Fancy Parking

This is one of my favorite cars, the Lincoln Continental Mark VI.
Lincoln Continental Mark VI
Yes, I was a Ford fan boy, predisposed to trying to love everything they made. But there was more than that here.

  • I loved the whizbang technology of the “electronic” dash.
  • At the time, I thought the proportions were better than the “look how long my dick hood is” proportions of the Mark V.
  • 20 mpg on the highway?  In a Lincoln? AYFKM?
  • Yes, the styling was derivative.  The deuce was still running the show, so of course it was.

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It’s not the worst Fox-body ever

Because that is an overcrowded field already.  What the 1982 Lincoln Continental has going for it is that it is not instantly recognizable as a Fairmont derivative.

1982 Lincoln Continental
Yes, it does sort of have Cougar face, but not in the “slap a new front cap on an LTD II and call it a Cougar” badge engineering we saw earlier.  Or on the predecessor Versailles sired by a Monarch.
Other pluses:
  • a much better take on the Daimler/Jag bustleback than the Seville.
  • At no time could you get one with that 2.3 OHC four cylinder that found its way into nearly every other Fox variant.
  • It went it’s own way, instead of “Versailles II.”  It’s like the difference between the box birds of 80-82 and the 83-86 “aero” birds.

1982 Lincoln Continental