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1989 Ford Taurus SHO With 42K Miles Up For Auction

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.

1989 Ford Taurus SHO - Exterior 002 - Side

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.

1989 Ford Taurus SHO - Interior 001

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.

1989 Ford Taurus SHO - Engine Bay 001

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.

1989 Ford Taurus SHO - Exterior 003 - Rear Three Quarters

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.

We’ll have more cool auction finds to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Taurus news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. JE

    From the times Ford produced real cars.

    1. masb1955

      And didn’t have a jackass running the company.

  2. Zviera

    That is one gorgeous looking engine! The next gen Yamaha V8 was great too.


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