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#32 of 61 My 96 Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon
Jan 27, 2007 (6:14 pm)
I loved my 855 Turbo, It was a strange old-lady dark beige, with very tasteful black wheels (aftermarket) It had a few choice modifications made, it loved to spin the front rubber like crazy, being in art school, it was great, because I could experiment with large peices of canvas. So comfortable, unassuming and fast. If I could just get enough together to start modifying my project 87 760 turbo, Id feel some sort of consolation again, I think.
#33 of 61 Re: Ford SHO [kyfdx]
Jan 29, 2007 (2:12 pm)
I'm still in therapy because of this.
It's not a Taurus, It's not a Taurus...
#34 of 61 Re: Ford SHO [scottm123]
by kyfdx HOST
Jan 29, 2007 (2:15 pm)
Jan 30, 2007 (8:04 am)
It was my first car, and other than the nostalgia it still manifests, it was fairly unexceptional. It only had a 318, automatic transmission, skinny 14 inch tires, drum brakes all around and no options.
I bought it in the summer of 1974 for $900,(after watching Bullitt) a few months after finishing Army basic training. A month after buying it I was shipped to Alaska for two winters as a Nike/Hercules radar operator. The car suffered from neglect and went downhill quickly. Traded it for a 1972 Duster 340.
#36 of 61 Re: Ford SHO [scottm123]
Jan 30, 2007 (10:31 am)
Get off the couch. Yes, it's a Taurus but the SHO was described by Csaba Csere no less, as "a dazzling car, the most important automotive breakthrough in years. The first sedan to combine top-rank, autobahn-ready performance with great handling...etc." Praise like that make it easy to forget its pedestrian heritage. This from C&D, 12/88.
#37 of 61 Re: Ford SHO [emmanuelchoke]
Jan 30, 2007 (10:45 am)
Chubby Cheddar is a shmoe, and that rag of his ain't worth the ink it takes to print.
Other than that, good words for a good direction from FoMoCo. Why can't they learn to keep the baby when they empty the bath?
I guess in retrospect, after reading through all of these reminiscences, that it would have been a good thing to keep the '65 Olds 98 convertible. It was in pretty decent shape and if I could have stored it, Barrett-Jackson could have seriously inflated its value for me, and I'd have walked away with the kids' tuitions!
I sure as heck wouldn't pay five cents to drive the thing again...
#38 of 61 Re: Ford SHO [wale_bate1]
by kyfdx HOST
Jan 30, 2007 (11:03 am)
18 years ago.. the Taurus SHO was truly amazing.. if only for that Yamaha engine...
#39 of 61 Re: Ford SHO [kyfdx]
Jan 30, 2007 (11:26 am)
Heck, the whole SVO program was a kicker. I'm a big fan of skunkworks programs, personally. I think they're great for morale, for both interior and exterior publics, regardless if they produce viable commercial product.
Crying shame that some beancounters lump them in with marketing on the expense ledgers to drop the R&D numbers...
#40 of 61 Re: Ford SHO [kyfdx]
Jan 30, 2007 (11:28 am)
Yeah, they ruined it with the third gen, Mr Limpet looking model.
V8 or not, it couldn't stand up to the 2nd gen in any way.
#41 of 61 Re: Ford SHO [scottm123]
Jan 30, 2007 (12:25 pm)
What hurt more was that you could not get a Manual version anymore.