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1997  Ford : Taurus  SHO

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Item location: Ohio, United States
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Ford  :  Taurus SHO
Not one, but two black 1997 Ford Taurus SHO



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Two 1997 Taurus SHO's for sale in Cincinnati.  I believe the one listed has the infamous cam gear and camshaft problem (see V8sho.com for more details).  I bought a 2nd 1997 SHO to rebuild the engine of the first and to use some of the upgraded parts (ie wheels) and just don't have time to complete the project.  Details;

First 1997 SHO, V8, black exterior, gray cloth interior, automatic, factory silver 5-spoke wheels (tires hold air, but little tread left), Mach stereo, 6-disc CD in trunk, power sunroof, power locks, power mirrors, power driver's seat, fold down rear seats, keyless entry remote, door pad keyless entry, factory dual exhaust, A/C.  I put about 37,000 miles on this car and changed the oil approximately every 3,000 miles.  I have replaced a couple of the coils, the plugs, the high pressure A/C line, and the cabin air filter.  Some spidering on the rear bumper.  Car needs a good wash and wax.  The leading edge of the hood has some chips that are starting to rust.  Normal wear and tear, door dings, etc.

 Second 1997 SHO, VIN 1FALP54N9VA237363, black exterior, gray leather interior, automatic, chrome factory 5-spoke wheels, newer Goodyear Eagle tires, Mach stereo, 6-disc CD changer in trunk, power sunroof, power locks, power mirrors, power driver's seat, fold down rear seats, factory dual exhaust, A/C.  This car has about the same mileage as the first.  I bought it not running, but the valve cover was taken off to look at the front head cams and they seem to be intact.  Again, I bought this car for parts.  The engine is sludged up and is difficult to turn with a charged battery.  It is a smoker's car and the center console has some slight damage from cigarettes.  The driver's seat is worn in 1 spot on the side bolster where you would get in and out and your back would rub up against it.  The chrome wheels are in good shape as well as the tires.  This car looks to have been damaged in an accident and repaired.  The rear and front bumpers are slightly damaged from being pushed at the auction (I did not buy the car from auction, the previous owner did). 

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I can deliver within 50 miles of Cincinnati. 

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    From:  "jered schamp" <jered9900@hotmail.com>
    To:  bradbender2@msn.com
    Subject:  RE: SHO with short block
    Date:  Thu, 18 May 2006 17:08:07 +0000
    >I originaly bought this car and 2 others 2 years ago the other 2 are
    >TR 96 and a black 99 "My personol car with only77K" This one had a
    >rear cam spun with 98k on it. Vin 1FALP54NOTA244263 They were all
    >cam failures. The 99 had a cam failure and was fixed once and the
    >owner heard the infomous noise again and I bought and fixed before
    >it totaly failed again. I am doing all the cam welds for Al Fitz
    >here  in NE and so far zero come backs. From what I can tell on this
    >one the oil sending unit was leaking and thats where the oil went.
    >Yes have been a lurker for about 2 years and half to laugh at allot
    >that goes on. On the same note the guys that no their stuff are very
    >good on their Posts.
    >    I am having some cosmetic fixes on my 99 right now and when done
    >will post them when done.
    >That is scoops and a different rear spoiler. "Can't stand that rear
    >spoiler!!" And have also puchased a super charger Like E1 Has. I own
    >my own shop so most of this is all pretty easy for me. Started my
    >career @ Ford dealer ships in the late 80's So I have known what
    >SHO's were all about before most people did. So anyway hope this
    >answers some questions Later  Jered
    >>From: "Brad Bender" <bradbender2@msn.com>
    >>To: jered9900@hotmail.com
    >>Subject: RE: SHO with short block
    >>Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 08:55:22 -0600
    >>It made me wonder, by the description.  That's why I postulated
    >>that it may not be a cam failure.  This was a cam failure that you
    >>fixed?  Just for grins, do you have any info, such as VIN, or
    >>an idea of when the failure happened, how many miles, etc?
    >>Thanks (don't remember seeing your name before, are you a v8sho
    >>Brad Bender
    >>99 TR/Tan 75k welded



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