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  • 1993 Prototype Mark Up for Auction

    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds...ln/mk-8/209588 The car will be auctioned in Indiana I hope someone here grabs it.
    Last edited by mag; 04-19-2018, 09:12 PM.

  • #2
    Hmm. "The ad you are looking for is no longer available."

    So I guess somebody did grab it.. What was it? and which one of you bought it?

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    scratch that. I found it further down. This is an important car.

    https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds...8/2095885.html

    - Pre-production example built by Ford Motor Company as a class D-Stock land speed racer
    - Numerous safety and performance modifications
    - Class record at Bonneville with a two-way average of 183 MPH
    - Unrestored
    - Roll cage

    A short article about this listing is available here:

    Also, who at Hemmings of all places, thinks it's called an "MK 8?" a travesty, I tell you..

    I "borrowed" the photos and reposted them here, for historical purposes.

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    Last edited by tixer; 04-20-2018, 08:46 AM.
    Mike Martin

    1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
    2001 Dodge Dakota

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      Mike Martin

      1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
      2001 Dodge Dakota

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      • #4
        Please tap the THANKS

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          There. That's it for photos..

          Although interestingly, there's an article here that depicts the car sporting a good sized dent in the front fender, that I don't see on these shots.

          https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2008/0...nd-a-car-wash/

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          2001 Dodge Dakota

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          • #6
            Would be a nice collector piece, hopefully it goes to a good home.
            Eric
            -00 Honda Accord (The MPG'er)
            -97 Mark VIII Base (The Row'er)
            -95 Mark VIII LSC (The Go'er)
            -14 Model T touring (The Show'er)
            -Rebuilding the T

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            • #7
              That is the car JW wrote about and it's been on our website maybe for almost 20 years now. Last I recall it was in a museum in a dark corner as shown in the photo on our web page.

              http://www.lincolnsofdistinction.org...onneville.html

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              • #8
                Did anyone see what this car brought? I looked on Mecum's website and it just says sold.
                http://i44.tinypic.com/2cgy9dz.jpg
                96 Mark VIII LSC
                10 Altima 3.5SR
                03 Crown Vic Sport
                07 HD ElectraGlide Classic

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                • #9
                  Shoot. No. I'd hoped to keep an eye on it, but missed out..
                  Mike Martin

                  1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
                  2001 Dodge Dakota

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                  • #10
                    Found it. $11,500 Not bad.

                    https://youtu.be/FpEo9ObWd9U?t=34709

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                    Mike Martin

                    1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
                    2001 Dodge Dakota

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by steve View Post
                      That is the car JW wrote about and it's been on our website maybe for almost 20 years now. Last I recall it was in a museum in a dark corner as shown in the photo on our web page.

                      http://www.lincolnsofdistinction.org...onneville.html
                      I'm just a little late reading this but it is an AWESOME article. Thank you VERY much for posting it.

                      I too saved the pictures at http://www.classiclincolns.com/1993Prototype/
                      "They're only factory original once."
                      ALL PRE 1990 LINCOLN MARK VIIS SHOULD HAVE THEIR FACTORY IGNITION SWITCHES REPLACED
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                      - © The Lincoln Mark VII Club

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by k9t8m View Post
                        Did anyone see what this car brought? I looked on Mecum's website and it just says sold.
                        $12,650.00US

                        https://www.mecum.com/lots/SC0518-32...iii-prototype/

                        "Estimate
                        $20,000 - $40,000 Highlights

                        • Pre-production example built by Ford Motor Company as a class D-Stock land speed racer
                        • Numerous safety and performance modifications
                        • Class record at Bonneville with a two-way average of 183 MPH
                        • Unrestored
                        • Roll cage
                        • Pre-production example built by Ford Motor Company as a class D-Stock land speed racer
                        • Numerous safety and performance modifications
                        • Class record at Bonneville with a two-way average of 183 MPH
                        • Unrestored
                        • Roll cage


                        Lincoln built this Mark VIII Prototype to prove the salt of the new modular 4.6L V-8 engine and extensive aerodynamic work for its new model. This machine achieved a class record at the Bonneville salt flats with a two-way average of 183 MPH. But few outside of the Blue Oval family would ever know about this special machine. Under the sloping hood resided a technologically advanced 4.6L, 32-valve V-8 with dual overhead cams producing good power. To prove the capabilities of the new car, Lincoln went back to its racing roots and built a pre-production example as a Class D-Stock Land Speed Racer. Equipped with numerous safety modifications, Lincoln blueprinted the engine, removed the rear brakes and catalytic converters, and used a true dual-exhaust system. A dynamometer test proved the otherwise stock engine was making between 290 and 295 HP. The automatic transmission was built with rotating parts that had no imbalance and no runout on the shafts, high clutch clearances and bands that would not apply in third-gear runs. A 2.47 rear-axle ratio was used because the test would not use the fourth gear. The suspension, which would automatically lower the car .25mm normally, was programmed to bring the car down nearly 2 inches. Goodyear insisted the Mark VIII use Goodyear GSCs instead of regular Z-rated tires. With Holly Hedrich at the wheel, the Mark VIII took a few runs, building speed each time. With some adjustments and experimenting from the engineers, the car finally did reach 182.694 MPH in a two-way run, setting a class record. The Lincoln tractor-trailer that hauled the Mark VIII and all the equipment was emblazoned with the Lincoln cross emblem and the words,
                        "They're only factory original once."
                        ALL PRE 1990 LINCOLN MARK VIIS SHOULD HAVE THEIR FACTORY IGNITION SWITCHES REPLACED
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                        - © The Lincoln Mark VII Club

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                        • #13
                          Wish I could have bought it....but I would bring it back to the salt, cars are not meant for museums.
                          Eric
                          -00 Honda Accord (The MPG'er)
                          -97 Mark VIII Base (The Row'er)
                          -95 Mark VIII LSC (The Go'er)
                          -14 Model T touring (The Show'er)
                          -Rebuilding the T

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