If by chance I wait too long and there are no cherry 1991 Ford Taurus SHOs around when I'm ready to buy, I hope I can find a mint Ford SVT Contour instead. Of all the SVT Contours on the road, this one is perhaps most special. Only five of these Bondurant SVT Contours were created by ROUSH to be used by the driving school's instructors for ferrying students around the track. The list of upgrades alone is too long to detail here, but the description on the eBay Motors auction page claims that their worth amounts to at least $8,000 in additional parts. Magazines at the time estimated the 2.5L V6 produces around 20 to 30 more horsepower than stock, putting its power figure at around 220 to 230 horsepower. That's SHO territory in a significantly smaller and lighter package. This particular example is in fair condition, though there's a scrape here, a small crack there and the paint and stickers have faded - nothing a body man and a good paint job couldn't fix, though. Jack Roush himself even signed the underside of the hood! Plus, it only has 7,500 miles and appears street legal. Bidding ends on December 3rd, and after 10 bids is up to only $4,050. Should I do it?!?!?!
Thanks for the tip, Resh!
[Source: eBay Motors]