Originally the Lincoln Mark VII was the Lincoln Continental Mark VII. Only later would the car be known as just the Mark VII. Always considered a one of Lincoln’s luxury vehicle’s, the Mark VII had a long list of options that were offered as standard equipment on the vehicle. The car was introduced in 1984 as a replacement for the Lincoln Continental Mark VI. It was manufactured exclusively in at the Wiom Assembly Plant in Wixom, Michigan.
The Lincoln Mark VII had four trim levels available and two of these included designer models. These include the Base and the LSC with the designer models being the Versace Designer and the Mark VII Bill Blass Designer models.
The Lincoln Mark VII LSC trim model differed the most from the other two and was intended to be a performance oriented car. Lincoln’s intention here was to offer serious competition to the European luxury car market. This performance version of the Lincoln Mark VII offered a stiff suspension, dual exhaust, sport leather seats, a higher output engine and sport styled 15 inch rims.
There were several engine options available for the early Mark VII’s which included a very rare 2.4 L I6 Diesel engine for 1984 and 1985. This diesel engine was coupled with a ZF 4 Speed Automatic transmission. Other engine options available for these years also included the 5.0 L CFI engine. This was available with an automatic overdrive with four speed transmission for the years 1984-1985. Also available for the 1985 LSC was the 5.0 L V8 CFI engine with 165 horsepower also with an automatic overdrive with four speed transmission. Various other types of V8 engines were also offered with the Lincoln Mark VII as the years progressed, all of these also included a four speed automatic transmission with the automatic overdrive feature.
The Mark VII would remain a popular car until it was upgraded in 1993 to the Mark VIII.