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 1996  Ford : Taurus  SHO Item number: 2467075323
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Ends Mar-21-04 07:36:27 PST

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Start time: Mar-14-04 07:36:27 PST
History: 3 bids   (US $500.00 starting bid)
High bidder: josesho990 ( 0 )
Item location: Baton Rouge , Louisiana
United States /New Orleans
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524foster ( 59)
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1996 Ford Taurus 4 Doors SHO
1997 Ford Taurus SHO
Mileage: 127443   VIN: 1FALP54N0TA249219
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Number of Cylinders: 8   Type of Title: Clear  
Transmission: Automatic   Interior Color: Beige/Tan  
Warranty: None   Exterior Color: Green Metallic  
Standard:
DUAL AIR BAGS  ABS  POWER STEERING  POWER DOOR LOCKS 
AUTOMATIC  2 WHEEL DRIVE  POWER WINDOWS  AM/FM RADIO 
CASSETTE  8 CYLINDER 3.4 LITER  POWER SEAT DRIVER   
Optional:
REAR SPOILER  AIR CONDITIONING  MOONROOF  LEATHER 
CRUISE CONTROL  CD CHANGER  CD   
 
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Vehicle Description

You are bidding on a 1997 Ford Taurus SHO, with the 3.4 liter DOHC 32valve engine.  The vehicle's body and interior are in  excellent shape, with only minor wear on drivers seat and a few dings on body.  No dents or major repairs.  This car has got everything, CD changer in truck, JBL Speakers, and all of the options for SHO's including chrome wheels.  The transmission was rebuilt less than a year ago.

Now for the bad news.  The engine has the typical problem with these SHO engines.  The rear bank camshaft has broken the timing chain. The owner, a friend I'm selling for, didn't want to take the chance on having really major expense to repair, so he bought a BMW.  I think it was probably a lot more than repairs, but I think it was his justification for buying a new car.

The car was taken to a shop to inspect and they got as far as taking the rear heads covers off to see that the chain was broken.  All of the parts are in the trunk in bags and boxes all labled.  I am not sure if there is any internal damage beyond the camshafts, valves, but it is possible.

This is an outstanding car and would be great for someone that knows how to repair and do the labor. The parts are readily available, because this is very common.  Normal fix is to weld cam gears to the cams.  But if not repairing the parts value in the car with transmission, wheels, and accessory parts is well worth the bidding.  This is a no reserve sale.  Buyer is responsible for all shipping expenses and arrangements for pick up.

Vehicle Condition

Vehicle is in excellent condition for year and mileage. Only major problem is engine as mentioned in description.  All glass is excellent, headlamps are discolored and cloudy.

Terms of Sale

Winning bidder will need to provide $500.00 deposit via Pay Pal within 48 hours of auction close.  Balance to be paid at time of pick up of vehicle by cash or cashiers check, unless paid before delivery by PayPal.  Delivery/Pick Up is buyers responsibility.  Delivery possible within reasonable distance of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Fee will be negotiated.

On Mar-16-04 at 04:39:10 PST, seller added the following information:

The correct year for the car is a 1996 SHO.  I also have received an email from someone that said he was very knowledgeable of these repairs and that it will need to have the engine repaired.  Again. I'm not sure, but it is a possibility.  Others listed on Ebay have had the same description(1999 model now on) that indicate much less damage done.  In any event the value in this vehicle is in the excellent condition of the accessories and the newly rebuilt transmission.  I also have this vehicle advertised locally and reserve the right to cancel the auction if the car sells locally. 




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