The original iteration (1989-1991 & 1992-1995) Ford Taurus SHO (Super High Output) was a love letter from the engineers at Ford’s Special Vehicle Team to everyone who wanted to have fun in a sedan. It had a screaming Yamaha V6, a 5-speed manual gearbox, and Conan O’Brien’s seal of approval. In 1996 Ford introduced a V8 SHO that had more O in the SHO, but it lacked the S…because it was only available with a slushbox auto and buyers went elsewhere after 1999. A few years later (in 2010) Ford introduced a new version of the SHO that had a whopping 365 horsepower from a twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost engine and all-wheel-drive…but a 6-speed slushbox auto. Find this 2011 Ford Taurus SHO offered for $9995 or best offer in Cherry Hill, NJ via eBay.
I’m not an expert on the 4th gen D3-platform SHO, but I will say that I drove one as a company loaner/beater when they were new. Despite the marketing, it was not a rocket-ship like an E-class AMG, but if you weren’t paying attention you could find yourself in triple digit speeds and hardly notice. The all-wheel-drive lets it squat off the line and it’ll hit 60mph in 5.2 seconds despite the 4400 curb weight (put this thing on weight watchers…please!!). It isn’t an apex carver or something you’d want to take to a trackday, but it does a great impression of what Lincoln claims to build — fast and fun sedans that offer a soothing driving experience at the expense of…well..expense. Don’t expect to get gas mileage above the teens unless you have a really light foot.
From the seller:
LOOKING FOR THAT SHARP ‘SHO’ MODEL TAURUS THAT IS LOADED WITH EXTRAS? WELL CHECK THIS ONE OUT! GREAT COLOR COMBINATION FEATURING A SMOOTH WHITE COLOR EXTERIOR WITH FACTORY ALLOY RIMS COMPLIMENTED BY A BEAUTIFUL TWO-TONED LEATHER INTERIOR LEATHER INTERIOR WHICH GIVES THIS SEDAN A HUGE LOOK. POWERED BY A 3.5L V6 CYLINDER ENGINE WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD), A DRIVETRAIN THAT IS AS DEPENDABLE AS IT IS POWERFUL. LOTS OF GREAT FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDING; ‘SHO’ PACKAGE, AWD (ALL WHEEL DRIVE), LEATHER INTERIOR, FACTORY ALLOY RIMS, PREMIUM FACTORY SOUND SYSTEM WITH NAVIGATION, TILT STEERING, CRUISE CONTROL, POWER MOONROOF, POWER WINDOWS, POWER LOCKS, POWER MIRRORS, ANTI LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS), DRIVER, PASSENGER AND SIDE IMPACT AIRBAG RESTRAINTS, AND MORE. EXTERIOR IS IN GREAT SHAPE SHOWING NO BODY DAMAGE. PAINT MAINTAINS A NICE LUSTER SHOWING NORMAL SIGNS OF ROADWEAR (SEE PICS). INTERIOR IS IN VERY NICE SHAPE SHOWING NORMAL SIGNS OF WEAR. DASHBOARD IS IN ITS ORIGINAL SHAPE. MECHANICALLY, THIS TAURUS IS IN STRONG RUNNING CONDITION SHOWING NO NOTICEABLE ISSUES. BEST OF ALL, THIS TAURUS IS BEING OFFERED TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, WITHOUT RESERVE! BID TO BUY OR BUY NOW AT $ 9800!
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||1FAHP2KT8BG140198||Mileage:||157476|
|Number of Cylinders:||6||Sub Model:||‘SHO’ / AWD / V6|
|Transmission:||Automatic||Trim:||‘SHO’ / AWD / V6|
|Doors:||4||For Sale By:||Dealer|
|Options:||Sunroof, Leather, Compact Disc||Safety Features:||Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Side Airbag|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Power Options:||Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows|
|Vehicle Title:||Clean||Fuel Type:||Gasoline|
|Exterior Color:||White||Engine Description:||3.5L V6 CYLINDER|
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