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274-Mile Lincoln Mark VIII Up For Auction

Over the past few months, we’ve seen a number of modern-classic Lincoln and Mercury vehicles hit the auction block and garner solid money, including a 300-mile 1997 Cougar, a 1997 Town Car with just 14k miles, and a 14k-mile 2011 Lincoln Navigator. Now, that list continues to grow thanks to this stellar 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Collector’s Edition up for grabs at Bring a Trailer, which somehow has just 274 original miles on the clock.

1998 Lincoln Mark VII Collector's Edition - Interior 001

A vehicle that was already far ahead of its time when it launched, the Lincoln Mark VIII looks just as nice today as it did decades ago, and in this case, we’re also looking at an incredibly rare example, as just around 1,300 Collector’s Edition models were produced in total. Finished in perfect White Pearlescent Tri-Coat Metallic paint, this particular Mark VIII looks just as good as new, thanks to the fact that it basically hasn’t been driven at all since it was sold new.

1998 Lincoln Mark VII Collector's Edition - Engine Bay 001

Along with Collector’s Edition script on the side molding and gold-finished badges, this limited-edition Mark VIII is also based on the LSC, meaning that it’s equipped with larger stabilizer bars and a firmer self-leveling air suspension. The interior, as one might imagine, is a nice place to be, filled with things like two-tone Prairie Tan leather, plenty of woodgrain trim, heated and power-adjustable front bucket seats, automatic climate control, and plenty of Collector’s Edition badging and script.

1998 Lincoln Mark VII Collector's Edition - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

Power for this mostly unused Lincoln Mark VIII comes from the naturally-aspirated Ford 4.6L V8 originally rated to produce 290 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque, which flows to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. If this prized catch wasn’t enough of a find on its own right, the car also comes with a leather-bound case containing a set of eight silver ingots with etchings commemorating each model in the Lincoln Mark series. However, bidding is already brisk, and has exceeded the $25k mark after just one day, so it certainly doesn’t look like it’ll sell for cheap.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authorityfor more Lincoln news, Lincoln Navigator news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. DAB

    Hey Ford and Lincoln. You see this? It’s called a car! Build one and stop pushing your boxes on everyone.

    Anyhow, nice car. The only thing I always thought these needed some type of wood (real or fake) somewhere on the dash area to break up what’s there. Otherwise such a fantastic car.

    1. John

      My sentiments exactly! I’m 67 and was looking forward to buying a Mark IX or X when I turned 65. No such luck as now all that’s offered are these soccer mom stinking boxes. Well, they can keep them. Been a Ford guy my entire life but they’ve forced me to buy foreign.

  2. JE

    From the times Lincoln produced real luxury automobiles and was a serious cars luxury brand.

  3. TerryL

    At least the interior gave inspiration for the new Nautilus.

  4. ViperACR

    I drove a friend’s Mark VIII shortly after he bought it new. First car I ever drove with HID headlights, which were groundbreaking at the time. Excellent driving car. I’d love to own this one.

  5. L Denton

    I own a 98 markvlll. And I love it!!!

  6. Tony Ogden

    I have a 1998 Lincoln mark 8 with 100 and 74000 miles and it runs like a champ. I drive it every day. Love the car.

  7. JerryG

    The days when Lincoln was what a luxury car should be. Nowadays, the tag line is: Lincoln, what a Mercury should be.

  8. Kitty schneider

    I own a 98 Lincoln when I got it it had 104000 on it now it has 267000 on it it still runs great I love my car


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