1986 Ford Mustang SVO Time Capsule

Price: - Item location: Simi Valley, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • SubModel: SVO
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Trim: SVO
  • Year: 1986
  • Mileage: 92644
  • VIN: 1FABP28T6GF190690
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 2.3L I4 Turbo
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: --
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1986 Ford Mustang SVO

Family Medical Bill forces sale.

Awesome, time capsule and only 92,644 original miles. Runs and drives awesome. Drive it home.

This 1986 example is one of only 3314 built in the final year of production, a potent intercooled turbocharged engine, 4-wheel disc brakes, Hurst shift linkage and a very unique look, making it a fast, fun, and rare pony car. New brakes, fuel system, new gas tank, valve cover gasket, oil changed regularly. Always maintained. Pulls hard and smooth. Just passed Calif smog and fully serviced.

This SVO wears a shiny coat of 9L White paint that was recently and professionally done by 1st owner, to bring back the shine from the not so good 80s Ford paint jobs, The shape is familiar to any Mustang fan, but thanks to a special nose with flush-fitting headlights, the offset hood scoop that feeds the top-mounted intercooler, and that oh-so-80s biplane rear spoiler, the SVO has a totally unique look. And while a lot of V8 Mustangs were abused and beaten at the track, it seems that the more sophisticated SVO and its European-inspired personality was treated differently. Keeping it subtle, the only badges on the car are the Ford emblems fore and aft, plus the tiny SVO insignias on the front fenders where the ubiquitous 5.0 usually lives.

Inside, the SVO is equipped much like its GT brothers, but with factory Recaro style body-hugging cloth buckets that do a great job of holding you in place during spirited driving. They're original and in really good condition, The gauges are all fully functional, including the console-mounted information center. And if originality matters, the factory-issued AM/FM/cassette stereo is still in place. A genuine leather-wrapped wheel and matching shifter knob were part of the SVO's special equipment, and things like A/C (needs Freon conversion charge), power windows and locks (passenger lock actuator needs replacement), and a folding rear seat are standard equipment. Door panels and carpets are in great shape, even in the hatch area, and of note.

There's some typical surface rust on undercarriage, etc. but this car has been taken very good care. Garaged its entire life, stored for almost 1/2 of its life.

The motor is a bulletproof powerhouse, and this one runs extremely well and remains completely stock, and well maintained. Linked to a T5 5-speed manual, the 3.73 gears on a Trac-Lock limited slip are a great choice. Koni shocks were also standard equipment, and if you've ever been near a track, you 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, which, for some reason, never trickled down to the rest of the lineup but are very welcome here and have been recently serviced

Elite Marti Report and copy of the Original Window Sticker, Original brochure, manual and magazine ads too! (Window sticker and report are being framed by Marti and will ship separately.)
This is my 5th SVO and the nicest one I've had yet. Unfortunately, a medical situation with my child requires I sell a few things to pay the hospital bill. My loss is truly your gain. I spent over $10k on car and have put in over $1k in service items just last month. car is a head turner and becoming very Collectable and a blast to drive, this SVO shows you one path to Ford's future that is still very much relevant today.