Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby finsrin » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:59 pm

Finally got to reading this thread. Enjoying the story.
You are doing "the right stuff" on Mark V.
Having just bought my second Lincoln, I am getting Lincoln fever.
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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby Perry Bush » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:52 pm

A few more pictures, wrapping up the engine bay, then ready for the show!

I have an appointment for Monday to get the R-12 back into the A/C system, I'll get the cruise control working (new issue), and that's where I'll call her done (nothing left!).

For sale at $15,500. I'll put more of an advertising-type post in the For Sale forum.

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All accessories reinstalled
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Bottom of the radiator, straight out of the car - nice!
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Original bottom bumpers still pliable and in shape
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Cleaned up and painted the support, and the radiator
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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby Creamy7Nine » Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:46 pm

Way to make that trailer look small!
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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby Perry Bush » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:56 pm

HA! Yeah - that's a result of how I need to load the cars, toward the rear. Plenty of room up front but then too much tongue weight for my tow vehicle. I've experimented a lot and this is the sweet spot... Also makes it really easy to get underneath the rear end for any work or clean-up.

Thanks for the chuckle..
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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby Steve K » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:39 pm

Perry, you are just an all around amazing guy! Thanks for sharing all of this. Vanessa is gorgeous. I gotta join those in favor of a stripe though :D I never thought she would look good without the vinyl top, but now I think they all would look better without.
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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby MMM » Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:51 pm

I usually don't care for Forged wheels on a Mark V, but they look great on your car. That's a beauty. Hope Vanessa goes to a good home. Good luck, Perry.
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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby MarkVMan » Sat May 23, 2015 7:20 am

I saw the Mark V on Ebay, and Most Importantly I Read your Story, However, you didn't really Finish it, so a few Questions Before I Bid:

1. How is the Driveability?
2. Did you Fix the Cruise..Important...?
3. Does the Air Blow 100% Cold?
3. This IS a 460 I Assume? How is the Power now with the Duals?

Thanks!! And REALLY Nice Mark!!!!
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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby Perry Bush » Sat May 23, 2015 8:32 pm

Hello - thanks for interest.

There are zero driveability concerns. Feels like new.

Yes, cruise is fixed, works 100%

A/C is uncomfortably cold, on the original R-12 system, no issues.

Yes, 460 runs terrific, and now sounds nice too.

Many more pictures and details are available by contacting me directly at 920-205-1295 or [email protected]

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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby WhiteLightning » Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:30 pm

Just wish it was another color.
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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby Perry Bush » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:30 am

SOLD
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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby cgrocen » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:43 pm

:dance:

Congrats Perry. Now on to more projects!

Cheers,

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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby Perry Bush » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:49 pm

She's back! I stayed in touch loosely with the couple that purchased Vanessa five years ago, and was contacted a couple months ago to let me know that life had changed and their Lincolns were for sale. I didn't have the cash to make a decent offer and it was decided that Vanessa and the 1940 Cabriolet would go to auction. Over the past couple months I've sold off a good chunk of the 20+ year collection of parts including a couple real gems I thought I'd never let go. But life does indeed change.
The auction was Saturday, June 20, and I was the winner. That's exactly how it feels :) I'm thrilled to have her back. It's exactly the same car I let go in 2015 having covered less than 100 miles since. Welcome home Vanessa!!
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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby action » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:20 pm

Wow.

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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby rick » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:24 pm

Double Wow

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Re: Vanessa's Makeover - '77 Mark V

Postby Perry Bush » Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:50 pm

Got other things that need doing, and all I've done with this car is drive from storage to storage (heated for winter). It's exactly the same car featured here. The radio is flaking out, I'm including an NOS Quadrasonic AM/FM with 8 track, a proper factory upgrade for 77. Some flaws in the leather I'm considering going after, cheaper if I don't. [email protected] or 920-205-1295 for more. Asking $23,000.
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