Finding older vehicles with low miles these days isn’t terribly uncommon, though most of them are fancy sports cars, exotics, or the kind of vehicle that was obviously going to be a collectible the day it rolled off the assembly line. What isn’t common are nice, low-mile examples of cars like the Ford Tempo, though a good one tends to pop up for sale every now and then. However, it certainly isn’t every day that we come across a Ford Tempo GLS in any kind of condition.
Today, however, is that day, as this super solid, ultra-rare 1989 Ford Tempo GLS sedan is currently up for sale on eBay. With just 85,000 miles on the clock, it certainly hasn’t been driven a lot over the years, and it’s a one-owner car to boot. The exterior appears to be in very nice condition, save for the typical rock chips and one section where the paint is starting to peel.
The interior is likewise in excellent shape with no obvious damage or excessive wear. This Tempo GLS is filled with a number of amenities as well, including air conditioning, power seat belts, power windows, power locks, cruise control, and an automatic transmission. The GLS was Ford’s sporty version of the Tempo, but it only offered a mere 100 horsepower from its 2.3L inline-four cylinder powerplant. That was a bit of a boost over the standard version’s 86 ponies, at least.
Regardless, the GLS certainly looked the part, thanks to the addition of a body kit/ground effects. This particular example is finished in a sea of white, with a red stripe adding a little contrast and some sportiness to the mix. Today, this Tempo GLS is a very rare sight, and we’d be curious to know just how many of them are still around, though we’d wager that number is very, very low.