Presents . . .
1992 Lincoln Mark VII Bill Blass Edition
Viva Las Vegas Autos Presents . . .
An incredible story of a car that was loved and adored. There are so many cars on the roads these days that have two doors or more, four wheels and tires, an engine or a motor of some sort and probably a vast majority of those cars are simply just transportation for their owners. Nothing special, sometimes an annoyance when they breakdown and most of the time discarded when theyâ€™ve gotten so used that they are just considered â€œUsed Upâ€. Well, NONE of ABOVE applies hereâ€¦except for the consideration of the basic fact that THIS is a car. For those like me that have a long history with automobiles, thirty plus yearsâ€™ worth, this particular car is a very special automobile in my mind. Back in February of 1988, I made my debut into the car business and started my career at a Lincoln Mercury dealer in Salt Lake City, Utah. I quickly loved the L-M line up of automobiles and my personal favorite was the Mark VII, the Base model, the LSC and the Special Edition versions like this Bill Blass Designer edition. With the performance 5.0L High Output V8 and all the luxury features known to Lincoln back in the day, I loved selling these Mark VIIs. Their buyers were just as unique. Always wealthy, always driven by passion in their choice of autos; buying the Mark VII was always very personal to those buyers. The purpose for them to buy this hotrod Lincoln was to make a statement with authority. They wanted American Class and Luxury, but had to have the performance side and the sporty style that was unique for the day. Cadillac Eldorado did not hold a candle to this car and these buyers knew it. This particular 1992 Lincoln Mark VII Bill Blass Edition was rare as it gets too. The LSC or sportier version as far as looks go, were plentiful. At the dealership I worked at, one designer edition to every twenty LSC would ever grace the lot. When it did land, if it wasnâ€™t already special ordered, it was sold instantly to the Lincoln buyer that wanted his Mark VII to feel more like the Town Car Cartier that was on the other side of the garage. The contoured sport seats of the LSC just didnâ€™t feel right to that buyer. Now I know that youâ€™re reading this because you probably want a piece of this Lincoln Mark VII history in your collection. Well, I am with you there. When I saw this car listed at my specialty auction a few weeks ago, I about lost my mind. Yes, I have seen several Mark VIIs over the last 16 years Iâ€™ve owned my specialty car dealership. Several meaning, several junk turds with high miles and beat interiors and lying flat on the ground with blow air bags. Never have I seen a single seventh generation late version (Lincoln vs. Continental) last year model (1992) ever come up for sale that looked this good or had this low of miles and to top that off with it being a special designer series Bill Blass Edition. Yes, there was no question in my simple mind other than to bring this stunning ride back to my shop. And here it is in all of its original unmatched glory.
Viva Las Vegas Autos Known History . . .
The basically very little documented history sad to say. I donâ€™t get a lot of information from the specialty auctions I go to. The only information I can get may come from what I find in the car, its condition this is unchanged from the owner who sold the car off to Carmax in Henderson, the specialty auction I attend every week and the Carfax and AutoCheck reports I can find history from that are usually a great insight. Letâ€™s start at the beginning, I find this car on my list and I see a few pictures online. The car looks incredible from what I can see. The miles are confirmed to be original and ridiculously low for the year and an enormous bonus, the car shows as a ONE OWNER! Ok, I havenâ€™t even seen the car yet other than pictures and I am already drooling. Are you kidding? One Owner and 44,000 original miles? My God, Save me now! And He did! I woke up alive the morning of the auction and held my hand high until I owned the car. I donâ€™t want to make that sound like I paid the freaking moon for the car and neither will you unless someone with a bigger ego puts your wallet to the test. That all said, the original owner WHO LOVED THIS CARâ€¦ bought it in Detroit, Michigan back in November 5th, 1991 and by 1999 showed up in Henderson Nevada with only 7,259 miles in February of that year. By February of 2000 they had a whopping 12,455 miles on the car when it passed another state inspection here. Then 13,430 miles on January 22, 2001 seen at another state inspection and registration. 18,847 original miles on January 12, 2002. 19,996 on January 10, 2003. 