Saturday 26th December 1992
The Lincoln Continental Mark VIII, a grand touring luxury coupe that was marketed and sold by Lincoln from 1993 to 1998, was introduced. The successor of the Lincoln Continental Mark VII, the Mark VIII again shared underpinnings with the Ford Thunderbird and Mercury Cougar. In the late 1990s, the personal-luxury coupe segment saw a major decline in sales. Following the 1998 model year, the Mark VIII was discontinued without any replacement; its role in the Lincoln model line was largely filled by the V8-powered version of the Lincoln LS (a model that largely replaced the Lincoln Continental after 2002). As of the 2016 model year, the Mark VIII remains the last model of the Lincoln Mark series. As with the Lincoln Town Car and Continental, all examples of the Lincoln Mark VIII were assembled at the Wixom Assembly Plant in Wixom, Michigan, US.