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."
Lincoln Heater Core Replacement
This video is not meant to be a professional instruction on how to do this
work!!! I wish I could do one!!! Overall, I am just showing you what's
involved to hopefully eliminate some fear on a DIY job. Dealer time to do
this repair is hefty because the dash has to be pulled back. This edit
note above was written August 2012--8 months after the work and all's well.
The best part is that I no longer inhale subtle antifreeze odor.
Removing 1989 Lincoln Towncar Heater Core. Time spent was considerably
more than the book time of 6+ hours. Core cost $28. Add $2 for
antifreeze. I needed no additional tools than what I had. If your
windshield fogs and you smell antifreeze, chance is good that your heater
core is leaking. The Lincoln core is located inside a plenum box and
chance of seeing leakage is nil. The result was decent. I have plenty of
hot fresh air (seemingly with more volume). On the downside, I believe the
main plenum door does not close fully which allows air movement on the dash
vents level--but all positions still work well. Not mentioned--you must
push back into the engine compartment-- a grommet with 3 vacuum lines (one
is green) and be sure to reposition that before you reinstall the plenum.
Also a dash brace located on the drivers side of the radio must be
released--one bolt. There is a vacuum line block connector that must be
disconnected near the glovebox. Look for this before pulling out the
plenum. I do not mention that. Follow slender black vac lines to access
it. The plenum must be pulled back --moved right and rotated down--pipes
onto carpet to remove. It will be upside down when you get it to the
floor. Be sure to plug the core pipes. About 2 cups of fluid will come
out of the removed core. It is a pain to raise this core up under the dash
to permit installation. You must be able to control the loose dash as
well. Be sure not to abuse the dash on lowering it and or moving it. Be
prepared to support it when the bolts are removed. There are 2 lower bolts
on the front side near the door frames in addition to the windshield
screws. Disclaimer--Sorry for poor video; audio and/or descriptions.
Note---this job requires (IMO)---space; time and a comfortable environment.
I wouldn't do this outdoors in the winter nor if the job had to be done
the same day.1989 Lincoln Towncar Heater Core removal. This movie shows
most of the steps to enable you to remove a heater core. Labor books show
this as a plus 6 hour job in a shop, but my time was considerably more.
Cost of the heater core was $28. The most important tool is a mini ratchet
screwdriver capable of reaching the 6 dash screws close to the windshield.
There is a dash bracing arm which must be released (not in video)--a bolt
on the drivers side area of the radio. It is an obvious item.
DISCLAIMER--Sorry for poor video; audeo and/or wrong descriptions. Notes
were added to clarify or point out missed items.
Disappearing Car Door
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1997 Lincoln Town Car Cartier Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1997 Lincoln Town Car
Cartier. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior
of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting
unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the
details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A
thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Cadillac Escalade Concept Vehicle
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1993-98 Lincoln Mark VIII With A Strutmasters Air Suspension Conversion (Part 1 of 2 Install Video)
This 1994 Lincoln Mark VIII Had A Sagging Air Suspension. Lou Santiago
Converted It To A Non Air Suspension Using Strutmasters Air Suspension
Conversion Kit. Strutmasters Kits Are Designed To Bolt On Without
Modification And Provide A Great Ride. If You Are Having Issues With Your
Lincoln Air Suspension, Get One Of These Strutmasters Kits.
Rinspeed's first underwater Car
Rinspeed will present its new sQuba, the worlds first diving car, at the
Geneva Motor Show (March 6-16). The car is not only able to drive on roads
autonomously with a push of a button (thus without a driver, passenger or
further assistance), but can also transform into an amphibious vehicle
which can be submerged in water up to 10 meters (33 feet). An electric
motor with powerful torque drives the rear wheels, while the propulsion on
the water is ensured by two propellers in the stern and two powerful jet
drives in the bow propelling the vehicle under water while diving. When
underwater, the driver and passenger are enclosed in the vehicle thanks to
light weight body components made of futuristic Carbon Nano Tubes and are
supplied with fresh breathing air by the self-contained on-board system.
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The History of Lincoln
Henry Leland, a former manager of the Cadillac division of General Motors,
and his son, Wilfred Leland, formed the Lincoln Motor Company in August,
1917. Leland named the new company after Abraham Lincoln, his hero and for
whom he cast a vote in 1864. Lincoln's first source of revenue came from
assembling Liberty aircraft engines, using cylinders supplied by Ford Motor
Company, to fulfill World War I government contracts.
After the war, the Lincoln factories were retooled to manufacture luxury
automobiles. Ford Motor Company purchased the Lincoln Motor Company in
1922, but Lincoln continued to operate as a somewhat separate company from
Ford through early 1940. On April 30, 1940 the Lincoln Motor Company became
the Lincoln Division of Ford Motor Company
At the direction of Henry's son Edsel, in 1923 several body styles were
introduced, that included two- and three-window, four-door sedans and a
phaeton that accommodated four passengers. They also offered a
two-passenger roadster and a seven-passenger touring sedan and limousine,
which was sold for $5,200. A sedan, limo, cabriolet and town car were also
offered by coachbuilders Fleetwood, Derham and Dietrich, and a second
cabriolet was offered by coachbuilder Brunn.
As the brand grew it developed several memorable vehicles, the Zephyr, the
Continental Mark II, the Lincoln Continental and recently the ubiquitous
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Motor_Company
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
LSC. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
Fast N' Loud - Lincoln Airride
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Der Lincoln Mark III basiert auf einem Thunderbird und war das ultimative
Luxusauto von Ford. Der Grill ist einem Rolls Royce nachempfunden und der
365-PS-Motor sorgt für den nötigen Dampf unter der Haube. Das Team wird
aus dem "Renter-Schlitten" einen echten Hingucker machen, inklusive riesen
Reifen und Airride-Technik.
World Debut of Rinspeed sQuba, First Underwater "Flying" Car
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Thirty years after the movie thriller "The Spy Who Loved Me" hit the silver
screen, 'sQuba' is the first car that can actually fly under water. The
Rinspeed sQuba will have it's world debut at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show.
The Mustang Cobra Has A Mark VIII Engine
Contrary to popular myth, the Lincoln Mark VIII does not have a Cobra
engine in it. In fact, it's the other way around. The Mark VIII got the
4.6L DOHC aluminum V-8 in 1993. The Cobra didn't get it until 1996.
Therefore the Cobra actually has a version of the Mark VIII's engine.
Uplander Sliding Door
A common problem on Uplanders is the sliding door roller fails. Here is
how to fix it.