Price: US $12,995.00 Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • SubModel: SVO
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: SVO Hatchback 2-Door
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 93,243
  • VIN: 1FABP28T0FF149776
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 2.3L EFI Turbo I4
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air conditioning, Power locks, Power windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1985 Ford Mustang SVO

In the 80s, he fate of the V8 was very much in jeopardy, ut Ford was hedging their bets with the wonderfully potent SVO Mustang. This 1985 example is one of only 1515 built that year, nd brought a potent turbocharged engine, -wheel disc brakes, nd a very unique look, aking it a fast, un, nd rare pony car.This nasty little SVO wears a recent (2008) coat of silver paint, nd as the car's original color and having seen 1980s Ford paint, t looks vastly better than it would have new. The shape is familiar to any Mustang fan, ut thanks to a special nose with flush-fitting headlights, he offset hood scoop that feeds the top-mounted intercooler, nd that oh-so-80s biplane rear spoiler, he SVO has a totally unique look. And while a lot of V8 Mustangs were abused and beaten at the track, t seems that the more sophisticated SVO and its European-inspired personality was treated differently. Keeping it subtle, he only badges on the car are the Ford emblems fore and aft, lus the tiny SVO insignias on the front fenders where the ubiquitous 5.0 usually lives. You might get a few double-takes on the street, ut for Mustang guys who know what this is, t's going to be a very exciting find.Inside, he SVO was equipped much like its GT brothers, ith body-hugging Recaro buckets that do a great job of holding you in place during spirited driving. They're original and in good condition, ut show the usual signs of use and time now that this car is nearly 28 years old. The gauges are all fully functional, ncluding the console-mounted information center. The only notable alteration from factory spec is the modern AM/FM/CD stereo which sounds a lot better than the original Ford cassette deck anyway. A leather-wrapped wheel and matching shifter knob were part of the SVO's special equipment, nd things like A/C, ower windows and locks, nd a folding rear seat were standard equipment. Door panels and carpets are in great shape, ven in the hatch area, nd of note, his car has neither T-tops nor a sunroof, aking it feel tight and solid, ven today.It would be a very big mistake to under-estimate the potent 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, hich in stock trim put out almost as much horsepower as the mighty 5.0 V8 in 1985. The motor is typically a bulletproof little powerhouse, nd this one runs superbly with no issues that would suggest that it's been abused or raced. There's plenty of evidence of conscientious maintenance and it's pretty clean, howing only light age-related soiling. Linked to a slick-shifting T5 5-speed manual, t loves to dance and revs are your friend, o the 3.73 gears on a Trac-Lock limited slip are a great choice. Koni shocks were also standard equipment, nd if you've ever been near a track, ou know they're the tool of choice for keeping the tires connected to the pavement. And the SVO carries 4-wheel discs and 5-lug hubs, hich, or some reason, ever trickled down to the rest of the lineup. Unique 16-inch SVO wheels were part of the Euro look and these wear recent 225/50/16 Goodyear radials.Future collectable and still a blast to drive, his SVO shows you one path to Ford's turbocharged future that is still very much relevant today. Call now!