Real American Hero: 1998 Ford Contour SVT

The US market Ford Contour was marketed by the folks at Ford’s PR department as a re-purposed European Ford Mondeo, but in truth it only shared a few pieces including the windshield, windows, side mirrors and door handles. Everything else was standard parts bin junk left over from the Tempo or borrowed from the Taurus or Escort. That didn’t stop Ford from making an interesting SVT version that put a 200 horsepower Duratec V6 mated to a 5-speed manual box up front. Think of it like a 17/18ths scale Taurus SHO with a thin verneer of Europeanism. But they are cheap, so I’m in. Find this 1998 Ford Contour SVT offered for $6000 in Dublin, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1998 Ford Contour SVT
condition: good
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 134000
paint color: silver
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
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1998 Ford Contour SVT, Created by Ford’s Special Vehicle Team, Duratec V6 designed by Ford & Porche. Fully outfitted with leather interior, silver exterior, optioned electric sunroof, AC, PS, 4wheel disc brakes, dual exhaust, 5 speed manual trans, low miles on tires. Fun car that drives, performs and handles well. Vehicle is pretty much completely stock other than an upgraded stereo system. Adult owned.

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