Once a common sight on roadways as one of America’s best-selling vehicles, the Ford Taurus is becoming a bit more scarce these days – at least, nicer examples of the popular model. This is especially true of the high-performance SHO, a truly unique and cool machine that has largely disappeared in recent years, though we have seen a few higher-mile examples pop up at auction from time to time. Thus, that makes this stellar 1989 Ford Taurus SHO currently up for grabs at Bring a Trailer a truly special find, as it has just 42k original miles on the clock.
This particular 1989 Ford Taurus SHO lived in Wisconsin for most of its life prior to its acquisition by the seller last year, which at least partially explains its low mileage total – after all, that state is known for its harsh winters, which this car doesn’t seem to have ever been subjected to. Its maroon exterior looks to be in excellent condition, save for a single parking lot ding noted in the listing, and it’s wearing its factory wheels, which are now wrapped with Goodyear Eagle GT+4 tires.
The gray cloth and leather interior is in equally nice condition, with little more than typical side bolster wear to note. As is the case with all SHOs, this one is well-equipped, with amenities such as power-adjustable seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a sunroof, cruise control, a Ford premium sound system, and power windows and door locks, though the air conditioning isn’t currently working.
Power for this performance-focused sedan comes from the naturally-aspirated Yamaha 3.0L V6 that was originally rated to produce 220 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of toque, flowing to the front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.
In excellent condition with low miles and loads of factory literature, it’s hard to find much fault with this Taurus SHO, as it’s somewhat of a unicorn in today’s world. As such, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it generate considerable interest at auction.
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From the times Ford produced real cars.
That is one gorgeous looking engine! The next gen Yamaha V8 was great too.