Here’s one you may have never heard of, may have forgotten about, or may have wanted to forget about. It’s a 1984 Lincoln Mark VII Diesel! It’s on craigslist with an asking price of $3,500 or best offer and it’s in absolutely stunning condition. It’s in Kingwood, Texas, about a half hour northeast of Houston.
The Mark VII, as you probably already know or can tell from the profile photo, shares it’s lineage with the Ford Thunderbird, Mercury Cougar, and my personal favorite, the Lincoln Continental sedan. It’s a Fox platform car and 1984 was the first year that it was sold.
Prices are all over the board for these cars, from $1,500 to $9,500 or more. I think this one is right on the money, but the “or best offer” part is always a welcome thing to see in a car ad. This is an all original, garage kept, elderly owned car. Three more things that are nice to see in a car ad! It doesn’t stop there, “Non smoker. No rips. No tears. No rust no dents. Original paint.”
Insert Bobby Vinton’s “Blue Velvet” music here. That’s a lot of perfect-looking blue velour! This car is as close to being in showroom condition that it’s making that $3,500 or best offer really tempting. I’m guessing that the rear seats aren’t the most comfortable in the history of Lincoln cars, but they look perfect.
Here’s what all the hoopla is about, a BMW-sourced turbo diesel! Well, it sounds pretty fancy, but with 115 hp and 155 ft-lb of torque, the BMW M21, 2.4L inline-six turbo diesel isn’t a tire-burner. Lincoln wanted a higher MPG engine choice for Lincoln buyers and at around 26 mpg combined, it fit the bill. The 140 hp V8 engine Mark VII got around 17 mpg combined and it was only a couple of seconds faster to 60 mph than the turbo diesel is. Lincoln buyers don’t typically care about such things as mileage, or I wouldn’t think that they do, maybe they do? When was the last time that you saw a diesel Lincoln? What’s a good price for this almost perfect car?