1998 LINCOLN MARK VIII BUILD

Total of 1998 Mark VIIIís built:

Number of cars built

Model

Percentage

5,605

Base Models

39%

8,752

LSC Models

61%

 14,357

Total

100%

Included in the 5,605 Base Models, was option code 54K - the "Spring Feature Car," prepared for the 1998 Spring Selling Season. It was done in exterior color code BH - which was a "pull-ahead" color that would make its dťbut on the 1999 Lincoln Continental, where it would be a Continental "Exclusive" paint, not shared with any other 1999 Lincoln vehicle. The color was called "Medium Gold Metallic". In addition, this Spring Feature Car wore the Gold Nameplates that would show up on the Collector's Edition very shortly. The "32valve in-tech V8" rear tail lamp nomenclature was done in gold, as was the "LINCOLN, nameplate on the right side of the tail lamp. (Since it was based upon a Base Model, there was no LSC badge.) The Lincoln Star in the grille center was also trimmed in gold. Some of these cars, when equipped with the optional chromed OctaStar wheels had special gold Lincoln Star wheel centers, similar to that on the Collector's Editions where it is in black plastic. About 11 of the 117 Feature Cars had this.

Included in the 8,752 LSC Models, were 1,280 'Collector's Editions'

The Collector's-Edition was code 54L.

The Spring Feature Car was introduced in late February. The Collector's-Edition was introduced on April 2nd... both were made in calendar year 1998.

Collector's-Edition Exterior Build:

Number made

Color

Percent

564

Cordovan Metallic - Code FZ

44%

716

White-Pearlescent - Code WF

56%

1,280

Total

100%

Collector's-Edition Interior Build:

Number made

Color

Percent

641

Light & Medium Prairie Tan-code CZ

50%

639

Light & Dark Graphite Grey-code C3

50%

1,280

Total

100%

 

How the Collector's-Editions were built:

Number

Color of interior into exterior paint car

Percent

282

Light & Medium Prairie Tan went into Cordovan Cars

22%

359

Light & Medium Prairie Tan went into White-Pearl Cars

28%

282

Light & Dark Graphite Grey went into Cordovan Cars

22%

357

Light & Dark Graphite Grey went into White-Pearl Cars

28%

 

Total

100%

Option Installation on Collector's-Edition Cars:

Code

Item

# of units of 1280 total with this item

442

California Emissions

31

428

Hi Altitude Emissions

1

516

Voice Activated Portable/Integral Cellular Phone

382

467

Heated Front Seats

510

585

Single Slot In-Dash Compact Disc Player

260

586

In-Dash cassette player, in lieu of code 585.

1020

919

Remote Control Trunk Mounted Compact Disc AutoChanger

763

 

In-Dash Cassette Player, with no C.D. on board

257

13B

Power Glass MoonRoof

673

175

HomeLink Garage Door Opener

565

41H

Engine Block Immersion Heater

4

18C

Cargo Convenience Net - Envelope Style

57

Option Installation on ALL other 1998 Mark VIIIís:

Code

Item

# of units of 13,077 total with this item

442

California Emissions

318

428

Hi Altitude Emission

10

515

Voice Activated Portable/integral cellular Phone

3900

467

Heated Front Seats

5206

585

Single Slot, In-Dash Compact Disc Player

2655

586

In-Dash Cassette Player, in lieu of code 585

10420

919

Remote Control Trunk Mounted Compact Disc AutoChanger

7798

 

In-Dash Cassette Player, with no C.D. on board

2622

13B

Power Glass MoonRoof

6881

175

HomeLink Garage Door Opener

5772

41H

Engine Block Immersion Heater

41

18C

Cargo Convenience Net - Envelope Style

521

NOTE: The 13,077 regular models plus the 1,280 Collectorís Editions equals the total production run of 14,357 1998 Mark VIII vehicles

Wheels:

Wheel Type

Number equipped

 

Standard Lacy spoke on Base model

1,828

N.A. on Spring Feature-Vehicle

No Charge Cast Aluminum Directional on Base model

3,248

 

Standard Chromed Directional on LSC Model

7,402

 

No charge Chromed OctaStar on LSC Model

1,350

N.A. on Collector's Edition

Optional ($845.00) Chromed OctaStar on Base Model

529

 

Total

14,357

 

 

Exterior Color Usage:

CODE

COLOR

BASE

LSC

TOTAL

PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL

BH

Medium Gold Metallic

117

N/A

117

0.8%

PZ

Medium Charcoal-Green Met.

438

684

1,122

7.8%

HA

Ivory Pearlescent

858

1,139

2,197

15.3%

JB

Bright Toreador Red Met.

