I recently spotted this quite nice Mark VII LSC Special Edition going across the I-74 bridge. Mark VIIs are getting quite rare in the Midwest these days, and obviously this one is in the hands of a caring owner since it appeared mint. Looking good!
CC Outtake: LSC Stands for Lovely Sport Coupe
– Posted on October 25, 2013
I like these a lot,I’ve never been a fan of Lincolns since the 56 but these are so elegant
I always really liked these, but only in LSC trim with the 5.0 HO. Now that you are a Lincoln owner, did you get an acknowledging nod or wave from the guy in the Mark? He certainly owes that to a fellow member of The Club. 🙂
Ixnay, JP, Ixnay 🙂
Actually I hadn’t gotten it yet when I spotted this LSC. I am noticing more “vehicles of a certain type” when I’m in mine, though. I’ll have to start waving at fellow owners!
Nice!! It probably is 1990-1992 as you could only get an SE during those years. It is in my mind the best color to have on the Mark VII. The black on black made the car look mean. A lot of folks had the shiny chrome grill painted black to match the rest of the car
I had a white ’90 LSC that I sold back in ’01, still kicking myself for that brain fart. Someday I’ll have another one, maybe drop a Coyote under the hood and a Cobra IRS under the rear…
Another really great Lincoln.
Whats the matter, Ford?
Why are buyers in this market choosing everyone else over Lincoln?
It must be just plain maddening. You put good money into building good cars like the LSC, the LS and the Continental, and all the Market wants is a Panther Town Car.
A good Town Car should have been able to spin off a good coupe. Especially after the Marks during the 1970s and 1980s.
Its damn confusing. You can take a Ford Excursion and turn it into a Navigator and watch it sell enough to beat Cadillac fifteen years ago. But you can’t take the Ford F150 and turn it into a winner with the Blackwood, or the Mark LT.
You go smaller. You take the Thunderbird and turn it into a four door LS. Nope.
You go bigger. You take the Ford Edge and turn it into the MKT. Nope.
You go small again. You take the Fusion and turn it into the MKZ. Blah.
The market magic is not there, even when you do things right.
That has to hurt.
A lot of times, the Lincoln version doesn’t look different enough from the Ford upon which it’s based. For example, it’s obvious that the LSC is based on the T-bird.
They are getting better at hiding the vehicle’s roots however, or I’m not paying as much attention to new car styling as I used to. (Possibly a little of both.) Twice in recent memory I’ve seen a car ahead and thought, “Hey, what is that?” Both times I caught up to it and discovered it was a new Lincoln.
Ummm… yea. The Expedition spawned the Navigator, not the Excursion, and the LS came out 2 years before the Thunderbird, and the Edge is a twin to the MKX, not the MKT, which is based on the Flex. And… the Continental was most definitely NOT a good car, as I made much $$$ off those steaming piles over the years :D.
Love the Mark VII’s and VIII’s as much as I love the Mark I’s and II’s . . . . . and almost as much as I detest the III’s thru VI’s. That was a wonderful car in its day, and still a really nice one today. Wouldn’t mind owning one.
his is definately a Gotti mobile…Love the styling of these cars.
The Mark VII LSC is one of my all time favorite cars. One reason I am so fond of it is because it hastened the demise of whitewall tires on American luxury cars. The LSC with the blackwall tires and alloys didn’t just look sportier than the non-LSCs, it looked better. The LSC was the model to have, among the young and old.
The swan song, or nearly so, of the personal luxury coupe. What was the last true, RWD personal luxury coupe? Maybe the Mark VIII?
They were impractical and inefficient. The doors were too big and the back seats were too small. By today’s standards, maybe they’re kind of in poor taste. But certainly not compared to an Escalade or an X5.
Given that resources are limited, Lincoln is smart to prioritize compact SUVs (with the MKC) as the next step on their attempt to revive the brand. But even though no one would buy them, a modern interpretation of the Mark would be pretty danged sweet.
I don’t know if I’d consider Lincoln hocking yet another clearly rebadged Ford a smart move. It hasn’t been a recipe for success lately and it killed Mercury.
And poor taste beats no taste, which is where we are today.
I thought these and the ’83 Cougar/Thunderbird were amongst the best looking cars of the early and mid 80s. Given all of the positive reviews they received for their design and aero styling, I am still a bit surprised the ’86 Taurus was considered such a styling breakthrough. When I first saw pics of the ’86 Taurus and Sable in Motor Trend, I thought they looked great, but not a shocking evolution given how well done (and accepted) the Mark VII and Thunderbird were received three years earlier. I do understand the Taurus targeted conservative middle America in their Malibus and Cutlasses… so, it was brave for sure… but you could somewhat see the aero direction Ford was headed back in ’83. Then with the Tempo in ’84.
I’ve always liked these, and I haven’t seen one in good condition in quite a while. Weren’t they the first American car with composite headlights?
Yep, Ford lobbied to get those headlights legal first for the Mark VII, the 85.5 SVO was the second.
1988 LSC, Rose Quartz Metallic with Titanium leather. Luxurious and fun to drive. I never thought about these to much until I inherited it and was I ever glad I did. I kept it until 2004.
Best car I ever owned. Period.
I love most older (or old-style as in the case of the late Town Car) Lincolns, and I have personally owned seven, but the Mark VII was without a doubt my favorite. It was traditional without being stuffy, sporty without being stiff, and always garnered attention even though when I had mine it was 16 years old.
Shame on Lincoln for their entire current line up. Should have restyled the town car. I mean really who wants a compact Lincoln. I went to the Lincoln dealer and saw a small mk something and a smaller mk something. Hideous with no room in it. Kinda Japanese looking only thing big and impressive sized are the Lincoln badges which look stupid. Everyone salesmen and customers were drooling over my 83 mark vi continental signature series sedan. Now that’s what a Lincoln should be. Big and fancy with a rollsroyce grill n flip up lights and formal styling with chrome n shark gill fenders n continental bulge in the rear and it has a v8 and a frame. Its elegant and imposing like a Lincoln should be. Fat tony on the Simpsons droves one. What is the deal with ford. New Lincolns are grotesque. I could seriously see them going away. When you can get a luxury ford compact for thousands less why bother with Lincoln. Seems to me all Lincolns customers are buying Chryslers which at least have style n v8s and rear wheel drive. Hopefully Lincoln brings back a real town car and mark 9. They need to stop with the compacts and trucks and those minivan looking crossovers. And while there at it get rid of the mkwhat ever names. And get rid of your designers. Ideal Lincoln is a body on frame car on 120 inch wheelbase body on frame. Should also have suicide doors n rolls Royce grill n flip up lights. A long hood and trunk too. Enough of the stubby look. The engine should be the new 5.0.
I actually kind of like the current Lincolns, but must agree that they are not very Lincoln-like. The Marks were the best!
Why in the world didn’t Lincoln update the V8 Town Car, instead of putting it out to pasture. It’s sad that you can’t buy a brand-new Lincoln with a V8 any more.
Got any pictures of your Mark VI? Here’s a really nice two-door model I saw at an AACA show last summer:
And the mark 9 should be slightly smaller and available as a convertible. Preferably a modern evolution of the mark v
Will post pictures soon of mayrkesha. 83 mark vi
My 1988 72,000 km Mark VII LSC.
My mark vi