The 1984 Lincoln Mark VII Info Page

This page gives a description of what the Mark VII was "all about" when introduced for the first time in November of 1984

1984 Lincoln Mark VII - Introduced November 10, 1983, styling on the all new "contemporary size premium" Lincoln retained traditional Mark cues, but on a dramatically different form. Aerodynamic appearance include aero headlamps, a wedge profile, and sloping back window. Lincoln described the new Mark as "the most air flow efficient luxury car built in America with a drag coefficient of 0.38." This edition was over a foot shorter than the Mark VI, mounted on the same chassis as the Continental sedan (downsized some two years earlier). Some observers compared Mark VII's new design to Ford Thunderbird (logically enough) and even to Mercedes 380SEC. Mark had electronic air suspension with automatic three-way level control, nitra-cusion gas-pressurized front struts and rear shocks, and four wheel power disc brakes. An all-new cockpit-style instrument panel had full electronics. The full length floor console with gear shift lever included a lockable storage bin in the armrest, while an overhead console held warning lights and dual intensity courtesy/reading lamps. Base engine was the 302 cid (5.0 liter) V-8 with EFI and EEC-IV, hooked up to a four-speed automatic overdrive transmission. MarkVII could also be ordered with a new inline turbo diesel with dual exhaust, supplied by BMW-Steyr (but the V-8 came with two catalytic converters, a Y-pipe and only one muffler). Power rack-and-pinion steering replaced the old circulative-ball system. The modern Mark had integrated, flush-mounted aero headlamps that extended well back onto the fenders to form marker lenses; a sharply sloped windshield; wide color-keyed lower body side moldings; bright wheel lip and belt moldings; and large early-triangular quarter windows. Full-length upper body side dual-band paint stripes were standard. The traditional deck lid bulge, shaped as a simulated spare tire housing, was back again. So was an upright grille made up of thin vertical bars. Diesel models had a `Turbo Diesel' badge on the deck lid. Eleven new paint colors and six new interior trim colors were available. Standard equipment included front and rear stabilizer bars, tilt steering, speed control, power windows and door locks, locking (latching) gas door with remote release; electric rear defroster, and duel electric remote control mirrors. Also standard: tinted upper windshield, automatic temperature air conditioning, six way power driver's seat, electronic AM/FM stereo search radio, and P215/70R15 whitewall tires on cast aluminum wheels with center hub ornament. New options included heated driver and passenger seats, a compass/thermometer group for the header, handling package, and portable CB radio. Aimed at the European luxury coupe market, the new LSC series had a standard handling package and 3.27:1 axle ratio. LSC had quicker ratio power steering, high performance, P215/65R15 tires on six inch aluminum wheels, dark charcoal lower body side paint, fog lamps, and leather upholstery. There was also a new Versace Designer Series, as well as the popular Bill Blass Designer Series. This year's Bill Blass came in dual-shade clearcoat metallic paint: Goldenrod Glamour with Harvest Wheat. Exterior trim included two-tone cream/dark green body side and deck lid accent stripes, along with the designer's signature in the quarter window and Bill Blass logo on the deck lid. Upholstery was standard two-tone flax and gold ultra-soft leather (or cloth trim at no extra charge). The dash held a Bill Blass logo. Emanating from Gianni Versace of Milan, Italy (a designer of avant-garde clothing), the Mark Versace had a walnut glamour clearcoat metallic body with two-tone tan/bright blue accent stripes on body side and deck lid, and tan stripes on the hood. Also included: a signature in the quarter panel window, and Versace logo on the instrument panel. Desert Tan ultra-soft leather went inside, in designer's sew style. Cloth inserts with leather bolster seat trim were available at no extra cost. Lincoln Mark VII models this year included:

Base model no. 98, style no. 63D, $21,707.00
LSC model no. 98/938, style no. 63D, $23,706.00
Versace Designer Series model no. 98/60P, style no. 63D, $24,406.00
Bill Blass Designer Series model no. 98/60N, style no. 63D, $24,807.00

