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1997  Ford : Taurus  SHO Item number: 4500257334
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Item location: San Antonio, TEXAS
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  Item Specifics - Automobiles  
  Ford : Taurus SHO  
  Miles: 95701     Doors: 4 doors  
  Transmission: Automatic     Interior: Gray  
          Year: 1997  
  Warranty: Free 1 month/1,000 mile Service Agreement     VIN Number: 1FALP54N8VA158623
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  Title: Clear     Exterior: Burgundy/Maroon  
  Condition: Used     Inspection: Inspected  
  Engine: 8 CYLINDER 3.4 LITER          
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1997 Ford Taurus SHO
Non Smoker, Texas Car!
Only 95,701 Careful Highway Miles!
Automatic Transmission!
Very Powerful Ford 3.4 Liter DOHC V8 SHO Engine!
Loaded with Sport Options!
Very Fast!
This is the affordable SHO you have been waiting for!
Mechanic's Special - We Hear An Engine Lifter Noise Under The Hood

Before we get into the main description.  I'd like to make something very clear.  This car, although it appears to have been well kept by looking under the hood and driving it, does have an issue with it.  We did note upon our test drive that once the engine gets hot we hear what appears to be a pretty good lifter noise.  We go through far too many cars to be able to spend enough time with this car to pinpoint the cause of the problem, so we are really unsure what is causing it.  From what we've heard this appears to be a common issue for these cars, but we're unsure how to go about fixing it.  We're also unsure if its a lifter causing the noise, but the best way to describe the noise we're hearing is to characterize it as a lifter noise.  We also noted the check engine light was illuminated and the car appears to lightly hiccup at at highway speeds when its in overdrive meaning that it hesitates lightly when you give it gas.  The good news is that other than that the car drives great, and we feel that the car is more than nice enough for you to invest some time into getting it fixed.  Since this car is 8 years old the supply of engine parts are a dime a dozen so it shouldn't be a big issue to get this problem addressed.  Please be advised that I am not a mechanic, and I can not say how long the engine will work properly with this problem so if you would be making a long trip back home in this car please keep that in mind but other than the noise and the light hiccups at highway speeds the engine does appear to be operating normally.  

Today is your lucky day!  Here is a great opportunity to acquire a very nice Taurus SHO!  Now you can impress your friends by having this very powerful V8 SHO Taurus!  The mileage is quite reasonable for a 1997 model with only at 95,701, but don't forget, this car has the reliability of Ford behind it, and 95,000 miles isn't anything on a Ford!  In fact, this kind of mileage is normally considered low on older models!  The car comes in a great color combination, Maroon with Tan cloth inside, very attractive indeed!  This car has a spotless history report! The car has spent all but the very first year of its life right here in Texas meaning the car has no rust and does show any signs at all of developing rust in the future!  It has great power, great looks, and all the luxury features to really make the drive comfortable!  

This car is fully equipped!  It has options, including center console, power windows, power locks, cruise control, power seat, and more!  Everything is in beautiful condition inside.  The interior really has been well kept!  The computer controlled, automatic a/c is very cold and the heat is hot.  Everything works great on it. All the power windows, power locks, and power mirrors work great!  You even have a power adjustment for the driver's seat to keep you in complete comfort!  It also has cruise control which makes those highway drives much easier.   The stereo with works great has great sound.  To make those long drives enjoyable, you have the 6-disc CD changer in the trunk!  We did note that the car's antenna appears to be missing which may affect radio reception on weaker stations.  The exterior is also in beautiful condition.  The paint still looks beautiful and is very shiny.  The factory premium sport SHO alloy wheels are beautiful and are matched to a good set of tires!  

So how does it drive?  You'll be very pleased by how well the car drives!  The suspension is tight, the car hugs the turns and absorbs the bumps just as it did when it was new.  You won't believe how tight the car is!  It handles the speed well.  This car will cruise at 80 miles per hour on the freeway with no problem!  The brakes stop the car evenly and effectively.  The engine is very powerful!   This car features the very powerful Ford SHO 3.4L DOHC V8 Engine.  The engine features a lot of technology to make sure you get the most for your money.  It'll give you all the power that you need to do whatever you'd like to do in this car!  You will have no trouble passing slower traffic in this car.  These V8 SHOs really have a lot of power!  The automatic transmission still shifts great!  It's incredible how versatile the car is!  All the lights work great. You'll really enjoy this car.  

