1987 Lincoln Mark VII LSC

At $25,540, the Lincoln Mark VII LSC ranks fifth among the most-expensive American cars of 1987. 

For auto enthusiasts, 1987 will always be remembered as the year that Chrysler purchased AMC. But it was also the year that Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted, and the fantasy video game The Legend of Zelda was released.

Economically, 1987 was an interesting year. Average personal income crossed the $25,000 line nationally, and the average value of a house came very close to $100,000.

Here we present five cars that fall somewhere between those two benchmark numbers in terms of base price. For affluent shoppers of American rides, these were the cars that were probably on your test-drive list.

It’s worth noting that every vehicle on this list is powered by a fuel-injected V8 engine, and two (the Cadillacs) are front-wheel drive.

If you’ve spent time with any of the rides on this list, tell us about it.

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Cadillac Allanté: $55,200

1987 Cadillac Allante

1987 Cadillac Allanté

Leather seating: Standard

Most-expensive option: Dealer-installed cellular telephone (price varied)

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Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special: $35,350

1987 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty special

1987 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special

Leather seating: $525

Most-expensive option: Cellular telephone ($2850)

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Chevrolet Corvette Roadster: $33,647

1987 Corvette Roadster

1987 Corvette Roadster

Leather seating: $400

Most-expensive option: Leather Sport Seats ($1025)

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Lincoln Town Car Cartier Edition: $27,815

1987 Lincoln Town Car Cartier Edition

1987 Lincoln Town Car Cartier Edition

Leather seating: $469

Most-expensive option: Power glass moonroof ($1319)

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Lincoln Mark VII LSC

1987 Lincoln Mark VII LSC

1987 Lincoln Mark VII LSC

Leather seating: $560

Most-expensive option: Power glass moonroof ($1319)

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