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Old 03-12-2010, 12:48 AM
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Here's a link to the Autotrader ad -

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=p&car_id=275319141&dealer_id=65056455&car_year=1984&rdm=1268368607608&lastStartYear=1981&model=&num_records=25&systime=&make2=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&start_year=1984&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&engine=&certified=&body_code=0&fuel=Diesel&awsp=false&search_type=both&distance=0&marketZipError=false&search_lang=en&showZipError=y&make=LINC&keywords_display=&color=&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&min_price=&drive=&default_sort=priceDESC&seller_type=b&max_mileage=&style_flag=1&sort_type=priceDESC&address=78240&advanced=y&end_year=1984&doors=&transmission=&max_price=&cardist=1225&standard=false

Looked on All Parts Express under 524TD - managed to find glow plugs, timing belt, tranny gasket and filter, head gasket set, etc - fairly cheap too compared to the '87 MB. Now, if I knew where to find reasonably priced fuel injection components, like injectors and a pump just in case, I'd have a warm fuzzy that i could keep the beast running if I got it.

Guy also had it listed on ebay - someone posted the link in the Open Discussion thread - bidding ended back in Feb, reserve not met. I could've sworn when I first looked at the Autotrader ad, he was asking 4 grand, but today it lists 5 grand - either I misread it first time around, or he recognized he has a rare bird on his hands. Only 220 views on the Autotrader ad.

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Old 03-12-2010, 07:19 AM
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It looks like a decent car. I have no idea of the value but the mileage is so low that if you simply service it you should be able to drive it a hundred thousand miles or so without major repairs such as injection pumps etc. I imagine all that is very similar to our mb pumps etc.

I trot over there with 3750 cash and try to buy it if I wanted it.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:27 AM
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There has to be some following for the 524TDs, maybe a forum that can help on engine parts locating. do you have a pic of it, id love to see one of them again.
Check out http://www.mye28.com
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:06 AM
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It looks like a decent car. I have no idea of the value but the mileage is so low that if you simply service it you should be able to drive it a hundred thousand miles or so without major repairs such as injection pumps etc. I imagine all that is very similar to our mb pumps etc. I trot over there with 3750 cash and try to buy it if I wanted it.
From the ad: "Actually mileage is unknown, since when I purchased the vehicle the computer module was burned out, rendering all of the digital dash components unlit. I replaced the module with one I was able to locate from a vehicle with 47,579 on the odo, thus the present mileage reading. If I was to guess, I'd say the milage is between 150K-175K."

Don't know why he would bother listing the mileage as 49k; a bit misleading!
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:03 PM
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Scratch previous post!
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:33 AM
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I'm only about a year late responding to this thread

Yes. (Lincoln) Continental Mark VII Turbo Diesels do exist and yes, they're perfect for long range cruising in a Luxury Sport Coupe.

He's mine:

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Old 01-10-2011, 06:59 AM
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Looks nice!
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:10 AM
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Gawd, I'd totally forgotten about this thread.

But, nice car indeed.

Never did anything about the one in the autotrader ad. Checked about 2 months ago, and the same ad was still on autotrader.

I decided I needed to do something with the two 87's I had here in NC first, rather than adding any more vehicles to the collection. Thanks to vstech, that's finally going to be resolved, and I'll end up with one 87 300D and the Jeep diesel - a primary and a backup vehicle - and with my work schedule two diesels are more than enough to take care of!
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:27 PM
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Three years later ...

Three years later and they're ~still~ available. This is NOT my car, NOR am I in the market for another but I thought I'd share this Autotrader car with you Guys



1984 Lincoln Continental Mark VII LSC Turbo Diesel
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:14 PM
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IF only they had done that to the Mark II Lincoln...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Continental

"The Continental name was revived in 1955 as a separate Ford brand, with its sole model being the Continental Mark II. This version was a unique design with the highest quality control ever seen in the automobile industry. High-class luxury abound in the new Continental - and with very limited availability, it appeared even more exclusive than the original.

Continental for '56 was one of the most expensive cars in the world -- with a cost of $10,000, it rivaled Rolls-Royce. But despite its astronomical price tag, Ford Motor Company actually lost money on each one sold. On a side note, Cadillac suffered a similar financial loss with its own Continental rival, the four-door Eldorado Brougham. Vehicles such as these were image builders for the two companies, as well as test beds for new ideas and concepts. The Continental Mark II was sold for just two model years, with about 3,000 total units built. Between the tales of dealers turning potential buyers away because they were not deemed to be the right kind of people to own Continental, and its sticker price found affordable by only the world's wealthiest, the Continental became almost mythical.

Many celebrities drove them, including Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, the Shah of Iran, Nelson Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger among others."

See anything familiar in the background?

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Three years later and they're ~still~ available. This is NOT my car, NOR am I in the market for another but I thought I'd share this Autotrader car with you Guys



1984 Lincoln Continental Mark VII LSC Turbo Diesel
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Ah...so like Mercedes vacuum system on steroids....no thank you...
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I got all the way to pg 2, and realized after clicking on the Autotrader add, and the car wasn`t listed.......... this thread is 3yrs old.

I have only seen one of the cars, think it was around 1985 on my way to work. It was making a left turn in Boulder Creek, Ca. going up towards the Golf Course. only saw it two times, think it was a dark brown one. I was surprised to see Diesel on the trunk.

I don`t remember the last time I saw one of these.


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Old 07-31-2013, 07:28 AM
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They always were pretty rare.

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