The Ford Probe is one of those vehicles that stirs up mixed opinions every time it’s brought up. Most that hate the car cite the fact that it was originally conceived to replace the beloved Ford Mustang, though, in all fairness, that thankfully didn’t happen. The Probe was still an early sales success before buyers cooled on the coupe and it ultimately met its demise after the 1997 model year. Those that do appreciate the Probe for what it is will surely enjoy scoping out this clean, low-mile 1994 Ford Probe SE that’s currently up for auction at Bring a Trailer.
Though it isn’t the more coveted GT, this 1994 Ford Probe SE is a fantastic example of its breed, and that’s not a common thing these days. With just 45,000 miles on the clock, the silver over gray coupe remains in amazing condition, which is at least partly due to the fact that it has spent its entire existence in sunny, dry California. Regardless, there are a couple of flaws on the outside, including a few chips and scratches, but nothing major.
Like the exterior, the interior of this Probe is a total time warp, with a two-tone treatment dominating the cabin. This Probe is well-equipped, with amenities including air conditioning, power windows and locks, cruise control, an AM/FM/cassette radio, and a passenger-side airbag. Overall, the interior is in fairly immaculate condition, with little to no wear visible.
In spite of its sporty looks, no version of the Ford Probe should ever be confused for a high-performance machine. This particular model is packing Mazda’s 2.0L, twin-cam, 16-valve I-4 that sent 115 horsepower and 125 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels. When mated to the car’s four-speed automatic transmission, that makes for a rather leisurely 0-60 blast of 9.6 seconds.
Regardless, the Probe certainly has its fair share of fans out there in the world, and this well-kept example is sure to conjure up pleasant memories for them, or perhaps a few nightmares for the folks that still hate it for nearly sending the Mustang to the proverbial automotive graveyard.