21,079 on January 20, 2004. Are you seeing the writing on the wall here? The car was being driven, although not a lot, but it was driven. On January 21, 2005 it showed 21,823. On January 8th, 2006 22,270 miles. I am not certain here, but I will step out on a limb and say the â€œchurch was on the same block that its owner lived onâ€â€¦OK, I said it. Moving on now. On January 10th, 2007 our owner decided to go to a Midas center and get a bunch of work done on the car with 26,734 miles. They drove a ton that year and the car probably felt the stress of all that driving. They completed a maintenance inspection, lubed and replaced the filter, replaced the tie rod ends, checked all the remaining fluids and inspected the steering and suspension. The following couple months, they took a vacation to Dennyâ€™s several times and then ended up back at the Midas Center on April 16, 2007 with 28,241 miles and having Midas check all the carsâ€™ electrical systems including the battery. The following year was over the top for these owners who loved their baby. With having traveled to church and to Dennys several times more than they should have, these owners found themselves back at the Midas Center here in Henderson where they had the long block replaced at 35,482 miles on July 12th, 2008. Their poor sweet Mark VII had just been pushed too far after such an easy life; 7000 miles in just one year as compared to 200-1000 miles per year in the past. Well needless to say from there forward, our same original owners loved their baby Lincoln and went back to pampering it in the garage from then on until the day I bought it. 40,423 miles recorded on May 21, 2014. 42,949 miles recorded on May 21st, 2015. 43,624 miles recorded by the State of Nevada on May 23rd, 2016. And lastly, 44,069 miles recorded on July 3rd, 2017. On July 4th, 2017 they celebrated their wonderful Hotrod Lincoln by taking it to Big O Tires in Henderson and getting a fresh lube, oil and filter that day before watching the Fireworks that night. I am not sure what the miles were that day, but almost a year later I bought this incredible car with just over 200 more miles on it from that point in time. Why is this, such a story? BECAUSE it truly IS! One Owner, maybe an older couple, (I assume, the back seat looks unused) Maybe a single guy (sorry gals, but I donâ€™t see too many women putting CB units in the Lincoln Mark VIIs. But one thing is for certain, the owner of this car paid special attention to its upkeep, its details, and overall appearance. And from the looks of it, the small blemish on the passenger rear quarter near the parking lamp looks pretty dang fresh. I wonder if that was when our loving owner decided the relationship was over. All questions and assumptions aside, I really think I know who this owner was. The owner loved this car dearly and after I bought it, drove it out to my shop and found that it drove incredibly well and fully functional with ice cold air conditioning, I can say unequivocally, this Lincoln Mark VII Bill Blass Designer Edition is probably a true one of a kind and probably ever seeing one like it will be another lifetime for me or you, its possible next owner.
Viva Las Vegas Autos Preparations . . .
We detailed the car, decided the Michelin tires from 2002 where way too old to stay on the car even though they had plenty of tread. We replaced them and enjoyed driving on soft new tires then took pictures and listed it on here on eBay. We also did a thorough inspection of the car top to bottom finding basic seepage on items like the valve covers but no leaks that hit the ground. I thought about going through the car and making it flawless everywhere including having the rear quarter fixed, but then I came to my senses. This 1992 Lincoln Mark VII Bill Blass is ridiculously original. So many items on this car are as they came from the factory. Fuses, lines and paper tags that were from the factory inspectors as the car rolled off the assembly line, and no way did I want to see them gone or removed to change out the valve cover seals that just werenâ€™t that bad. I want to see this great car live out its days of glory in someoneâ€™s collection where, like me, they can brag of its great character and originality. So if thatâ€™s your thoughts too, Bid or call me with an insightful offer to put this car in your collection. Please donâ€™t be one of those â€œeBay Fishersâ€ that just send me that awful dumb and annoying question of â€œWhatâ€™s your reserve? Whatâ€™s your bottom line? Whatâ€™s the lowest youâ€™ll take?â€ Those questions worded in the eighteen thousand different ways Iâ€™ve heard them are so stupid! Itâ€™s NOT about what I want you to pay at all. Itâ€™s about what I want to see take place. I want a buyer who really wants this car and pulls an intelligent offer out of their wallet and calls me with itâ€¦or bidsâ€¦and I get to reward that intelligent buyer with a great big fat YES! You get to own this fantastic car. So letâ€™s get this straight right now. If you send me one of those questions like I mentioned earlier, as usual with my deductive reasoning, I will fully assume that you didnâ€™t even read a word of what I took the time to write here about this incredible car. That is a dead giveaway that YOU are NOT my buyer. Never will be and 16 years doing this exclusively on eBay, you probably never will be one of my buyers. Every buyer I have ever sold to and I have sold a lot of great cars and trucks here on eBay, have always READ EVERY WORD. I LIKE THOSE BUYERS! READERS ROCK! So call me and letâ€™s make this beauty part of your collection or even more simple that â€œFINDâ€ youâ€™ve always wanted. Call me now before someone else who already read this does. Early bird gets the worm.
Viva Las Vegas Autos Verified Data . . .
