Just totaled my Mark VIII

Lincoln Mark VIII

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    $5,100 plus tax and fees plus rental car. I’m in a good spot. I definitely made money on that car.
     
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    You recieved more than you could have sold it for. That much money can get you a california mark. Insurance always overpays what the owner could sell it for. Count you blessing. You did put in the work to get it settled
     
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    Write me back , id'e want to hear what Marks you have seen for sale, prices, model years. ect.?
     
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    It’s been tough finding ANY decent candidates.

    I do feel lucky that the Mark market has really hit a high, lately.

    Three years ago I could barely find a Mark VIII that wasn’t infested with leaves, leaking and misfiring. Now, it seems that the generation of war vets that bought their “last car for the rest of their life” are finally giving up the reigns. There are several cars with 40k on them ranging from $6-8k. No doubt anything more than $6k is a stretch. However, there was one that just went in California for $4,950 with 28k miles! It really was immaculate, seats included.

    I’m subscribed to every car site I could find as well as Craigslist. If anything pops up for sale, I’ll know about it. So far, no luck.
     
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    Glad to hear from you and about the increase of mark prices as they were low in 2011. You sound like a astute person. I did not know marks were gaining value. That california mark is the kind of buy I would do over . I have put much money and time into mine. 2800 plus 2000 more and I could likely had a cherry mark 8.
     
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    Is this a car you know personally?

    I’ve had my eye on this since the accident. It’s from the rust-belt, unfortunately. It really is a good car, from appearances. I’m uneasy about the accident report too.
     
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    No info what so ever, Good luck with you search.
     
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    I'm actually glad the accident took this car from me, because I could now afford the car in the condition I really want! It sure is a thing of beauty! New thread coming soon.

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    I have two sets of lights for a 1998 mark v111, so that problem is over. I had the same accident and went to a scrapyard and removed the front end from a scrapped 1998 mark v111 also one side panel then had the car sprayed. It cost me a lot less to fix. If you are unable to find a mark v111 in a scrapyard, then purchase a cheap one on the net and use that nose. I have 2 sets of front and back seats in the ivory color and also 2 sets of ivory interior door skins. If you spend $4,000 it is still worth every cent. The dealers do not have headlights, or globes, so insurance companies just scrap the entire car. Andrew Buys 954-720-0475
     
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    I found this thread and I'm just wondering, did you buy back the totaled car (to get all of the parts you spent so much time & effort on)?
     
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    After what they offered me I couldn’t give a flying cluck about the work I did. I had a LONG way to go with that car and some things could be avoided by finding a better candidate to start with. So I did. I posted the silver car above. I bought it. All of the external lights work, it’s been garage kept, it has aftermarket exhaust, it’s better in EVERY measure. I do have to do a lot of the work all over again but it’s worth it when starting with a good foundation. I’m glad the accident happened, hah.
     

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