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Mark VI buy?

peterdmpeterdm belgiumPosts: 0
edited October 2015 in Lincoln
Dear people,


since I am not familiar to Lincol cars, I would like to have your opinion.

I can buy a Continental Mark VI coupé from 1985 with 160.000 kms running on LPG for 3500€. I think this is a good price.

Are these cars reliable? Spare parts easy to find? What are the positive/negative points of these cars?


Looking forward,

Peter

Comments

  • andre1969andre1969 Posts: 23,487
    If it's a 1985, it should be a Mark VII, which is a smaller car than the Mark VI. The VII is similar to a Thunderbird or Cougar of the era, while the VI was similar to a Lincoln Town Car.

    I didn't know they made an LPG version? I think there was a Diesel 6-cyl that was sourced from BMW for a few years. Most of them used a 302 V-8 that came in several different power configurations.

    The Mark VII is a nice car, and I think they were pretty reliable. I had a co-worker who had an '87 and then a '92, and got around 180,000 miles out of each one before trading. Trouble spots were probably the 4-speed automatic transmission (to be fair, ALL 4-speed automatics seemed to have their issues back then, not just Ford) and typical electrical stuff.

    Mechanical stuff like engine parts, transmission, brakes, and so on should be easy to find, but trim pieces might be a bit difficult to come by.
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