785

1,225

2,010

14.0%

TS

Silver-Frost Metallic

551

860

1,411

9.8%

TB

Midnight Grey Metallic

191

297

488

3.4%

UA

Black

1,320

2,061

3,381

23.6%

FZ

Cordovan Metallic (Collector's)

 

N/A

564

564

3.9%

WF

White-Pearlescent

1,345

1,006

2,351

16.4%

WF

White-Pearlescent (Collector's)

N/A

716

716

5.0%

 

Totals

5,605

8,752

14,357

100.0%

Interior Color Usage:

CODE

COLOR

BASE

LSC

TOTAL

PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL

ZW/DW

Midnight Black

782

2,047

2,829

19.7%

D2/Z2

Light Graphite Grey

2,171

2,473

4,644

32.3%

DY/ZY

Light Prairie Tan

1,593

1,936

3,529

24.6%

DQ/ZQ

Ivory

1,059

1,016

2,075

14.5%

CZ

Collector's Two Tone Prairie Tan

N/A

641

641

4.5%

C3

Collector's Two Tone Graphite Grey

N/A

639

639

4.5%

 

Totals

5,605

8,752

14,357

100.0%

DW/D2/DY & DQ are the codes for an LSC while ZW/Z2/ZY & ZQ are the codes for a Base Model.

All Collector's Editions are based upon an LSC Model.

The Spring Feature Car was available with ZW, ZY or ZQ Interiors. No numerical breakdown was performed, due to early termination of this package. Using the above percentages as a 'guide' -- it is probable that of the 117 made, some 39 had the Midnight Black Interior, 49 probably were made with the Light Prairie Tan Interior, while 29 got the Ivory. You might call this a good educated statistically correct guess!

 

WEEK-BY-WEEK PRODUCTION OF 1998 MARK VIII for year 1997:

Week

Number of cars built

July 21 - July 26

421

July 28 - August 2

449

August 4 - August 9

402

August 11 - August 16

0

August 18 - August 23

.443

August 25 - August 30

437

September 1 - September 6

348

September 8 - September 13

427

September 15 - September 20

423

September 22 - September 27

427

September 29 - October 4

432

October 6 - October 11

417

October 13 - October 18

422

October 20 - October 25

424

October 27 - November 1

426

November 3 - November 8

426

November 10 - November 15

420

November 17 - November 22

0

November 24 - November 29

248

December 1 - December 6

427

December 8 - December 13

431

December 15 - December 20

425

December 22 - December 27

97

Total 1998 Mark VIIIís built in 1997

8,372

 

 

WEEK-BY-WEEK PRODUCTION OF 1998 MARK VIII for year 1998:

Week

Number of cars built

 

January 5- January 10

0

 

January 12- January 17

429

 

January 19- January 24

331

 

January 26- January 31

0

 

February 2- February 7

0

 

February 9- February 14

429

Among these 858 cars the 117

February 16- February 21

429

Spring Feature cars were made

February 23- February 28

0

 

March 2- March 7

0

 

March 9- March 14

381

 

March 16- March 21

425

 

March 23- March 28

0

 

March 30- April 4

0

 

April 6- April 11

341

 

April 13- April 18

342

 

April 20- April 25

398

 

April 27- May 2

0

 

May 4 - May 9

0

 

May 11 - May 16

220

 

May 18 - May 23

317

 

May 25 - May 30

221

 

June 1 - June 6

442

 

Total 1998 MARK VIIIís built in 1998, Excluding Collector's-Edition

4,705

 

 

 

 

On June 5th was the final regular Mark VIII was built. All the final cars were Collectorís Editions.

WEEK-BY-WEEK PRODUCTION OF 1998 MARK VIII Collectorís Edition in 1998:

Week

Number of cars built

June 8-June 13

455

June 15 June 20

455

June 22 -June 27

370

 

Day-By-Day Collector's Edition Build:

Week

Number of cars built

June 8 through June 12 (Monday through Friday) they built 91 per day.

455

June 15 through June 20 (Monday through Friday) they built 91 per day.

455

June 22 through June 25 (Monday through Thursday) they built 90 per day

360

On the Final Day of June 26 they built 10

10

Total Collector's-Editions

1,280

Club member, Sandy Blockís car was built on June 26th, the final day. It is # 1,277. They built 3 units after it, all of which went to Lincoln Executives. His was the last one shipped out to a dealer....

The final 10 units were built with every possible factory option, except for the Engine Block Heater (which Sandyís car has) and the California or Hi Altitude Emissions, as they did not go there. The 10 units had options: 516/467/586/919/13B/175 & 18C. 5 cars were White Pearlescent & 5 were Cordovan. No listing as to which interiors went into which cars.

There are 14 Collectorís Editions in our club:

Tom Harper #16

James Parry #240

Jim Womack #342

John Rutenberg #369

Jeff Tix #651

Jim Womack #793

George P. Labonte #809

Larry Knudsen #819

Verne J. Valentine #899

Gerald Ostrom #994

Alexander Sosiak #1144

Gregg North #1174

Nicholas DeSpirito #1248

Sandy Block #1277

Club member, Sandy Block, compiled and wrote up the information on this page. Ford Motor Company was generous enough to give him this information. Page edited by Alexander Sosiak.

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