2004 Lincoln Mark X Concept
Throughout its history, Lincoln has used the Mark name to signal a truly special vehicle. It began with Edsel Fords first Continental, the Mark I. Next followed the 1956 Continental Mark II, which quickly became a classic because of its high quality, clean styling and consumate good taste.
The 1969 Mark III went on to sell more than 30,000 units, making it at the time, Lincolns most successful new model ever. Other Mark vehicles were introduced in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s.
The Mark X concept is designed to demonstrate the potential of the Lincoln brand by stretching its DNA to a sophisticated roadster. While a concept at this point, Mark X illustrates one possibility for expanding Lincoln into new luxury niches.
Based on the rear-wheel-drive Ford Thunderbird architecture, Mark X features a 3.9-liter, 4-valve DOHC V-8 aluminum engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission delivering 280 horsepower and 286 foot-pounds of torque. Its athletic stance is accomplished through 19-inch, 12-spoke machined aluminum wheels with P245/40/R19 Michelin tires on the front and wider P275/35/R19 tires in the rear.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|valvetrain||DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl|
|power||208.8 kw / 280 bhp @ 6000 rpm|
|torque||387.76 nm / 286 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm|
|f brake size||mm / in|
|r brake size||mm / in|
|wheelbase||2764 mm / 108.8 in|
|front track||1522 mm / 59.9 in|
|rear track||1548 mm / 60.9 in|
|length||4701 mm / 185.1 in|
|width||1838 mm / 72.4 in|
|height||1302 mm / 51.3 in|
|top speed||~233.4 kph / 145.0 mph|
2004 Lincoln Mark X Concept – sold for $101,750. The last of the “Mark Lincolns,” and overlapping in time with the “Em Kay” series begun with the MK9 concept three years earlier, the Mark X was “Lincoln’s T-Bird.” Pronounced “Mark Ten,” it was a direct take-off on the 2002-2005 two-seat Thunderbird but with a number of luxury touches.
This vehicle runs and drives but is not DOT or EPA certified. It cannot be registered for highway use in the United States and is offered on bill of sale only. Auction Source: RM Auctions’ 2010 Sports & Classics of Monterey