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1997 Ford Taurus Taurus SHO
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Item Location: Airville, PA, United States
Shipping: Buyer responsible for vehicle pick-up or shipping.
Deposit of US $300.00 within 24 hours of auction close. Full payment required within 7 days of auction close.
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Item number: 290334141914
Item condition: Used
Sells to: United States
This vehicle is eligible for up to $50,000 in Vehicle Purchase Protection
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1997 Ford Taurus Taurus SHO
Title: 1997 Ford Taurus SHO
Mileage: 83,678 miles
Location: Airville, PA
Vehicle Information
VIN: 1FALP54N9VA159361 | Get the Vehicle History Report
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Title: Clear
Condition: Used
For sale by: Private seller
Body type: Sedan Engine: 8 Cylinder Exterior color: Silver
Transmission: Automatic Fuel type: Gasoline Interior color: Gray
Drivetrain: -- Disability equipped: No  
Standard equipment
AM/FM Radio Cruise Control Cassette
Power Steering Power Windows Power Door Locks
Air Conditioning    
Cassette player Leather seats CD player
Safety features
Anti-lock brakes Driver airbag Passenger airbag
Power options
Cruise control Power locks Power windows
Air conditioning    
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Presented for your review is a 1997 Ford Taurus SHO. This car is being auctioned in 'AS IS" condition. I purchased this car with the bad cam syndrome. I replaced the bad cam myself but the damage had already been done. I had a mechanic friend of mine look at it and he told me that the valves on the right or "rear" head are bent and need to be replaced. He also mentioned that the alternator was seized. He cut the belt off so he could check the engine. He started the car and it would only stay running if he kept his foot on the gas. I purchased this car as a project car but with it needing a complete rear valve replacement it's too much for me. The cam I replaced was the rear intake cam. This car needs some TLC. I believe it will make a great runner. If you have the time and facilities you could do this car justice. It needs the mentioned engine work as well as cosmetic work. The pictures show what I mean. The opening bid amount is less than the total amount I have invested in the car. I will list what I know about the car. I will not offer shipping. You must come and pick up the car. It is positioned so that a roll back can pull it right on. A couple of friends sold vehicles on ebay and the shipping was a fiasco. I offer no warranty or guarantee, implied or expressed.

The rear valves need replacing.

The alternator may need replacing.

A new belt is needed.

The body has rust in places.

The hood latch does not pop the hood. The struts may need to be replaced.

The front tires match.

The rear tires match.

The front tires do not match the rear tires.

The dash is peeled up above the cluster, see picture.

The driver's seat is worn, see picture.

There are 2 keys and both will not open the trunk. There is a button inside the car to open the trunk.

The plastic cowling panels have missing fasteners. They are still available through Ford.

There is the odd missing nut and bolt. They are not critical, easily reached and replaced. They were missing when I made the purchase.

A front and rear brake job may be needed.

The car has keyless entry but I do not know the code.

The car has a factory anti theft alarm and remote entry. There are no key fobs.

Please ask all questions prior to bidding. This is an AS IS auction and no refunds will be given.

Winning bidder will sign a bill of sale confirming knowledge of this.

A $300.00 non-refundable deposit is required through paypal within 24 hours after the auction end.

The balance is due in cash or cashier's check in person within 7 days after the auction end.

The vehicle must be removed within 2 weeks of the auction end.

This car is also for sale locally, I reserve the right to end the auction without notice or reason.

Because this vehicle is not in running condition there may be problems that I do not know about. This is an AS IS auction.


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A: Hi, thanks for your question. The car does not run so I can't comment on the transmission. The way it is sitting a roll back will be needed.
Jul 30, 2009  
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