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2005 Ford Taurus SE With Less Than 200 Miles Up For Auction

Once a common sight on American roadways, the Ford Taurus isn’t quite as prevalent as it used to be, but we starting to see plenty of nice examples pop up at various collector car auction sites. That includes a pair of 2004 models – a 40k-mile wagon and a 20k-mile SEL – as well as its rebadged counterpart, the Mercury Sable, with a 37k-mile 2004 LS Premium wagon and a 29k-mile 2005 LS wagon. However, this 2005 Ford Taurus SE that just surfaced up for sale over at Bring a Trailer might just be the lowest-mile example of this model that we’ve come across to date.

2005 Ford Taurus SE With 127 Miles - Exterior 002 - Side

This incredible Ford Taurus has a mere 127 miles on the clock, in fact, an astonishingly low number, even for a one-owner vehicle such as this (at least prior to the seller acquiring it last month). The auction listing does have a bit of an explanation as to why the original owner chose to simply not drive this sedan basically at all over the past nearly two decades, however.

2005 Ford Taurus SE With 127 Miles - Interior 001

Apparently, the owner bought it new as he believed at the time that 2005 would be the last year for the Taurus, choosing to stash it away as a collector’s item. Following his passing, his wife donated the car to a charitable organization called Rawhide – a 501(c)(3) that uses their profits to help teens and young adults struggling with mental health, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Now, the car is being sold to the highest bidder, with the funds going to aid in those efforts.

2005 Ford Taurus SE With 127 Miles - Engine Bay 001

As one might imagine, this Ford Taurus remains in basically brand new condition with flawless Merlot Metallic paint, a perfect gray cloth interior, and Ford’s 3.0L V6 Vulcan engine, which in this guise was factory-rated to send 153 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. While it may not have quite become the collector’s item the original owner thought it might be, we have no doubt that there are at least a few Taurus fans out there that would love to add it to their collection.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authorityfor the latest Ford Taurus news and continuous 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. William

    Husband holds on to it until he dies and wife donates it??? They’d have been better investing the $20k back then in the market and would have had a good nest egg.

  2. Barbara young

    I’m interested in the Taurus but would love more information. In particular does it have remote start?


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