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2002 Lincoln LS With Just 42K Miles Up For Auction

The Lincoln LS was an interesting type of luxury sedan, one with a distinctly American badge and sporty performance, along with plenty of European influence stemming from the fact that it shared the Ford DEW98 platform – and many other components – with the Jaguar S-Type and the Ford Thunderbird. Now, those seeking a nice, low-mile, ultra-clean example of this cool and unique machine can find precisely that in this 2002 Lincoln LS that’s currently up for grabs at Cars & Bids.

2002 Lincoln LS With 42K Miles - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

This 2002 Lincoln LS has just 42,600 miles on the clock and lived its entire life with the original owner until 2021. Now, the second owner is looking to sell the car, but it’s certainly still in amazing condition, with nothing more than the typical rock chips marring its Silver Birch Metallic paint. Other notable exterior features including 17-inch chrome aluminum wheels and HID headlights, to boot.

2002 Lincoln LS With 42K Miles - Interior 001

The same goes for the Deep Charcoal interior, which looks essentially brand new save for the typical creases on the leather seat bolsters, as we generally see in pretty much every used car with that type of upholstery. There are loads of amenities to be found, including a sunroof, power mirrors, power front seats, driver’s side memory settings, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, and the Alpine Audiophile sound system.

2002 Lincoln LS With 42K Miles - Engine Bay 001

Power for this 2002 Lincoln LS comes from the naturally-aspirated 3.9L V8, factory rated to produce 280 horsepower and 286 pound-feet of torque, which flows to the rear wheels via a five-speed automatic transmission. In fantastic shape with a clean history, it’s easy to see the appeal of this LS – though it remains to be seen what collectors are willing to shell out for it.

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

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

    In 2001, I picked up a leftover 2000 Lincoln LS V8 Sport just like this but in white with tan leather and no rear spoiler. I thought it was a beautiful car and it had great power and handling with a not too bad ride. But the honeymoon was short. It’s been over 20 years, so my memory on smaller details is foggy. However, if I recall correctly, it didn’t have any cup holders! On top of that, although for short trips it was fun and great, my wife and I took it on a trip to Florida (from NW Illinois) to go visit my parents. Less than half way through the trip down, both of us were ready to turn around and go back to get another one of our cars. It was a miserable place to be on a long ride! Because we were nearly half way there, we just finished the trip and decided to look into trading the car once in Florida. My dad and I went to the Lincoln/Mercury dealer and tried to trade it in on a new Gran Marquis with no luck. Nobody wanted to give me anywhere near the value for the LS, so we drove it back to IL and a month later I traded it in.

    Gorgeous car, but one that I’d never want to drive again. However, about that lack of cup holders? I see in the pics above that this car has one (or two). The fact that the 2000 didn’t have one was insane. My 1986 Cadillac Seville has one!!

  2. Ronald Lee

    How do you bid on cars that are up for auction?

    1. DAB

      Ronald Lee: You need to go to the site where the car is for sale. You would then need to create an account and register to bid. Believe me, those sites make it way too easy to sign up to bid. You may need to verify some info, but it’s still easy to do even for a computer challenged person like me. If you sign up, good luck.

  3. Gary De Risio

    I owned both a 2000 LS and a 2003 LS. Fact: The 2000 did indeed have a flush-folding cup holder in the center console between the shift lever and the armrest. Fact: HP/torque for the 2000-2002 3.9L V8 was ~252/267. The 3.9L was modified beginning in MY 2003 to output 280/286 hp/torque. Handling was superb. Ride was firm but comfortable. Personal preferences vary.

    1. DAB

      Gary: That is so funny to hear. I could have sworn my car did not have one and I know that the 2001’s certainly did. Is it possible that my car was a really early model and the cup holder was added shortly after production started? If not, than it’s possible I’m just an idiot what is becoming forgetful. haha.

  4. DAB

    Sorry Ronald. I forgot to say this. Go back towards the top of this article. You will see in the article where they say it’s offered on Cars and Bids. It has the blue line under it. Just click on that and it takes you directly to the site where you can register.

  5. Dave Mathers

    I bought an 02 LS for my wife with a V/6 5 speed manual (she insisted on it). We put 275/40R 17s on it and it handled like a dream. Unfortunately a close encounter with a deer ended it’s life prematurely.

  6. wjtinfwb

    We were buying a Navigator for my wife when I got the idea that if the deal was right, I’d trade my ‘00 BMW for a new LS V8. When I asked our salesman to show me a V8 LS, he gave me a blank stare and said “they only come with a V6. I can show you a Town Car V8 that’s just a few $ more. I told him he was wrong, there’s a 8 cylinder LS, can you check your inventory. He came back and agreed I was right but they had 1 LS and it was a leftover ‘02 V6. I dropped it. I did shop another Lincoln dealer in Atlanta who was slightly more knowledgeable but also didn’t have a V8 LS, stating the V8s were too expensive compared to the much bigger Town Car. Lincoln did a really poor job market these great sedans and created a self fulfilling prophecy.

  7. Manster

    Gotta tell you, right now I have a 2001 Lincoln LS V8 with the sport package, and contrary to some I find the car to be a powerful, great handling snd driving car (did I mention it is SWIFT!) Even back in the day they / Lincoln pretty much said that this was NOT a Town Car, and it had more of a European “feel”. I have Driven my LS from Dallas Texas to Manhattan New York…., and back! Not a hiccup to be had. So with that, I’ll keep mine for a while longer, my future “Classic*! 🙂

  8. James Pitney

    Why would anyone buy an old car? The new ones are safer more reliable and fun to drive. Also they get better fuel economy with the expensive gas.

    1. DAB

      James: I’m assuming your question is for real? Anyhow, I’m sure that I am similar to most others in that we buy an older car for one of several reasons or maybe several combined. First, it’s about having something that is more interesting that the ugly boxes (SUV’s) that clutter the roads today. If you wish to blend in and drive boring, then you buy an SUV. Secondly, buying an older car may be about re-living a memory. Maybe that person had one years ago and wants to have one again. Maybe that vehicle just brings more joy to them. And then some buy older cars because they are much cheaper (normally) than shelling out 40 grand or more today for a boring SUV.

      I’ll say that the 2000 Lincoln LS V8 Sport that I had was not a great freeway cruiser, but it was a really fun car to drive and it handled so well. It was powerful and if driven easy would actually get decent MPG.


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