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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1989 Ford Taurus
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HIGHLIGHTS: Gorgeous all original first-gen SHO! True AACA award-winning vehicle! Amazing preservation! Time-capsule, 4-door, Yamaha-powered sport sedan!

BODY OVERVIEW: The body on this 1989 Taurus is in amazing condition! The mileage of 94,423 is correct and the condition of the car looks even lower mileage than that. With hardly a defect to be found, the body on this car is incredibly straight and solid. You'll be hard-pressed to find a 1989 Taurus that has been this well-maintained!

PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: The “Light Titanium Metallic” paint looks to be original, and is in exceptional condition for the age. It still has a beautiful, glossy shine! This color looks great on this Taurus without being overbearing. This car has been stored indoors when not in use for many years, the paint condition certainly backs this up. Save for some small “road damage” on the hood and bumper, the paint on this Taurus SHO is in astounding shape.

INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: The interior is just as clean or cleaner than the outside! With 94,000 miles on the clock, some minor wear is expected, but other than the driver's side outer seat bolster there is very little apparent wear. No doubt this car has been babied since new! The dash plastic is in nice condition, as are all of the other interior plastic items. Everything that normally cracks or fades in the sun is in nice shape, with the exception of the sunroof cover which is showing some age. This is evidence of the excellent care this car has received over the years.

MECHANICAL OVERVIEW: The fuel injected Yamaha V6 fires right up, and runs smoothly! The Yamaha 3.0l units found in these SHOs are well-respected engines, and known for their high-mileage potential and overall durability. With more pep than you'd expect, we can't think of a better engine choice for a sport sedan like this! Hooked up to a 5-speed manual transmission, and complete with a 7,000RPM redline, this SHO drives great and is simply a pleasure to drive.

WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The overall originality as well as the super condition of this car! This is a car you just don't see this nice very often. Plus, it has placed in multiple shows and received the AACA HPOF (Historical Preservation of Original Features) award...the very first Taurus to receive such an award. This car is loaded with documentation and goodies!

WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: Barring personal tastes, this car would be very difficult to dislike.

DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? Nothing but a new owner!

WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? We love this car because the condition looks much better than one would expect for the mileage, even though the mileage is relatively low. This car is great for regular use, as it is in fantastic condition but you won't need to worry about putting miles on it as you would on a 5,000 mile example! If you're looking for an unusual, comfortable, affordable touring vehicle that can fit the whole family this may be your match!

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance at 704-663-0432 or for more information

Air Conditioning YES
Heater YES
Speedometer YES
Odometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer YES
Wipers YES
Windows YES
Horn YES
Radio YES
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Runs & Drives YES
Tire Condition: Like New


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Engine Type
Engine Size
3.0 V6
Fuel Specification


Body Color
Light Titanium Clearcoat Metallic
Body Style
Paint Type




Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Leather & Cloth
Shifter Type
Center Console

All vehicles are being sold As Is, Where Is, with No Warranty, expressed, written or implied. All sales are final. It is the sole responsibility of the customer, and which we strongly encourage, to thoroughly inspect the vehicle personally or via 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be constructed as a warranty of any type.

Vehicle information is provided by the consignor (current owner) of the vehicle, and while we do perform a visual and safety inspection of the vehicle upon arrival, we can make no warranty, guarantee or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. Dealership is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. The majority of these vehicles are considered classics or antiques, meaning they are older vehicles with sometimes dated automotive technology. We are not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials or components of these vehicles. Our employees are a team of talented individuals with a history in the classic car industry. We perform an extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent, but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent.

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Engine Size
3.0 V6
Transmission Type
5-Speed Manual
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Power Brakes
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Sport Seats
  • Power Windows
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Door Locks
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Leather Shifter
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Factory Tach
  • Courtesy Lights
  • Center Console
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Bucket Seats
  • Air Conditioning
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Sunroof
  • Fog Lamps
  • Body Side Moldings
  • Alloy wheels
  • Power Antenna
  • CD Changer
  • Cassette