From the 1976 by 1992 product many years, Lincoln bought Designer Version users of the Mark Collection personal luxurious cars. At a single time or a further, the Givenchy, Versace, Pucci, Cartier, and Monthly bill Blass brand names partnered with Lincoln to make snazzed-up Marks IV, V, VI, and VII. I am generally on the lookout for these blinged-out land yachts as I patrol for Junkyard Gems, and I have managed to discover a handful over the yrs. These days, we have bought a tattered-but-nevertheless-wonderful Invoice Blass Mark VI from the waning days of the Late Disco Interval.
Monthly bill Blass received his begin in the United States Military, building phony inflatable tanks to idiot the Nazis prior to the D-Working day invasion in Earth War II. Right after that, his company became a important participant in the vogue globe, and Ford put the BB anchor style and design on a great deal of Lincoln Marks.
This Invoice Blass Mark VI got purple human body pinstripes and red decorative belting on the leather-upholstered seats.
A faux-convertible “diamond grain carriage roof” went on the Designer Edition Mark VI coupes (you could acquire the ’82 Mark VI Pucci Version as a sedan). This roof is on the tattered facet, but you get the concept.
The “wire spoke” aluminum wheels on the Designer Edition cars and trucks search a lot nicer than the wire-wheel-affected hubcaps that went on lesser Mark VIs.
The Mark III by Mark V were being siblings of the Ford Thunderbird, but the 1980-1983 Mark VI lived on the new Panther platform and its closest relations have been the common Continental and Town Motor vehicle. Indeed, this car is a not-so-distant cousin to the Crown Victoria P71 Law enforcement Interceptors that stayed in generation via 2011.
Below the hood, we see the good old Ford Windsor 302 motor, also regarded as the 5. V8. Power was not so great— 140 horsepower and 231 lb-ft— but the suppress bodyweight of the Mark VI came in at properly beneath two tons, a 700-pound bodyweight reduction as opposed to the huge Mark V.
The Mark VI appears to be to be the neglected Mark, missed among the rococo V and the speedy Fox-based mostly VI.
A electronic-tuner AM/FM radio with 4 speakers and cassette participant was weighty-duty audio stuff in 1982.
A digital instrument cluster showed the earth that you have been ready for… the long term.
What’s not to really like about the Mark VI?