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Post# 436591   12/23/2020 at 09:01 by Brando_husky (Las Vegas Nevada)        

Well went to look at some Hammond organs and that turned into an amazing outing at a famous Vegas estate of cars and pipe organs.

In the mix of things we saw this neglected old Lincoln mark viii lsc sitting on the ground with its sad aired out suspension

Well made an offer and it's ours for $600!

Phil Maloof owned 98 Lincoln with 88k miles. It's sat for 6 years so will need some work. The air ride may be shot but there's no battery in car yet so couldn't turn over. Just had a small jump box on the leads to see if electrical worked

Check out the other cars! Multiple duesenbergs. V16 Cadillacs galore. 9 rolls royces. Packards. Lincolns. Cords and auburns etc etc etc. It's endless. 150+ cars

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Post# 436592 , Reply# 1   12/23/2020 at 09:03 by Brando_husky (Las Vegas Nevada)        

A few of the other cars

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Post# 436598 , Reply# 2   12/23/2020 at 14:05 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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That's one helluva car collection! My dad collected cars of that era. His pride and joy was a 1935 Lincoln Model K V12 four-door convertible with custom coachwork by Brunn. It was a one-off and there was no other car exactly like it.

Your Lincoln looks to be in very nice shape, well worth what you paid. I always liked the lines of those cars. They were among the last of the large, personal luxury coupes, a segment that at one time also included the Cadillac Eldorado, Buick Riviera and Oldsmobile Toronado, among others. I would imagine conversion kits are available to do away with the leaky airbag suspension and replace it with conventional struts and springs. I know they're available for similarly equipped Cadillacs. Doing so might even improve the handling. The nice thing about those cars is they share a lot of the same underpinnings as Thunderbirds and Cougars of that era so parts should be fairly easy to come by.

Post# 436600 , Reply# 3   12/23/2020 at 15:02 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
Let's take a moment to say.....................

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"WOW". Your Lincoln will be "fab" when you're done with it.

Post# 436610 , Reply# 4   12/23/2020 at 23:22 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Hot Rod Lincoln

I went over to Edmund's to check some reviews on your car. 73% reviews gave 5 stars, the rest were 3 and 4 star and no 1 or two.That's pretty good! One owner says the HID headlamps are hard to come by as they're not made anymore.

There is a boneyard ,Rienhart's, in central Florida that has many of the parts you may need and they ship overnight if you wish. That's from another owner. Tie rods are something to keep an eye on apparently. All in all, you've got a lot of car for 600!

Post# 436611 , Reply# 5   12/23/2020 at 23:22 by huskyvacs (Indiana)        

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That is a great deal and really clean. If the air system is shot that will take the bulk of the repair bill. Just have to put a battery in and verify all the fuses are working and see what happens. Especially in the desert it's not uncommon for the rubber to dry rot or melt and get a slow leak. It may or may not need the engine on to fill the air system.

For 6 years sitting make sure you flush and change every fluid and replace every rubber part in the engine bay before starting it or turning the key. You don't want to ruin a good engine with whatever stale detritus has been percolating in there, or have a timing belt or rad hose explode and throw a rod through the block.

This was the final run year of this car and they only sold 14,357 of them this year, it is an uncommon car you do not see that often. This is an easy cleanup and will make a great daily driver. Enjoy!

Post# 436613 , Reply# 6   12/24/2020 at 01:20 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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There's a company I think out of Florida called Arnott that makes air suspension products. They might have air springs. Because, let's be honest, part of the intrigue with cars like this is THAT it even has 4 wheel air suspension. Since the car's been sitting so long, there's a chance that the compressor will run and just fill up the air springs and it'll be fine. Also, those crappy little air line fittings leak all the time. More often than the rubber bladders leak. Once you get it running, get yourself a spray bottle with soapy water use it to find the leaks.

Such a weird looking car, though. But in a good way. It looks like a concept model from the 80s that would never have ended up in production.

