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The 2004 Lincoln Mark X Concept Was a Lincoln Thunderbird

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author photo by Doug DeMuro May 2019

For many years, Ford, Lincoln and Mercury all had versions of the Thunderbird. The Ford model was, of course, the Thunderbird, the Lincoln was called the "Mark," followed by a series of Roman numerals dictating which version we were on, and the Mercury was the Cougar.

That all ended with the most recent Thunderbird, which came out for the 2002 model year. At the time, the Mercury Cougar had already switched to a small, front-wheel-drive coupe, abandoning the Thunderbird underpinnings. And aside from its LS sedan, which rode on the same platform as the Thunderbird, Lincoln didn't come out with a version of the T-Bird for itself. But it could've.

And, indeed, it was clearly considered. The 2004 Lincoln Mark X Concept, which debuted at the 2004 Detroit Auto Show, is very clearly just a 2002-2005 Ford Thunderbird, except Lincoln-ified, with a power retractable hard top and totally new front and rear ends, but the same general shape and proportions. The interior, too, had been updated for the Lincoln brand -- but the hard points were all still there.

Unfortunately for lovers of full-size Lincoln models, it didn't happen: the Thunderbird was a sales dud, and Lincoln didn't bother doing its own version -- though the Mark X Concept was a clear indication that it was considered. Of course, the Mark X shared the T-Bird's engine, its wheelbase, and its rear-wheel drive architecture and drivetrain -- but it never managed to make it out of the concept car realm. Find a Lincoln for sale

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