1975 Lincoln Mark IV

1975 Lincoln Mark IV

The Lincoln Mark Series was a series of personal luxury cars that served as the flagship of the Lincoln Mercury division of Ford Motor Company. It was introduced in 1957 and was the most expensive model in the lineup. It was dropped in 1961 and reintroduced in 1968 as the Mark III. The Mark Series continued until 1998.

The development of the re-introduction Mark Series was overseen by Lee Iacocca. Fresh off his success with the Mustang, Iacocca was promoted to head of all Fordʼs automotive divisions as a promotion for the Mustangʼs success. The Mark project had a budget of $30 million (half of the Mustang) and to be on budget and save time, was based on the Ford Thunderbird. The new Mark III debuted on April 5, 1968. It was a sales success. By 1972, a completely refreshed Mark debuted, the Mark IV. It ran from 1972 - 1976, continuing to share parts with the Ford Thunderbird. Powered by Fordʼs 460 cubic inch (7.5L) V8, it had had every luxury option available.

This clean example came to the museum in October 2014. It is a well preserved artifact of 1970ʼs luxury. Its large engine delivers 215 horsepower to help propel the 5,145 pound behemoth. An amazing 47,145 were produced for this model year which accounted for half of Lincolnʼs total sales and most of its profits.

Auto Spec Sheet

Year: 1975
Make: Lincoln
Model: Mark IV
Style: 2 door
Serial No: N/A
Odometer: N/A
Engine Cyl: 8
Engine Size: 460 cubic inch
Engine HP: 215
Trans: N/A

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