no idea whether it's fact or fiction, but according to the nice people putting this one-of-a-kind up for sale on eBay, here's the "lore" on this here '93 Lincoln one-off:
"Lincoln executives were concerned about the heavy and wide doors on the Mark VIII in the early 1990's especially in large cities with tight parking spots. They were toying with the idea of a Mark VIII that had doors that disappeared beneath the car which would require no additional space for the doors to swing open in order to allow the occupant to exit or enter. Back in the day, the major auto makers would sub-contract their concept designs to other engineering firms who specialiazed in auto concepts and executions. In this particular case, this Lincoln Mark VIII was shipped over to Joalto Design Inc. near Detroit...who created this amazing, one of a kind concept car and shipped it back to Lincoln for executive approval...Unfortunately, the Ford Motor Company executives did not like the design and ordered the car (and the concept) to be sent to the junkyard and destroyed. The current owner had been tracking this car for nearly 20 years and finally convinced the previous owner to part with it."
No Door Handles - Just Touch!
Introducing the Ultra Touch Invisible Switch - allowing you to lock and unlock your car doors without the need for keys!
Chrysler Town & Country Minivan Power Sliding Doors Problem
...I decided to test out the car salesman's theory that..."it (sliding door) wouldn't even break a pencil".
This quick video demonstration will show you just how defective this system is. In part one, my husband demonstrates the pressure it takes to activate the retreat of the sliding door. He has to actually push against the door. In part two, that poor pencil didn't stand a chance. It was pinched in the door, just like my toddler's fingers were! Lucky for her she pulled them out before it full engaged into the lock.
For more information see: http://3kidsandus.com/2009/moms-are-your-chrysler-town-country-sliding-doors-safe-for-your-toddler/
lincoln mark viii qx4 catback exhaust.
sound clip of my new Exhaust system i got from lincolnmotorsport.com well worth the money. souunds even better in person. i reved it up to 4 grand of so and this is a 94 lincoln mark viii.
My Lincoln Mark VIII with sequential tail lights
Update: Because I have been asked so many questions about it, there is a complete write up here:
Added sequential tail lights to the Mark VIII last night. Back in the day, I had a 67 Tbird and I had two friends with 69 Tbirds and I have always missed those sequential lights. In my opinion is is the way the Mark VIII should have come from the factory. It really suits the car.