Salvaged Mark picture thread

Lincoln Mark VIII

  1. Scallywag

    Scallywag Well-Known LVC Member

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    Hi Guys! This past weekend I came up on a 97 Toreador that is under salvage and figured I'd post some pics since I mostly lurk and haven't really shared my Marks with LVC via pictures. I brought it home on a Uhaul auto transport, like so...

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    ...and took it to my buddies apt parking lot since the driveway is full of Mark VIIIs as it is. Oh!, and for the wheel police,... the wheels have been corrected on this WF.

    Hopefully you guys in the know can offer suggestions on how to register it to me in Illinois as this is the first salvage purchased I've made, other than buying my own totaled BA back in '14, and am somewhat naive on the process. Maybe yous can suggest another route with this Mark.

    In any event; The Good, The Bad & The Ugly...

    The Good
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    Int
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    The interior needs some sprucing up on the leather and good vacuum job. Given the mileage and look of the engine bay, I'd say this Mark was a garage queen!
     
  2. Scallywag

    Scallywag Well-Known LVC Member

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    The Bad
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    This dent seems easy to pull
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    The Ugly
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    Passenger side
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    Driver's side
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    Not sure exactly what happened there but it almost seems like it was incorrectly jacked or lifted. Those with knowledge; What is it that got worked underneath there & how should I go about fixing it, if at all?

    The title has been cleared from Wisconsin but Illinois makes you do a circus act to get a salvage title registered in your name. Until then I won't know how it truly handles apart from the 20 min ride we took as I won't drive it until it has plates & insurance.

    Since the car has no plates, it will remain under car cover to avoid cop eyes until I can figure out which is the best Licensed Contractor to take the car to for inspection and hopefully register it soon, that is, if I decide to go that route with this Mark....

    Let me know what suggestions you guys have. Thanks!
     
  3. Svets96

    Svets96 Dedicated LVC Member

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    Wish I knew more to help you out. I had a '96 Mustang GT that was salvaged title. It was bought in PA and then brought into Ohio. I can't really remember what I had to go through paper work red tape wise, it was over 20 yrs ago. The thing is in Ohio we don't have inspection. Thank God.

    I believe you can make that Mark look brand new in little time. Others will chime in.

    Wanted to say that is a nice score that you bought. Also Toreador Red and black interior is rare I believe. Good looking car.
     

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