About 15 years ago I purchased an 85 SVO that looked like a dilapidated version of this next car for exactly 1/10th of the asking price. Was it a good deal? Sure. But I sold it a few years later for a bit more than I put into it…however, that car hasn’t appreciated to anywhere near the asking price of this thing and I have to assume that is because my car wasn’t a one of 60 examples of the Hertz Rent-A-Racer and I expect that this next car will always be worth more than the basic version. Find this 1985 Ford Mustang SVO offered for $12000 in San Leandro, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
I owned and drove an SVO Mustang a few years ago and it was an interesting car, but too heavy to really enjoy the 4-cylinder turbo under the hood properly. Sure, it made as much horsepower as the V8 version, but it was lacking in torque before the Garrett turbocharger found its breath above 3000 rpm. So it probably would be fun in a classic lightweight 2-seat roadster like this next thing. Find this 1968 Datsun Roadster offered for $17,900 in Springfield, MO via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
This next car was inspired by DT tipper BP who wrote: Aren’t these on the $ way up now? SVO Mustang and included a link to an 86 SVO that was offered for $13,500 on Hemmings, and these two articles on Hemmings and Hagerty talking about the future collectability and current market of the SVO. […]
When the Fox Mustang was released in 1979, Ford enthusiasts were thrilled with the re-emergence of a properly proportioned Mustang with a renewed focus on V8 performance. Few anticipated that a Special Vehicles Team version would appear in 1984 with a turbocharged 4-banger that was (maybe?) faster, certainly more expensive and potentially cooler than the […]
Whenever someone (usually a new acquaintance, typically in an elevator, or other confined space with little escape like a sauna or an any gender restroom, who was trying to hide in his/her phone) asks me what, exactly, is Daily Turismo? I pause, and attempt to articulate that it is a blog masquerading as a media […]
Many years ago Carroll Shelby partnered with Hertz Rent-A-Car to provide Shelby Mustangs for the rental market. The cars were returned to Shelby and he sold them to the public for cheap because nobody wanted an ex-rental car. Today, the Hertz GT350H is a high dollar collectible sought after by Shelby fans and command six […]
With a few exceptions, most American cars from the 1980’s don’t get a ton of love from enthusiasts. The Thunderbird Turbo Coupe won Motor Trend’s car of the year for 1987, but still couldn’t one up the Ford Mustang. The bird’s 2.3 turbo had 190hp vs the SVO’s 205hp and the 5.0 V8 in the […]
When I saw this next car described as a Jaguar XJR SVO, I was certain that I’d found the holy grail of hillbilly engineering — where the timeless style of a Shhhag-u-are meets the performance potential of a boosted 8-valve Pinto engine…but instead all I found was some Jag that was custom ordered with goatskin […]
Ford has produced a LOT of Mustangs. Were talkin’ like 9M+ units since inception in 1964. There’s nothing rare about a Mustang, you see them everywhere, every day. Agreed, there are some models that are more desirable than others, but there are a lot of fakes out there as well. To the average Joe, the […]
Ford introduced the SVO version of their Fox body Mustang as sporty alternative to the average pony car, and it did have Koni adjustable shocks, sporty seats, a lightweight turbocharged engine, and 5-speed gearbox…but, it still used the conventional stick-beam live axle out back…but not this one. Find this 1986 Ford Mustang SVO with Cobra […]