With all that said you might ask, "well, how much?".  We honestly don't know what to ask for this car because there isn't anything quite like this on the market so we can't price the car accordingly.  So we put the car up for auction and we'll let you decide how much you'd like to buy this highly desired Taurus SHO!  The reserve is set merely to protect us from taking a huge loss on the car, but we have every intention of actually selling this car at the end of the auction.  Bid to win, and rest assured you are not wasting your time!  We are aware that most dealers stick their cars online with unrealistic reserves, we aren't one of those! We will be selling this one at the close of the auction!  You'll really won't believe how much we're prepared to sell this car for!  I guarantee you will not be able to find another 1997 Taurus SHO like this for quite some time!   If you thought you could never afford a car this nice, think again!  Bid to win this car!  You may not have another chance to get yourself a very nice, very fast Taurus SHO!  Don't miss your opportunity to own this beautiful car!  Bid early and follow the auction to the end, don't let another bidder with a couple of quick clicks of the mouse in the final minutes of the auction take your dream car away from you!  Don't settle for second best!  Get the car you have always dreamed of owning!  

If you have any questions about the car don't hesitate to call 210-843-4701 or email drivenluxury@juno.com.


Take a look at this beautiful car!  You'll fall in love with the irresistible looks of this Taurus SHO!

You'll really love this face looking at you in the garage every day!  This is the very special, hard to find Taurus SHO!

Although it looks just like other Taurus this truly is a wolf in sheep's clothing!  This car will run circles around other Taurus's!

You won't believe how fast this car is until you drive it!  It's amazing!


You'll really love the looks that this car offers!  This maroon color really does bring the car out well! Just look at it!  The body and paint really have been well kept!


Take a look at these premium alloy SHO sport wheels matched to a good set of tires!  The wheels are an upgrade from the normal Taurus wheels and really make the car look nice!


Take a look at how straight this car's body is!


You'll be very pleased at the effort the car's previous owner made to keep the body looking nice!


From the rear the car really looks beautiful!  You'll enjoy calling this car your own!  Take a look at the SHO badge on the back!  That shows everyone that you're the king of the road!  Just look at the car's rear spoiler and dual exhaust! From back here there's no mistaking that the car is made for high performance!


Flipping the back open lets you into a big suprise!  You have plenty of storage room in the back!  If you need more room, the rear seats do fold down to allow you to store even more in the trunk!


Take a look at how clean the trunk is! 


To keep you and your passengers entertained you have the 6-disc CD changer!


Take a look at how clean the doors are!  There are no scuff marks from getting in and out of the car!  That's amazing!

You get all the power features you'd deserve with this kind of top of the line model including power windows, locks, mirrors and seats!


Take a look at how clean the interior is!  You'll be very pleased with how nice the interior is!

Take a look at everything!  From the seats to the floors it is just incredible! 

Take a look at the driver's seat!  It looks just like new!  You won't believe how nice it is!  You'll love all the extra support these SHO seats give you!

You have the privilege of enjoying a fully adjustable power seat!  All the functions on the seat work just how they're supposed to!

The passenger's side is also in stunning condition with no wear or kick marks from getting into and out of the car!

The car even comes with the Ford premium Mach stereo to provide your passengers with a great audio experience!

Take a look at how clean this car's interior is!  You'll really appreciate how nice the car's interior is!

You won't be able to get over how clean this car is!  It's truly amazing!

Take a look at those beautiful seats!  They look like nobody has ever sat in them!  Incredible!

The rear doors really do look like no one has ever been back here!  They are that clean!

You'll even have room for passengers in this car!

This car does have some practicality to it!

This door is also spotless!  You'll really be pleased with how clean this car is!

Take a look at it!  It looks just like new!

To keep the rear passengers in complete comfort you have the fold out center armrest which is also in immaculate condition!

Rear seat passengers can be in total comfort thanks to the rear a/c vents!

Rear seat passengers also have their own ashtray!

Take a look at how nice the rear seats are!

The car's previous owner really made a great effort to keep the car clean!  Just look at how well the rear seats have held up!

The driver will cherish every second they are behind the wheel of this car!  This really is the ultimate driver's car.  You feel in touch with the road when you're driving it!  You feel a connection with your car that is unlike any other.  It seems like all the controls are perfectly spaced out!

