500kms, Not Bad: 1995 Ford Taurus SHO

The second generation Ford Taurus (1992-1995) wasn’t much of an enthusiasts car, at least until you consider the bundle-of-snakes manifold equipped Super High Output version that carried over from the previous generation. Ford pushed a surprising level of performance into their family sedan with a Yamaha built V6 and a 5-speed manual gearbox. Sixty miles per hour was hit in about 6.6 seconds and top speed as in excess of 140 mph, these were numbers that were reserved for real sports cars back in the early 1990s. Find this 1995 Ford Taurus SHO offered for $3,500 CAD ($2750 USD) in Edmonton, AB, Canada via kijiji.net. Tip from Erik202.

From the seller:

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Condition Used
Year 1995
Make Ford
Model Taurus
Trim SHO
Colour Red
Body Type Sedan
No. of Doors 4
No. of Seats 5
Drivetrain Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Transmission Manual
Fuel Type Gasoline
Kilometers 502,000
Includes Sunroof Alloy wheels

The SHO needs no explanation to an enthusiast. This is my miracle car. I have been driving it since I learned to drive standard in 2001 then used it as my daily driver till 2009 when I bought a Toyota FJ. The SHO remained parked except for the odd glory rip until this summer when my Dad and I put some work into it so I could enjoy it a little more often. It has new front tires and runs perfectly. Some functions of the vehicle need work (ie. A/C does not really blow cold and the windshield wipers only partially engage. I think this is a simple solder issue on a computer unit located under the steering wheel that I have not yet gotten to). Both the exterior and interior are in really nice shape. This is truly a remarkable vehicle– even after 500000km it looks, sounds, and feels so good.

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