My Automobiles

Repair& Improvement Pictures

2005 Mercury Grand Marquis Pictures

Mark VII Breakfast Pictures

All about my Lincolns

The first Lincoln Town Car I acquired was from my Aunt's estate in 2004. My Uncle and Aunt purchased the car used in 1999 from Betera Lincoln-Mercury in West Springfield, Ma. This car was always garaged and rarely driven. When I bought the car it only had 117,000 miles on the odometer. This car was very well maintained and needed very little to be in perfect condition. I used this car as my daily driver for about a year accumulating approximately 13,000 miles. After purchasing my second Town Car I placed the first Town Car into semi-retired and only use it for special occasions. I accumulated only 400 miles over the last 4 years.

My second Town Car was purchased from my Dentist in 2005. He was settling his fathers' estate and knowing I had one similar offered it to me. Seems the car hadn't been started and was sitting in the driveway for over 2 years! At first I was skeptical, not knowing if it would even start,let alone run. The back of the car sat on the ground, and the car was covered with pine pitch and 2 years worth of dirt. The exterior was filthy and at best I thought I could use it for parts. It was the exact same colour as the first Town Car. So I figured it would be a perfect "donor" car. I jump started the battery and, to my surprise, the car started right up! The rear suspension even leveled up and the car once again came to life. I drove it home and have used this Town Car for my daily driver ever since. ::: UPDATE :::  I traded it in on a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis with 15k miles. I sold the 2005 Mercury with 92K to my son, and replaced it with a 2013 Buick Lacrosse with 25,700 miles.

My 1986 Lincoln Mark VII joined the family in 2006. I was looking for a Mark VII for sometime and found one for sale just a few streets over from my house. The owner who was selling the Mark owned it for 10 years and was the second owner. When I went to buy the car, he gave me a list of all the repairs that he had done and gave me a trunk full of spare parts he had collected over the years.

The latest addition is a 1989 Lincoln Mark VII LSC. I purchase this car from E-Bay. The car was located in Salem, New Hampshire. The current owner purchased the car for his daughter in 2002 with 62,000 miles. She took the Mark VII to Arizona attending Arizona State University. Four years later she returning home and parked the car with 87,500 miles on the ticker. After moving the car around the driveway for the next year, they decided to finally sell it. I took a chance and bid on the car ,sight unseen! My thought was I could strip the car and triple my money. The car sold for $510.00, and I drove it home. After driving it home, I decided it was too nice to "part out".The car has only 87,500 miles, but needs some work. I'm currently working on it, replacing the wind-shield, rear calipers, and doing some rust repair.

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