The last Lincoln Personal Luxury Coupe. Listed over this weekend we came across this 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII originally listed on Craigslist in August 2019 in Syosset, New York (Long Island) where the original owner is asking $7,950. The NADA Classic, Collectible, Exotic, and Muscle Car Appraisal Guide currently lists their “Low”, “Average”, and “High” value range at $2,400, $4,625, and $10,100, respectively so the original owner has a realistic price set.
Once a common sight on American roads, by the late 1990s consumers shunned V8 powered, rear-wheel drive, two-door personal luxury coupes in favor of more practical, if less stylish, SUVs. On January 26, 1998, Ford Motor Company announced it would end production of the Lincoln Mark VIII in June 1998, leaving the Cadillac Eldorado as the only traditional American luxury coupe left on the market. Mark VIII sales were doing poorly. Only 16,805 of the newly revamped 1997 models were sold, and sales of the 1998 were even lower. On February 5, 1998, Lincoln announced that it would offer a Mark VIII Collector’s Edition, a special commemorative version of the car. Thus the example presented here is one of the last Mark VIII’s made that represents the end of an era.
The only information the original owner provides about this car’s current condition is that its been garage kept and is rust free. The only thing we notice is that the driver’s cockpit appears to be in need of detailing but otherwise based on the limited pictures and description provided this Lincoln is a solid candidate to learn more about from the original owner.
We love personal luxury coupes and this Lincoln still has plenty of miles left in it to take you effortlessly and comfortably to your nearest Radwood event. Good luck with the purchase!