Last post on Dec 09, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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Jul 19, 2013 (9:35 am)
Given the paint defects, seems a bit overpriced to me. If you like it, I'd offer $1800, which is more than fair.
#29952 of 30869 Re: . [MrShift@Edmunds]
Jul 19, 2013 (9:39 am)
Oh I don't want it - no place to keep it. Although if I was needing a cheap driver, I'd be looking at it - well cared for, unusual, comfortable, more fun than a miled up 1995 Corolla.
I am certain I could have the paint looking near-new, but it would take a full day of elbow grease. It hadn't been waxed in a long time, and that dark color showed every little flaw.
No doubt the owner would change his tune if you produced a small roll of $100 bills.
#29953 of 30869 Re: . [fintail]
Jul 19, 2013 (9:56 am)
Those Mark VIIs are odd in one sense. The exterior design is all Jack Telnack-era Ford, with flush glass, rounded corners and aero influences. But the interior looks like it is still stuck in the Gene Bordinat-era of Ford design, which the big, blocky, bluff-faced dash, square corners everywhere, and crushed velour luxury.
#29954 of 30869 Re: . [fintail]
Jul 19, 2013 (10:17 am)
I think that Lincoln Mk is a nice looking car on the outside, but it is so Fordish (e.g. chintzy) in the interior. Ford has fortunately really picked up their game in interiors more recently however.
#29955 of 30869 Re: . [ab348]
Jul 19, 2013 (10:26 am)
I think Telnack is under appreciated by many. He really helped save and turn Ford around, and has to go down as one of their best stylists in my book.
Jul 19, 2013 (2:35 pm)
Out on foot, saw an Opel GT, a Sterling, an older whale tail Porsche, an early 450SL, and a big ~73 Impala/Caprice 2 door HT.
#29957 of 30869 Re: . [berri]
Jul 19, 2013 (4:00 pm)
Wow, I could not disagree more regarding current Ford interiors. I think they are one of the weakest parts of their current offerings. Almost all are coal-mine black, all are full of cheap-looking hard plastic bits, and they really seem to be of poor design and quality overall. Ford does not make much that appeals to me regardless, but their interiors are the main reason I would not consider one.
Jul 19, 2013 (4:07 pm)
My aunt had an '85 LSC, that I helped her pick out. It was a pretty nice ride, and not at all like that non-LSC model. Very "euro" inside and out.
She loved that car. T-boned by a stop-sign runner in 1992. Replaced it with an Acura Legend.
#29959 of 30869 Re: . [ab348]
Jul 19, 2013 (4:52 pm)
I think that is probably true of many domestic and Asian vehicles today that aren't in the luxury class. I've rented a couple of Ford's lately that have had really comfortable seating (even if the dash ergonomics were kind of screwed up).
Jul 20, 2013 (5:20 pm)
Saw a red E24 M6 today, immaculate, appeared to have a mild body kit on it.