We’ve certainly seen our fair share of Lincoln Mark VII examples at various collector car auctions recently, a list that includes a 1998 Collector’s Edition that somehow had just 274 miles on the clock, a 30k-mile 1993 example, and a supercharged/modified 1993 Mark VII, to boot. Now, that list has grown yet again, this time to include a super nice 1997 Lincoln Mark VII that’s currently up for grabs at Bring a Trailer with just 26k miles showing on the odometer.
Prior to its recent acquisition by the selling dealer, this 1997 Lincoln Mark VII lived its entire life in the sunny, dry state of California, which undoubtedly helped preserve it over the years, though that low mileage total certainly didn’t hurt, either. As a result, its Ivory Pearlescent exterior remains in stellar condition, save for some discoloration on the chrome trim and a couple of paint chips.
The same can certainly be said of the matching Ivory interior, which is in great condition save for a couple of tears in the headliner, strangely enough. Otherwise, one will find all of the typical amenities present in modern Lincoln vehicles, which include wood trim, leather upholstery, driver-seat position memory settings, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, cruise control, a phone, a JBL sound system, and power windows and door locks.
Power for this low-mile Lincoln Mark VIII comes from the naturally-aspirated Ford 4.6L V8 originally rated to produce 280 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque, which flows to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. A truly nice example of a cushy, comfortable type of vehicle that largely doesn’t exist today, we wouldn’t be surprised if this Lincoln Mark VII attracts considerable attention at auction – as it should.