1991 Ford Taurus SHO, 5-speed, 63k original miles, rust-free, bone stock, extras

Price: - Item location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Taurus
  • SubModel: SHO
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: SHO Sedan 4-Door
  • Year: 1991
  • Mileage: 63,040
  • VIN: 1FACP54Y3MA187973
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 3.0L 2986CC 182Cu. In. V6 GAS DOHC Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1991 Ford Taurus SHO Sedan 4-Door

I have for auction my 1991 Ford Taurus SHO sedan. It has 64,040 original miles on it.
The previous owner of this car had owned six additional SHO's prior to this one, beginning back in '89. He thoroughly loved these cars. He had planned to do a number of upgrades performance-wise to this one, which he said was the best of the bunch that he had owned. But he retired and found that the time he would spend with the car would better be spent with family and other interests.This would be his "LastSHO". He sold it to me last year. I figured I would take if from there and do likewise. I still have all the goodies that he gave me with the car. I never made any changes to it. It is completely bone-stock, with the exception of the K&N breather element. I have driven it probably six times since I purchased it, and each time I get a pretty good thrill out of it. Problem is my hip cannot handle the clutch and shifting like I could when I was younger.......ever since I hit that "retired" age... I can have a bit of fun for a period or so and then the pain sets in and I'm done....no more shifting. I probably haven't put 200 miles on this car since last year. I wish I could but I don't want an early trip to the Dr.'s office for any surgery.... Now the car just sits more than it's driven....and I don't want this car to end up a "Barn find" ten to twenty years from now when I cannot even lift my leg to get in the car....
The car handles and drives just perfect. It's very quick thru the gears, with no rattles, or shakes, or shimmies of any kind...nothing. It's very tight thru-out. The driveline is solid with no weaknesses. Clutch and all gears are flawless. Brakes....stops on a dime with no pull or otherwise. I've had it up over 100 (in fact up to 90 in just 3rd gear) and it can take all you have to give it. It is a very well-built automobile. These SHO models are not your normal handling/driving Taurus cars. The 4-wheel disc brakes and 4-wheel independent suspension make for a very aggressive and solid handling ride indeed. Ford made an impressive car with this one. I wouldn't mind having a new one.....maybe an automatic....maybe with paddle shifters (are they on the new ones?) That would be a lot of fun. I still like to think I'm young... and up to the challenge.... now about my hip Doc......
THE GOOD:
64,040 Original miles (Arizona "Box A" original miles title)
SHO (Super High Output) 3.0 liter V-6 with 5-speed manual transmission.
4-wheel disk brakes w/ ABS
4-wheel independent suspension
"Preferred Equipment Package" (both front seats are power 6-way adjustable)
"Optional" JBL Audio System (speakers are JBL, stereo has been upgraded to Alpine with CD, USB, hands-free phone connect, etc.)
"Optional" Moonroof
Keyless Entry/Security System
Goodyear tires with very low miles on them
Original books and manuals, etc.
Extremely clean throughout.... especially for any car this age.
Current tags and registration in my name.
Very reasonable "RESERVE"..
All the goodies that come with the car......(check the list below!!!!)
EXTRAS: (the goodies)
State Highway Patrol front vented grill panel (on the car now...did you notice it?) these are a bit difficult to find.... the original one is also included (notice it in the picture with the "goodies")
Original front plate mount (not required in Arizona) You might need it where you live so it is also included with the car
NEW: Brake rotors (2 front; 2 back)
NEW: Brake pads
NEW: O2 sensors (2)
NEW: Plug wires NOTE: these items are not needed on the car at this time. These are just extras purchased along the way.... NEW: Spark plugs
NEW: Gas door cable (is needed at this time....see "issues" below)
NEW: Gaskets ( I believe they are the valve cover gaskets)
NEW: K&N air filter recharger
NEW: Fan belt
NEW: Windshield wiper arm (in the wrapper)
NEW: Door striker kits (2)
NEW: Trunk lock w/keys
NOT NEW but useful:
Used manifolds and intake runners(in custom colors), Repair manuals, Ford Certified Dealership service manuals (very useful andhard to obtain), etc.
Original carpet mats (complete set in nice shape)
Used windshield wiper motor
Used Air Flow Meter
Used power steering pumps (2)
Used Monroe Sensa-trak struts..... the replacements are already on the car.
ALSO: a Taurus SHO 1/25 scale model in the original unopenedbox.
KNOWN ISSUES:
The power antennae mast is broken. It still gets a signal and the radio works but you cannot extend the mast
There are cracks on the top of the dash from the Arizona sun. A new DashMat has been installed and it looks just fine.
The moonroof has been sealed with clear silicone. It was that way when I purchased the car. Had a leak in the seal somewhere I was informed. I've never messed with it.
The gas-fill access door has a broken cable. A new one is included with the sale in the "goodies" department.
The original steering wheelwrap is showing wear.
A few imperfections on the headliner, not falling down ...just cosmetic.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Winning bidder shall pay a Deposit of $1,000. due and payable within72 hours, beginning at the "close of auction".Balancedue and payablewithin seven (7) days, beginning at the "close of auction". No other terms will be acceptable unless I personally approve of them, per any conversation, onlywith the winning bidder. I do report Non-Payers to the fullest extent allowable via eBay's procedural policies. Do not bid if you do not have the funds available as per the terms of this auction. Thank-you in advance for your understanding and co-operation in this matter.
SHIPPING/HANDLING:
I can assist in the procurement of Bonded/ Insured, competent shippers should you need help with any such logistics. I can also be available to see to it that your vehicle is cared for properly when loaded on any transport at my property.
THANK-YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME AND INTEREST IN MY AUCTION. MAY YOU BE BLESSED WITH THE THINGS YOU DESIRE MOST.