ENGINE, Gasoline
90 degree
overhead valve
V-8
block - cast iron
head - cast iron
cubic inch displacement - 302 (5.2 liters)
bore and stroke - 4.00 x 3.00 inch
compression ratio - 8.4:1
braking horse power - 140 @ 3200 rpms
torque 250 lbs at 1600 rpms
main bearings - 5
valve lifters - hydraulic
throttle body - fuel injection
Vehicle Identification Number class - F

ENGINE, Diesel
inline
overhead cam
six cylinder
block - cast iron
head - aluminum
cubic inch displacement - 149 (2.4 liters)
bore and stroke - 3.15 x 3.19 inches
compression ratio - 23.0:1
braking horsepower - 115 @ 4800 rpms
torque - 155 lbs @2400 rpms
main bearings - 4
valve lifters - hydraulic
fuel injection
Vehicle Identification Number class - L

CHASSIS
wheelbase - 108.5
overall length - 202.8 inches
height - 54.0 inches
width - 70.9 inches
front tread - 58.4 inches
rear tread - 59.0 inches
standard tire - P215/70R15 SBR WSW
LSC tire - P215/65 R15 BSW

TECHNICAL
transmission, gas - four speed automatic with overdrive
gears - 1st 2.40:1, 2nd 1.47:1, 3rd 1.00:1, 4th 0.67:1, rev 2.00:1
transmission, diesel - four speed automatic with overdrive
gears - 1st 2.73:1, 2nd 1.56:1, 3rd 1.00:1, 4th 0.73:1, rev 2.09:1
transaxle standard - 3.08:1
transaxle diesel - 3.73:1
transaxle LSC - 3.27:1
steering - rack and pinion
suspension - front modified MacPherson struts with anti-sway bar
suspension - rear rigid axle with gas-pressurized shocks
suspension - three point sensing four point auto-leveling air springs
brakes - four wheel disc brakes
body construction - unibody
fuel tank - 22.3 US gallons

STANDARD ITEMS
gasoline engine, cubic inch displacement - 302 (5.2 liters)
four speed automatic overdrive transmission
3.08:1 transaxle
rack and pinion steering
MacPherson strut with anti-sway bar front suspension
rear rigid axle with gas-pressurized shocks rear suspension
three point sensing four point auto-leveling air spring suspension
four wheel disc brakes
electronic compass and thermometer
keyless entry
anti-theft alarm
electronic deck lid pull down
leather rapped steering wheel
tilt steering
speed control
power windows
power door locks
locking (latching) gas door with remote release
electric rear defroster
dual electric remote control mirrors
tinted upper windshield
automatic temperature air conditioning
six way power driver's seat
electronic AM/FM stereo search radio
P215/70R15 whitewall tires
cast aluminum wheels with center hub ornament

OPTIONS
automatic dimming day/night rear view mirror - $89.00
compass/thermometer group - $191.00
garage door opener - $140.00
electronic AM/FM radio with cassette or 8-track - $170.00
premium JBL sound system with amplifier - $206.00
six way power seats with dual recliners - $225.00
six way power seats with power recliners - $416.00
dual heated seats - $159.00
power glass moonroof - $1289.00
vent windows - $73.00
fog lamps - $158.00
dual heated outside mirrors - $49.00
portable CB - $154.00
vinyl insert lower body side molding - $70.00
brushed aluminum lower body side molding - $74.00
license plate frame, front - $11.00
license plate frame, front and rear - $22.00
wire spoke aluminum wheels - $686.00
forged aluminum wheels - $291.00
conventional spare tire - $121.00

Production totals for all years, all models:

1984: 33,344
1985: 18,355
1986: 20,056
1987: 15, 286
1988: 38,256
1989: 28,607
1990: 22,313
1991: 8,880
1992: 5,439

Sources: Standard Catalog Of® Ford, Ford Motor Company, Andre McGuille, John Dancy Sr, Paul Mayberry, Oldschool03.