Short Wheel Base (SWB) Lincoln Mark VIII
"Shortened eight (8) inches"
As a kid growing up on a farm, If it broke, we fixed it. That's how I got started working on cars. I was 12 years old pulling home a '65 Mustang with a Farmall tractor. My brothers and I completely tore it apart, did body work, changed it from a 6-cyl to a V-8 and V-8 suspension, and changed out the interior. We then had a local body shop spray it for $45. It looked great. We later sold it on Superbowl Sunday of 1977 and made money! I knew then what I was going to have a career fixing cars.
Twenty-Seven years later, I have my own business, Auto Kraft Body and Paint. I now have eight employees, 55 magazine articles and features, helped build a fake Shelby for Sean Penn (Movie: Indian Runner), thousands of collision and general body repairs, dozens and dozens of classic & vintage restorations, and showcars, many racecars, 5 SWB Thunderbird Super Coupes, one chopped top Mustang GT, and Now, a SWB Lincoln Mark VIII !
So, for the most part, I like taking vehicles that are down on there luck (so to speak) due to collision damage or old age and years of abuse, and rebuild/restore into something unusual or as pretty as new or better. Kind of a Cinderella story for the vehicles. So. as you can see, this Mark VIII would have been destined for the crusher and now it it is a one-of-a-kind vehicle that will reveive attention where ever it goes and spark conversations. What better life could a car want?.
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