recognize that
license plate, since the car resides in the Netherlands
with Thomas. He bought the car last year in November
after trading in his old Chevy Lumina that was having
increasing problems. The Lincoln cost $12,000 but was
much cheaper than a used Mercedes of the same class,
which costs $22,000. In his area of the Netherlands,
American cars are quite rare, so he has fun driving and
watching people twist their necks to see what kind of
car he is driving. Thomas promises us to describe his
experiences with the Mark VIII on the German highways.
This is Michael
Galumbeck of Virginia with his 1993 Mark VIII. He has
been searching for a Mark VIII for four years. He
finally found this fully optioned 1993 creampuff in
1999. He purchased it from a elderly gentleman who had
kept it garaged for the past four years.
This is Sheri and
Rich Dimond's 1993 Mark VIII. Options include a sunroof.
He has a SuperChip installed and Rich reports that it
runs great. I bet it does. What kind of Mark VIII
doesn't run great?
This is Jim
French's 1993 Mark VIII, which he bought new off the
lot. He always felt the Mark VIII was under appreciated
and underrated by the popular press. He feels that the
"spare tire" hump on the rear deck, which was so often
mocked by the press, is what makes the car distinctive
and unmistakably a Mark. Jim describes his stock Mark
VIII as a super car that is fast, luxurious, comfortable
and does everything asked of it without complaint. He
says his Mark is economical, getting 20 mpg in his
normal mix of driving, and has achieved 27mpg on a trip
from home state Minnesota to California with the A/C on.
He also owns a sharp 1974 Lincoln Mark IV which can be
seen on Other Ford Cars .
Burkhardt's clean 1993 Mark VIII. This is the story
behind it in Robert's own words:
The first time I ever took notice of a Mark VIII was the
year 1995. The car was sitting on the show room floor of
Sabo Ford Lincoln?Mercury in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. It was
shiny black and intrigued me with its distinctive
aerodynamic shape and bold design.
At the risk of being pounced upon by a salesman, I just
couldn't resist entering to get a closer look at this
beauty. The door to the show room was located to the
rear of the vehicle. When I entered, I started
inspecting it in such a way as to view the window
sticker last. After all, it was a Lincoln and I figured
the cost would be beyond my means anyway, but I didn't
want to disappoint myself until I had really checked it
over unbiased by sticker shock.
As I worked my way around the passenger side toward the
engine compartment, I was quickly developing a strong
desire to own one of these beautiful machines. When I
looked at the engine I remember thinking, "This is too
good to be true. I can't believe Lincoln would be so
bold as to try and market a `luxury muscle car'." I sat
in the drivers seat and marveled at the way dash and all
the controls wrapped around me like a well fitting
glove. "DAMN!" I thought, "This is a driver's car... I
want one of these!" But the price promptly doused that
flame of desire, and I rationalized it aside thinking
I'd probably never own one.
Now I've always been a muscle car enthusiast ever since
I first earned my driver's license and my aunt let me
drive her 67 Olds 442 which she had bought brand new and
kept meticulous care of. I have owned two other vehicles
that were high performance. One was a 70 Pontiac Grand
Prix with a 455 HO and the other a 67 Chevy pick-up with
a 327 CID that I highly modified. For the last 13 years,
all my vehicles have been family sedans. I missed my
performance cars / truck. I'm 45 years old and early
last year I took a position in a company where I make
considerably more money.
About three months ago, my hibernated love of hi?pert
autos re?emerged and I started looking to buy a new car
to satisfy the "urge". I was focusing in on a new
Mustang. There's a used car lot located a couple miles
up the street from me that specializes in luxury and
high performance vehicles. I noticed it daily on my to
and from commute to work.
One day I decided to stop by and see just what all was
on the lot because all the vehicles I could readily see
in passing looked exceptionally clean. Lo and behold, as
I walked the lot looking, there sat two Mark VIII's. As
I looked at them, an old memory came alive along with an
inner voice that said, "Hey... remember me?" One was a
green 93 with 80,000 miles, the other a white 95 with
For the next three weeks I researched the classifieds,
Internet and Consumer's Reports, studying all the
information I could find on the Mark VIII. I visited
your web site quite often and now have it book marked on
my computer. Last Sunday, Feb. 25, I was at a car wash
and happened to meet and talk with the owner of a white
94 Mark VIII in pristine condition that he's had for
nine months. That did it... l was hooked. I was going to
trade my 94 Grand Marquis the next day for one of those
two Mark VIII's I had seen at the used car lot. When I
went to work on Monday, I decided to search the net one
more time before taking off to deal for the white 95. By
marvelous streak of luck, I found a silver 93 listed
with 35,426 miles for the same price as the 95 with
95,000. It was at a Lincoln Mercury dealer in
Clearwater, Florida. I promptly called them up and told
a salesman, "I'm on my way." When I arrived, I really
gave it a going over to the point that the salesman told
me he'd put it up on a lift and do a VIN information
search to satisfy me.
I think he didn't want me to get dirty from lying on the
ground to look underneath. The VIN check showed it being
clean and proper with no involvement in accidents. When
they raised it on the lift, I almost couldn't believe I
was looking at an eight year old car. The underside
looked as clean as the rest of the car. Even the part
number stickers on the fuel lines look new.
I finally test drove the car and left a slightly shaken
salesman saying, "You're going to get a ticket." Well...
I now know that the color is actually called `opal gray'
because ...IT'S MINE!" My wife calls it, "Your mid?life
crisis vehicle", and I won't argue the point because she
has accepted and likes it too. I love it! I just call it
the lucky fulfillment of an unlikely dream that began on
a show room floor in 1995. The new Mustang... Hell, I've
got three times the engineering and beauty for a third
of the price!
This is Morris
Bradley's "Red Rocket. " It is presently in storage.
This '93 vintage Mark has 55k miles on it and looks as
good the pictures show. He purchased it last August and
had to do a lot of owner research to find out if it was
as original as he thought it was. This is one of the
best looking Mark's he has seen around his town.