Garage Find: 1986 Lincoln Mark VII LSC

GuysWithRides.com is proud to list this 65K original mile, Dark Maroon Metallic over Desert Tan Leather/Cloth, 1986 Lincoln Mark VII LSC. We will offer this well-preserved garage find in an online, reserve-style auction on behalf of the current caretaker.

Bidding opened Wednesday, May 11, 2022, and runs for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending at 6:00 PM Eastern time on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.

This 1986 Lincoln Mark VII LSC currently resides in the Philadelphia suburbs less than one hour’s drive from that city’s International Airport.

(NOTE: Click on the picture to stop the slide show and expand the pictures. Scroll down to see all photographs)

When Lincoln launched the curvy and aerodynamic Continental Mark VII LSC in 1984, it was a stunning departure from the boxy and downsized prior generation, and the lines of the car such as this 1986 example featured here continue to pass the test of time.

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 addition 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 their cars with a cost-effective traditional coil spring setup. However, we are pleased to report the car featured here at auction retains its original suspension should no signs of sagging or other problems during the inspection. The 1985 LSC was the first American vehicle with electronic 4-channel anti-lock brakes, nearly six months before Chevrolet’s Corvette. 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 current caretaker purchased this 1986 Lincoln Mark VII LSC approximately one year ago as a garage find.  The elderly original owner took meticulous care of the car and that is particularly noticeable in the interior and trunk.  The exterior paint exhibits some chips, dings, and scratches commensurate with the car’s age, however, a thorough detailing will make the original metallic paint really stand out.

The CarFax confirms this Lincoln Mark VII LSC has never had any accidents or damage.  To review the CarFax, please click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return back to this listing:

 

Given this car’s location within a two-hour radius of the GuysWithRides’ office, Rudy was able to both photograph and provide a Pre-Purchase Inspection. To review his findings click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return back to this listing:

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing two key sources of pricing data. First, the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool provides this summary of values based on a car’s condition:

Second, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the Classic Car market, provides an interactive graph of recent comparable sales in the past five years. By clicking on the green dots, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

Here’s the Exterior Photograph Gallery.  Click on a desired picture to expand it and then navigate between all of the other pictures

Here’s the Interior Photograph Gallery.  Click on the desired picture to expand it and then navigate between all of the other pictures.

Here’s the Underhood and UnderCarriage Photograph Gallery.  Click on the desired picture to expand it and then navigate between all of the other pictures.

Here’s the Tires & Wheels Photograph Gallery.  Click on the desired picture to expand it and then navigate between all of the other pictures.

Here’s the Windows & Mirrors Photograph Gallery.  Click on the desired picture to expand it and then navigate between all of the other pictures.

Here’s the Documentation Photograph Gallery.  Click on the desired picture to expand it and then navigate between all of the other pictures.

If you have any questions about this 1986 Lincoln Mark VII LSC, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

6 Comments
  1. Kevin

    Are you going to post engine bay photos?

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    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Kevin, in addition to posting a walk-around video that shows the engine bay with the engine running, we just posted four underhood still pictures. Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions you may have.

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    • Martin

      Is that a big scratch on the hood or is that a leaf? Do you have any photos of the hood looking down at it from above?

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      • Guys with Rides

        Martin, is is a brown leaf on the hood. Unfortunately, they kept falling down on the hood as I filmed the car. Five seconds into the video provided, you can see the leaf on the hood. To the left of that leaf is a blurry white object reflected from above, not a scratch. Had there been one, I would have noted it as I did with other blemishes found on the car.

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  2. guy

    what town is the car located in? so i can figure out the travel time or miles for pick up. thanks

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    • Guys with Rides

      You can use Willow Grove, Pennsylvania for your calculations.

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