Thursday, February 12, 2015

1k: SHOchero: 1989 Ford Taurus SHO Truck

The theme is really subtle here and you might miss it if you aren't paying attention. When the Taurus first came out it was referred to as the Jelly Bean and some people (in OK anyway) called it the Moon Car. The fact that this one is running Moon-Eyes and Moon discs only adds to that!  Find this 1989 Ford Taurus SHO Truck offered for $1,500 in Olney, IL via craigslist.  Tip from James.



For $1500 there is a Yamaha V6 motor mated to a 5-speed gearbox and really well kept electric buckets with the big SHO side bolsters.  This car is a total buy!  Its running very cool looking dual exhaust. It has 90K miles on it and it already has had the timing belt replaced!


Hopefully they left a little bit of room between the driver's headrest and that rear pick-up slider.It will probably need some welding and inserts for the bed to finish it, but with $1500 in the base, even if you spent $3500 on it, you're in a very unique vehicle that has a high tech twin cam engine with a manual shift!
Tell me you wouldn't drive this with pride to your local Cars/Coffee!

It almost looks like he may have left the trunk in place which would give it a trunk and a middle beer cooler spot where the back seat used to be. (Look at where the snaps are on the cover. There are none along the sides, where the trunk lid might be hiding.

See a cooler way to 

9 comments:

  1. As a SHO owner...nah.

    Love Aussie utes, but it doesn't go with FWD.

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  2. This is a steal!! I would like to know what is going on under the tonneau cover, but it wouldn't be a deal breaker unless there is a corpse back there. Worst case, you have a low mileage driveline. I would like to transplant it into a period Fiesta and make a Shogun tribute.

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  3. I like it. $1500 is a nice deal for this as a beater. If it where mine I think I'd find the passenger side quarter and door and straighten it out. Then make a tailgate somehow with what's there. Fix the leak and use this everyday.

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  4. I like it. $1500 is a nice deal for this as a beater. If it where mine I think I'd find the passenger side quarter and door and straighten it out. Then make a tailgate somehow with what's there. Fix the leak and use this everyday.

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  5. Hey now i like it for the money decent power and mpg for basic running around what's not to like.

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  6. I just remembered something, a bit of trivia for all you SHOnatics out there. Here it is; what was the connection between the SHO and the second gen Celica All-Trac? I know this is an easy one, but it's still an interesting tidbit of car history.

    [img]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/05/01-all-trac-630.jpg[/img]

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  7. That's a great question. I bet most people don't know the answer to that one, but i do. Yamaha! They built the first generation engine for the SHO and they designed the 16 valve head for the Celica all-trac. How did you know about that one? That's some really obscure connections!

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    1. Nice one, Bolo! Yeah, it's well known that Yamaha did the original SHO engine, but not many know about their involvement with Toyota on the rally-ready Celica All-Trac. It's too bad because that might bring this marvelous cars' image and value up a notch, which it thoroughly deserves. It's basically a far more refined and better made competitor to the DSM cars. Maybe it's better that the Celica All-Trac stays a bit of a secret. That only benefits us enthusiasts, right?!?

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