You even have the automatic headlamps!

The passenger will really enjoy the ride in this car!  This is an experience that most people will never have!  This car is very rare!

You'll really love the car's interior layout! Everything is very easy to find and operate!

The radio works perfectly along with the automatic computer controlled a/c!  Don't forget about your CD changer in the trunk!

Take a look at this area!  It's free of drink stains or dirt and grime that would normally get stick in the cracks around this area!  The automatic transmission shifts 

The ashtray still looks great!

The cup holders were a little difficult to pop out but when out they still look great!

You'll have plenty of room for your odds and ends in the center console!

All the vanity mirrors work just as they're supposed to!  None of the flaps or stuck or broken!  The sliding moon roof also works as it should!

The headliner is spotless!  Take a look at how clean the headliner is!

Here's a picture of the car while its running.  We noticed the "service engine soon" light was on.  Also the "low coolant" light stayed on even though the coolant is topped off which most likely is attributed to a sensor along with the door ajar light.  Again a sensor.

Here's what you'll be talking about for months to come!  Take a look at this car's incredible engine!

What a beautiful engine to look at!  You can tell it's powerful just by looking at it!  You won't believe how powerful this car is!  This is the highly desired Ford SHO 3.4L DOHC V8 Engine!

The engine compartment is very clean!  You'll be very impressed by how nice it is under here!

Once you address the issue, you'll have a very highly desired, very well kept clean Taurus that you'll be proud to call your own!



Vehicle is owned by Pinnacle Motorcars, a fine and exotic automobile specialist with over 5 years in business.  We are a fully licensed dealer in the State of Texas.


All bids are legally binding and you must be of legal age to bid.  We do not allow bids from users with a negative feedback record (for example a -1 or -2 next to your name).  All new users must call or email us prior to bidding.   We do not offer any in-house financing.  If you are in need of a loan, please make sure that you have your loan pre-approved before bidding. We will be more than happy to work with the lender of your choice to help you get everything set up with them.  To keep our prices competitive all cars sold by us are sold as-is with no warranty or guarantee expressed or implied.  Some of our cars still have a factory warranty remaining and if so will be noted in the description.  On select cars, ebay does give a free one month/one thousand mile warranty covering select parts of the vehicle.  For cars without a warranty we do have extended warranty programs available through third party warranty companies.  Call or email us to get details on the warranties available for a particular vehicle.

The point of sale of this vehicle is San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.  The substantive law of the State of Texas without regard to conflicts of law, shall govern the purchase of this vehicle.  If the winning bidder plans to register the vehicle in the state of Texas, you must pay sales tax in the amount of 6.25% of the sales price, a .20903% Dealer Inventory Tax (Example of dealer inventory tax: $10,000 sales price = $20.90 inventory tax.), $50 Documentary Fee, $33.00 Title Fee, and a $62.00 registration fee (registration fee is only charged if new registration is required).  Out of state winners will only have to pay a $50 document fee and a .20903% dealer inventory tax (Example of dealer inventory tax: $10,000 sales price = $20.90 inventory tax.) of the auction sales price.  You will be responsible for registering the car in your home state.

The winning bidder must contact us either by email (drivenluxury@juno.com) or by telephone (210-843-4701) within 24 hours of the auction close.  We require a $1000 deposit from the high bidder either by wire transfer, cashier's check or money order via overnight mail or similar overnight service within 48 hours of the auction close.  We can also accept wire transfer for deposit/final balance.  Personal checks/credit card checks/money market account checks or other forms of uncertified payment are NOT accepted for deposit.  They can be accepted for final balance, but you must allow up to two weeks for check to clear before buyer can take final possession of vehicle.  Unless prior arrangements are made, transaction must be completed within 14 days of auction end.   If the buyer does not come through with the sale we reserve the right to keep the deposit and offer the car to another buyer.  We are able to ship the car anywhere in the USA or pick you up at the airport for you to pick the vehicle up personally. Both arrangements (either car shipping, or flying in are at the buyers expense). Clean title is guaranteed!  We do not sell cars with reconditioned, reassigned VIN numbers or salvage titles.

Seller reserves the right to end the auction for any reason.   Feel free to contact us to arrange a Buy it Now on the car, but once the reserve is met we will let the auction run through until the end.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to email us at drivenluxury@juno.com or reach us right now at 210-843-4701.


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