Show Me The Money: 1991 Ford Taurus SHO

DT’s rule number 772: The original is always the best. Yup, sounds right, but let’s check; Terminator 1984 — yup. Star Wars — no contest. True Grit — John Wayne rules. Aladdin 1992 > 2019. Death Race 2000 1975>2008. The Italian Job 1969>2003. Ladykillers 1955 > 2004. Gone in 60 Seconds 1974 > 2000. Do I need to continue explaining this? Let’s move to cars. The original Mustang is still the best Mustang. The original Camaro — same. Finally we get to today’s feature subject which is a first generation Ford Taurus SHO (1986-1991) which was the original and the best of the SHO Taurii. Find this 1991 Ford Taurus SHO offered for $7250 in Los Molinos, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1991 ford taurus sho
condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 147328
paint color: red
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan

I am the second owner of this beautifully cared for performance machine. I injured my back, so using the clutch is problematic. I have all service records for this vehicle. This has a high output 6 cylinder Yamaha motor, with a 5 speed manual transmission (incl. overdrive), power seats and air conditioning. New clutch 2 yrs ago. Timing belt and water pump at 145K miles. All front &and and rear suspension have been redone. Tires have about 1000 miles. Car was professionally repainted 2 years ago with the original 2-stage red metallic. It has the SHO Plus model fiberglass hood (for weight reduction). This car has the 235 hp Yamaha motor. It has power, torque, speed and comfort. The rear speakers have a short which the original owner began to work on, but I have not tackled it. I do have on original replacement radio that comes with the car. I also have new weatherstripping for the front doors – not needed yet, but included, I DON’T NEED HELP SELLING AND WILL REACT WITH VITRIOL TO SCAMMERS, SO DON’T BOTHER.

See a better way to drive a SHO?