Posts Tagged ‘taurus’

Rare Color – Mocha Frost 1991 Ford Taurus SHO

June 9, 2014

After tantalizing you all with the gorgeous intake of that second-generation Taurus SHO last week, we’ve got another one to share. SHOs are already fairly rare cars, but with a bit of poking around, you can find out there were other colors than silver, red and white, and one of those was Mocha Frost (clearly someone was craving a cool, caffeinated drink on a hot day). Beyond that, a limited amount of Tauruses (Tauri? No doubt the vast Ford Taurus enthusiast base will provide an opinion or two) were available with the Plus package tacked on to their SHOs, which included things like a plastic hood with bulge, rear spoiler, and more. However, there were no performance enhancements, so Plus package or no, you still get that sweet V6. Check out this 1991 Ford Taurus SHO Plus for sale for $3500 in Milpitas, CA.

1991 Ford Taurus SHO left rear


High Mile Hot Rod – 1994 Ford Taurus SHO

June 6, 2014

Mostly, 20-year-old performance sedans with high miles are something of which to be afraid – they’re near or beyond the end of their designed lifespans, all the luxury bits are failing and expensive to replace, and the engines are ready for a rebuild. As with all rules, though, there are some exceptions, both for cars known for their longevity, as well as for cars that have been fanatically maintained by enthusiasts with little regard to cost. Sometimes, checking the compression and making sure the critical systems are in working order will tell you more than the odometer ever could. Check out this 1994 Ford Taurus SHO, for sale for C$2800 ($2560 today) in Langley, BC.

1994 Ford Taurus SHO right front


1980s Heros – 1983 Volvo 244 Turbo and 1989 Ford Taurus SHO

February 10, 2014

What with all the emissions laws sucking the power (and filth, if you’re honest) out of our cars in the 1970s, manufacturers started finding ways to put actual performance and driving excitement back into cars after the initial blow. So you got cars like the Saab 99 Turbo, Fiat Spider Turbo, and the BMW 325i (six cylinders in a small sedan? what?) as turbochargers, fuel injection, and efficient catalytic converters made up for the Clean Air Act casualties. Somewhat later to the game, but absolutely credible as a 1980s icon, was the Volvo 244 Turbo. Unfortunately, many of the turbos have disappeared off the road, but you can still find this relatively low-mile 1983 Volvo 244 Turbo for sale for $3400 in Portland, OR.

1983 Volvo 244 Turbo left side