General Info on the Mark V Lincoln

Nigelmelb

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I have been looking on the internet for informaion on the Mark V.
Have found a lot of general info from some great web sites but am looking for more technical info like what sort of suspension setup the Mark V had? Was it coil spring?leaf spring rear? Independant?

Also stuff like what sort if transmissions they had. I guess they were 4 speed transmissions. One site said there were 2 different types. They were the XPL Automatic and the XPL Special Automatic. What was the difference between these two?

Any info would be great.

Thanks again.

Nigel.
 

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The Mark V's have a C-6 tranny with three speeds. They have 4 wheel disc brakes and have 4 coil springs for one of the best rides ever. My Mark V had the nicest ride, I think its from all that weight. I'm not sure between the differences in the automatics but they are good trannys. Sounds like you've been to automotive mileposts, a great site for Mark V info.
 

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Thanks heaps for the info thamarkman. Yeah that was the website i have been to and its a great site like you said.

Cant wait to own a Mark V and hoping to import one to Australia. Have been looking at both cadillacs and Lincolns and i think from what i can see, the lincoln looks more like a cruiser and looks more regal i think.

Really want to try and get a Diamond Jubilee Edition. From what i can see they look like the pic of the bunch. WOuld of really liked a red interior but i know they only come in the blue and gold.
 

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Good luck getting a Diamond Jubilee, I see them on ebay sometimes. You won't be disappointed if you buy a Mark V, but just out of curiosity what does gas cost in Australia? There is no styling comparison between the Mark V and any 77-79 cadillac, The Mark V wins hands down.
 

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Thanks thamarkman. Yeah have decide on the Diamond Jubilee.

The average proce of gas(petrol) in Australia is on average a $1 a Litre which is $5 a gallon Australian or $3.90 a gallon US.

What is the price of petrol over there?

I know they use heaps of gas but it will just be a weekender so thats ok.
 

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If you don't care about gas go ahead and get the jubilee edition, but for a little better gas milage pick up a 79 Collecter's Series. Its only a 400 6.6 instead of the 460.

But you'll love these cars the second you hit a bump and barely feel anything.
 

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I have one with 80k on it and it still rides great. the thing even handles good. with the 460 its got plenty of power too!

I am not sure of the difference between the 2 trans versions mentioned, i saw that too. its proably a different valvebody thats smoother? but they are all C-6's. Tough as woodpecker lips. they also have a 9" rear so aftermarket gears (and posi's) are cheap and plentiful (atleast in the us) one thing to consider importing one there is parts. these cars have 2 relatively od items on them. one is a disc brake rear. chances are you can get parts there for the front but the rear ones will be a bit tougher. the brakes are also hydroboost not vacuum. so its a bit awkward to rebuild / replace if you dont know where to go.
 

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Would the Mark V (or Mark IV) handle better than the Town Cars of the same year? I'd kinda think so seeing as how the Mark V was supposed to be the smaller "personal" car.
 
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Nigelmelb said:
Thanks heaps for the info thamarkman. Yeah that was the website i have been to and its a great site like you said.

Cant wait to own a Mark V and hoping to import one to Australia. Have been looking at both cadillacs and Lincolns and i think from what i can see, the lincoln looks more like a cruiser and looks more regal i think.

Really want to try and get a Diamond Jubilee Edition. From what i can see they look like the pic of the bunch. WOuld of really liked a red interior but i know they only come in the blue and gold.



You want a Blue and white Bill Blass....However ill trade you my 79 MarkV for a Falcon XB Cobra LOL
 

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92SedandeVille-TownCar94 said:
Would the Mark V (or Mark IV) handle better than the Town Cars of the same year? I'd kinda think so seeing as how the Mark V was supposed to be the smaller "personal" car.

Smaller Personal car... Those years what is small? I love those old classics... What great cars they were, excuse me still are.
 

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Nigel,
Prepare yourself for the nicest Diamond Jubilees you 'll ever see. Both are premium low-mileage examples. If I had the space and the means, I would buy either one, with a slight favor for the Gold one. But that is a matter of taste. These beauties don't come cheap.
Here is the Gold
http://www.orlandoclassiccars.com/showroom/details.php?v_id=336
And here is the Blue
http://www.orlandoclassiccars.com/showroom/details.php?v_id=346
Success with your purchase, and keep us informed.
:)
Jur de Jong.
 

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