The 1989 Ford Taurus SHO

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    We all have fond memories of our past rides, which we appreciate more than anyone else.....Where did that 442 go????????
     
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    Had the Boss out today..That Thing still sings a tune.................To my ears.............
     
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    I had an 89... the ultimate stop light brawler... mostly because nobody expected to get spanked by a four door sedan... with three car seats.

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    It was a quick sedan for its time just don't try and accelerate and turn the wheel at the same time.
     
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    Multimatic ran one in CASC regionals and I think maybe some early Canadian Firehawk if I remember right, I think around 1989-90 or so. Scott Maxwell at the wheel. It was a mighty quick piece for the class it was in. I don't remember it running a lot though.
     
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    Those early SHOs with the Yamaha were great cars for their time. A good buddy of mine had one. Definition of sleeper off the line. We used to joke about the engine being stout but the rest of it was Taurus and was falling apart.


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    I still have one and a parts car too. And an extra engine and transmission too.
     
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    Conan O'Brien has one and loves it.
     
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    I bought one new (1989)...it loved clutches...the engine was a work of art.
     
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    I had to replace the clutch in my 91. Those engines were sweet that’s for sure.
     
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    Never heard a GT I didn't like...and I heard some that I LOVED!!!!!!!!!!.......my Boss comes to mind here.....:rolleyes:
     
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    Seriously?! All this time we coulda had a mid-engine affordable Ford and they went for a sedan?!

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    Ford must have decided their "performance" money will stay with the Mustang and the Ford GT......Maybe smart on their part.
     
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    Not a Taurus but I had a 98 Contour that was a great grocery getter. Unfortunately a driver rear ended me as she was watching an accident and totaled it. 20141211_113745.jpg 20141211_113745.jpg 20141211_113754.jpg
     
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    Loved those SVT Contours. The sleeper of its day.


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    Had a bright red 93. It was my wife's car. The thing had a clutch like a cement truck. Heavy and stiff as hell. I know early cars had problems with the clutches so I figured Ford put in a much stiffer pressure plate because they couldn't increase the diameter. Great motor in a meh car. No space in the engine compartment to service it. It was like asking your dentist to fill a molar from up your ass. Sold it before the required 90K $$$$ service 'cause I wasn't gonna do it!
     
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    My 89 went through 3 clutches in the first year...last time Ford installed one they told me an updated part was about 2 months away..they gave me a new bronco to drive...and with a dollie under the front they pushed my car to the back of the shop to await the updated clutch...took about 6 weeks before I got it back but it never failed again...sold it in 94.
     
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