Post# 436621 , Reply# 7   12/24/2020 at 09:18 by sitop (Bradenton, FL)        

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Beautiful Lincoln!
I love the Chrysler Newport sitting behind it!
Check out Lincoln Land in Florida. They have everything!!!!!

Post# 436622 , Reply# 8   12/24/2020 at 09:36 by Brando_husky (Las Vegas Nevada)        

Thanks for the advise all!!
Luckily my partner is a master mechanic with all the tools available to service everything possible. It's being towed to his shop for service.
Hes quite confident after refurbishing many many cars which have sat for double the time that he can get it running no issues

The big thing right now is of course the air ride. It may rise with a battery and it running it may not. If not oh well no big deal it can all be fixed..

The Newport in the background caught my attention too. It's for sale. Sat just as long. Big 440 1973 coupe model.

The Bentley next to it is one I wanted but it sold already.

Post# 436624 , Reply# 9   12/24/2020 at 10:39 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I'm going to say after it's running the air ride will lift the car but it probably will leak down soon after turned off, of course that's just a guess.

Post# 436711 , Reply# 10   12/26/2020 at 16:29 by Brando_husky (Las Vegas Nevada)        

Got a battery in.

The air suspension raised up thankfully.

Sadly that lead us to the discovery that someone had stolen the catalytic converters off the car.

Loaded up on trailer and taken to my partners shop for further work

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Post# 436712 , Reply# 11   12/26/2020 at 16:31 by Brando_husky (Las Vegas Nevada)        

Also for fun.

Checked out these 3 1941 Cadillacs that just got taken outside. There are a total of 39 1941 Cadillacs here in the collection. These three are for sale.

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Post# 436822 , Reply# 12   12/29/2020 at 07:13 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
1941 Cadillacs

I bet these will sell in no time at all. Any muscle cars in his collection? I doubt I could afford what I once had, a brand new '70 Chevelle SS 454. Miss the car, but don't miss getting only 9 mpg!Do those Cads have V-12's in them?

Out in the sun your car looks even better!

There's a real problem with catalytic converters being stolen right now. Three cars on one block of a near by neighborhood were hit between 1am and 4am. All cars were parked in their driveways close to the house. Nobody heard a thing, until they went out to start their cars in the morning that is.

Post# 436824 , Reply# 13   12/29/2020 at 08:16 by Brando_husky (Las Vegas Nevada)        

No muscle cars. I asked if the guy ever liked sports cars and what not. Nope. Only ever big luxury cars.. The 41 Cadillacs are all 8 cylinders.

The earlier Cadillacs he has all come in 8,12 and 16 cylinders

Post# 441393 , Reply# 14   5/3/2021 at 10:53 by Brando_husky (Las Vegas Nevada)        

Decided to throw some 2015 jaguar xj wheels on the Lincoln. They are 19s vs the original 16s. Really modernizes the car. Takes it past the 90s a bit. Also did some paint correction a bit

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Post# 441406 , Reply# 15   5/3/2021 at 13:42 by Brando_husky (Las Vegas Nevada)        

Interior and engine bay updates

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Post# 441409 , Reply# 16   5/3/2021 at 14:47 by JustJunque (Western MA)        

Looks great, Brandon!
I love the dash/interior design in that car. Very futuristic looking.


Post# 441412 , Reply# 17   5/3/2021 at 15:05 by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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Brandon, you have turned it around!

Post# 442282 , Reply# 18   5/27/2021 at 03:29 by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
Looks so nice Brandon

What kind of driving will this car see? I know it won't be used as a "grocery getter" ever, but was curious if the car will be strictly for show or occasional outings.That photo of the car with the 19" wheels is suitable for framing,great shot!

Post# 442285 , Reply# 19   5/27/2021 at 08:03 by Brando_husky (Las Vegas Nevada)        

Daily driver so far until my new Ford bronco gets built.

The Lincoln does terrible on gas. About 14.3 average mostly highway driving. But it sure is comfy!

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