Model/Style: Mark VII Bill Blass Edition
Paint: Mocha Frost Metallic Clearcoat
Engine Size: 5.0L High Output FI V8
Transmission:4 Speed Automatic w/OD
Viva Las Vegas Autos Note from the Owner. . .
I am a â€œused car dealerâ€ but before that, Iâ€™m an automobile enthusiast. I love original, rare and high quality modified vintage and modern cars. Over the past 15 years Iâ€™ve been in business, I have come to appreciate an expanding selection of high-demand, high value vehicles as well. I specialize in and I am always on the lookout for cars and trucks that were cherished by their previous owners.
I have an experienced eye for quality and Iâ€™ve discovered that my preferred buyers can instantly discern such a vehicle and I have therefore, built my business and reputation around finding these kinds of cars for this type of customer.Super low miles and/or gentle ownership are strict requirements but a car must do something for me on a personal level if there is any hope of convincing you, the buyer, that this is an above average, exceptional vehicle. If nothing about the car excites me, it probably wonâ€™t do much for you either and I would soon be out of business.
With just four employees and no sales people, I realize how unusual a â€œdealershipâ€ like mine may be at a first glance. It has taken great care and effort to create such an organization and often, an unusually high investment in a particular car we are about to list. To sell the best it is critical to have a trusted expert in my corner. First we do an exhaustive 130 point inspection on each and every vehicle and hope nothing escapes our methodical investigation. Experience has shown that everything I spend making a car truly â€œrightâ€ will come back to me not only with a higher selling price, but a happy customer that says good things about Viva Las Vegas Autos. Moreover; it allows us to describe the car with ease and confidence, something that simply is not possible unless we think it is true. If major issues are found or the cost of fixing the car the way it should be makes it too expensive to sell, my choice is an easy one. I simply absorb a few hundred dollars loss for my trouble and sell it at auction so you donâ€™t get a headache over the vehicle.
After the vehicle is fully checked over and made whole at any level it needs to be, we researches its history, documents documenting originality and authenticity. Historical significance, rarity, special features, possible modifications and much more are used to accurately describe the vehicle with integrity and honesty. Most important for the potential buyer are the 100 to 200 high resolution pictures that I take myself. The pricey equipment I use would be right at home in the hands of the very best professional photographers and Iâ€™ve developed a logical format that walks you around the entire vehicle with close-up shots of every square inch. I provide detailed views of the interior, under the hood and then put it on a lift to show the undercarriage and confirm that the beauty of the car you are considering is not merely skin deep. Even our detailers are enthusiastic about the cars they meticulously clean. Reconditioning can sometimes take several as we do all that we can within reason to get our vehicles in tip top condition visually and cosmetically. Way more than just a cheap detailâ€¦.Our details are more like refurbishing to as close to new as we can possibly get our vehicles
Usually, Iâ€™ll also include a high definition video that shows the car doing its thing. If itâ€™s a fast car, we film it going fast. If itâ€™s a 4x4 youâ€™ll see it crawling up a hill. In every case you will hear things like a rumbling exhaust, working sound system and watch gauges operational as well.
No â€œdealer,â€ on-line or in the real world, takes it to this level. No other seller or organization provides you, the buyer, with so much information. I do this because it is the only way I can convince a person; often a world away, unable to touch or feel their purchase that my vehicle is for real and what I say is an honest assessment. All the above is necessary for me to stay in business while keeping integrity intact.I want every buyer to be happy and I need glowing feedback on eBay. To accomplish that I need satisfied customers that are as thrilled with their purchase as I was when I bought it.
If you have any questions at all, please call me on my cell at: 702-353-7500. If your inquiry is sincere and your offerserious, youâ€™ll find me the most accommodating business partner youâ€™ve ever dealt with. If you call or e-mail asking for my reserve or â€œwhat is my bottom lineâ€ I will be looking for ways to politely end the conversation. Until you are ready to actually make an offer, I will happily quote you a liberal suggested retail price â€“ a number we both know will not buy the car so, donâ€™t waste your time, or mine. I am after all, a â€œused car dealer.â€â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹â€‹
Viva Las Vegas Autos Terms of Sales . . .
This vehicle is safely stored in our beautiful climate controlled showroom in Boulder City, Nevada. We are just 25 minutes from Las Vegas International Airport (McCarran) and welcome the opportunity to meet the winning bidder there and drive them to our facility for vehicle delivery. We have years of experience with vehicle shipping, nationwide and across the globe. We stand ready to help with whatever arrangements are necessary at the buyers request and expense. This vehicle will not be delivered or released for shipment until complete payment is received and all funds have cleared.
