Fox Body: 1988 Lincoln Mark VII Bill Blass Edition – SOLD!
When Lincoln launched the curvy and aerodynamic Continental Mark VII LSC for 1984, it was a stunning departure from the boxy and downsized prior generation, and the lines of the car such as this 1988 example just listed here on Craigslist in Calverton, New York continue to pass the test of time. The private seller of this example is currently asking $3,750 for his Mark VII, which relying on the NADA Guides Classic Car Online Valuation Tool as a guide confirms the seller’s asking price is within the current “Low”, “Average”, and “High” retail value range of $1,725, $4,450, and $9,900, respectively.
Introduced in the summer of 1983 as a 1984 model, Lincoln’s new rear wheel drive Continental Mark VII luxury coupe shared its version Ford Fox platform with the Ford Thunderbird, Mercury Cougar, and Lincoln Continental. In additional to its curvy and aerodynamic styling, the Mark VII held a lengthy standard equipment list. While innovative at launch, the Mark VII’s four-wheel air suspension proved to be expensive to repair and over time many owners replaced it on theor car with a cost-effective traditional coil spring set up. The 1985 LSC was the first American vehicle with electronic 4-channel anti-lock brakes, nearly six months before Chevrolet’s Corvette. The Mark VII also had the distinction of being the first American vehicle since 1940 with composite headlights. Ford lobbied hard at the time to get the European-style flush mounted headlamps approved for this car as well as several others in Ford’s line-up at the time. The Mark VII was also the first of the series models to have exposed headlights since 1968.
We came across a link for (back then) PBS TV Show Motor Week which completed a review of the 1988 Lincoln Mark VII:
We love the combination of the Mustang Bullitt Style wheels on this example combined with the fact the current owner chose to update rather than replace the original air suspension. With its Fox Body architecture and 5.0L V8, this generation of rear-wheel-drive Continentals make an interesting and more comfortable alternative to a Fox Body Mustang of the same vintage. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Original 70,622 miles. Brand new wheels and Sony stereo professionally installed. Air suspension
Nice car, any questions please call or text my cell. 631-375-9032.
Cash offers only thanks . Bill
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