Third party, pre-purchase vehicle inspections are welcome BEFORE the auction ends. We are happy to answer questions about this vehicle and resolve any concerns you may have BEFORE YOU BID and BEFORE THE AUCTION ENDS . . . THEREARE NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are in the Las Vegas area, we invite you to stop by for a demonstration.
A$1000 non-refundable partial payment must be received 24 hours from the end of this auction . NO Exceptions!We prefer bank to bank wire transfers for all funds including deposits but we may accept credit cards or PayPal if necessary.
Full payment must be received within four (3) business days of the end of auction. Cashiers-check, direct deposit or cash in person are acceptable but BANK to BANK WIRE TRANSFER IS PREFERRED for US winners and required for all winning bidders outside the United States. Loan checks can be accepted only after prior approval from the owner, Doug Williams. M/Os will NEVER be accepted. CHECKS in ANY FORM MUST BE CLEARED as CASHABLE FUNDS before delivery of any item.
Free and clear title is in seller's possession and will be transferred upon payment in full and accepted delivery of the automobile. By Nevada State Law, Dealers have up to 30 days to delivery titles due to auction and floorline title housing.
Important: Winning bidders for automobile transactions are not obligated to purchase nor is the seller obligated to sell to any winning bidder according to eBay's policies, see ( pages.ebay.com/help/policies/non-binding-bid.html ). Bidders that win an auction and then do not pay, spoil the integrity of the eBay experience and cause sellers to incur additional costs and losses due to the non-paying bidders negligence and disregard for honest dealings. If you win this auction and we collect your non-refundable deposit via credit card, Paypal or any other means, you agree to waive your right to claim your deposit back with any arbitration to your bank, credit card issuer or PayPal.
If you do not intend to complete this purchase, DO NOT BID.
If your User ID contact information is not up to date on eBay, DO NOT BID until your correct it. We cancel bids when we find contact information invalid.
If you bid just to see what a reserve is then cancel your bid, we will immediately cancel your ability bid on any of our auctions in the future.
We want to have a very positive experience on eBay, just like you do. Don't use eBay as your playground to bid without responsibility or commitment. eBay's auction system promotes irresponsible bidders because there is no accountability whatsoever as there is for sellers. Most bidders never have any real intention to complete any transaction but we do as responsible sellers, so don't play irresponsibly online, we don't.
We will happily do whatever is required to assist a legitimate bidder that intends to purchase the vehicle with their transaction.
This vehicle sold AS-IS, with no warranty. This is not a new vehicle, it is used. A used vehicle will have normal wear and tear congruent to its age and/or mileage. This vehicle may have dings, scratches or other indications of use because it has been used. Terms such as "perfection," "flawless" or "mint" may not be subjective but all other descriptions are.
When you bid, you understand and agree to these terms.
Please call Doug @ 702-353-7500 with ANY questions. Email:Doug@VivaLasVegasAutos.com
Sales tax, Smog and title fees may be applicable to Nevada residents.
A Document Fee of $250.00 will be added to the closing auction price.
An Optional 15 Day Drive Away Permit is available for $18.25.
New eBay bidders with (0) feedback or international bidders must make contact by email or phone at least 2 hours before bidding.
We reserve the right to cancel bids if necessary to protect our clients.
Research for this ad was done with all due diligence toward an accurate presentation of the facts. All information herein represents our sincere effort to be correct. If we have made any obvious errors or provided information later found to be inaccurate, it is still your responsibility to inspect the pictures for verification. Descriptive words like "perfect" or "flawless" are subjective opinions because nothing is perfect; flaws are inevitable. If you question what you see, feel free to inspect our vehicles in person or by a professional inspection service strictly prior to the close of this auction. Post auction inspections are unacceptable and we reserve the right to sell to the follow up bidder immediately.
Viva Las Vegas Autos hires Models to present some of our cars. . . Why?
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Because it's fun and it gets your attention. After all, this is Las Vegas. What more could you expect? Let's be clear, the models pictured with the vehicles are paid for the express purpose of showing off and presenting the vehicles. They are not included with the sale of the vehicles or available to go with them at any point during the presentation online. In other words,
Models Not Included
But included with this sale, the winning bidder that does complete the transaction will receive all digital photographs of the vehicle and the models if they want them.
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A Note forPotential Victims
Please let us know if you see our vehicles under listings of obvious question or if you receive a "Second Chance Offer" with any e-mail other than ours. You can easily recognize the crooks with the stupid low "Buy it Now" price and the direct e-mails off the eBay system. They'll never disclose a telephone number or address either. If they won't talk to you, return a call or can't send you a copy of a title to the vehicle . . .DON'T SEND THEM MONEYor fall for their sneaky e-mails and redirects attempting to get your seller ID and password.
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