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Dukeryder 02-19-2012 03:12 PM

Forgotten Cool Cars of the 90s
 
Some of these things are bargains these days. A lot of these models or packages were dumped in the 00s. Seems like a lot of the auto companies went bland for decade.

Here's one I owned:
A 1993 Ford Taurus SHO w/5spd. I loved the motor, you could shift at 7K Rpm all day long and it had a sweet exhaust tone. Mine was blue just like this one and that a "Special Edition" badge on it. Bought it for $3K in 2000.
http://www.stangbangers.com/1993_TaurusSHO_Pic2.jpg

I liked the Thunderbird SC too.
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0002_large.jpg

GM made a bunch, think they all are in the bone yard though
http://www.berettaspeed.com/kflo/gtu/gtu3.jpg
http://www.chevyhardcore.com/wp-cont...03/Syclone.jpg
Stealth/3000GT
http://team3s.org/Images/BobVR4JICsGew2.jpg

Galant VR4
http://cheapcarsdomain.com/wp-conten...11/05/vr-4.jpg

Subaru SVX
http://vw-insight.com/wp-content/upl...baru-SVX-2.jpg

CodyY 02-19-2012 03:29 PM

http://faculty.stedwards.edu/nstacka/454.jpg

http://www.thirdgen.org/tech/images/...rboTransAM.jpg

http://www.syty.org/wp-content/uploa...4/ajsgumby.jpg

http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/Imp22.jpg

http://www.mechamperformance.com/d_images/btaside3L.jpg

http://nightriderking_03.tripod.com/...formula350.jpg

http://www.thirdgen.org/tech/images/...TransAmGTA.jpg

I kinda have a thing for 80's/90's GM muscle :lol3

kobudo28 02-19-2012 03:34 PM

I had a 62 Ford Falcon Futura that I wanted to drop a super charged SC drivetrain in or figure out a way to drop the SHO engine in. I thought it would be just enough engine for the car and not your typical SB Ford engine.

Hardware02 02-19-2012 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dukeryder (Post 18025386)
Some of these things are bargains these days. A lot of these models or packages were dumped in the 00s. Seems like a lot of the auto companies went bland for decade.

Here's one I owned:
A 1993 Ford Taurus SHO w/5spd. I loved the motor, you could shift at 7K Rpm all day long and it had a sweet exhaust tone. Mine was blue just like this one and that a "Special Edition" badge on it. Bought it for $3K in 2000.
http://www.stangbangers.com/1993_TaurusSHO_Pic2.jpg

Didn't those cars have a Yamaha engine?

kobudo28 02-19-2012 03:42 PM

1990 zr-1
 
http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/1990-corvette-4.jpg

Hardware02 02-19-2012 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by CodyY (Post 18025499)

Love those!

I nearly bought a used one once - the interior was rough and it had high kms (for the price they were asking).

kobudo28 02-19-2012 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hardware02 (Post 18025577)
Didn't those cars have a Yamaha engine?

Yamaha did the developement work on the engine, but I don't know if they actually manufactured it or not. I drove an SHO once when I was thinking about buying one from the local dealer. Went like a SOB but a crappy car to put such a nice engine in.

NDEBT 02-19-2012 03:56 PM

I still look for these. actually I've made a lot of money selling new old stock parts and still have some. Great truck of the times, http://www.nloc.net/photopost/data/5.../100_20991.JPG

spagthorpe 02-19-2012 04:19 PM

Always really wanted to thrash an Eagle Talon.

http://www.allpar.com/photos/eagle/eagle-talon.jpg

I figure, mount a row of KC Dayliters on the front, lift it a little, and start doing budget rally racing with it.

seriousracer 02-19-2012 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dukeryder (Post 18025386)
Some of these things are bargains these days. A lot of these models or packages were dumped in the 00s. Seems like a lot of the auto companies went bland for decade.

Here's one I owned:
A 1993 Ford Taurus SHO w/5spd. I loved the motor, you could shift at 7K Rpm all day long and it had a sweet exhaust tone. Mine was blue just like this one and that a "Special Edition" badge on it. Bought it for $3K in 2000.
http://www.stangbangers.com/1993_TaurusSHO_Pic2.jpg


Bendix was doing the development on the brakes on three of those..

Buddy who is slightly older then me. had one to test drive..

I don't know what they did to the production ones. but the one he had ...Could and Would light the tires in ever gear, and at any time.

Rode in a factory Typhoon that had the factory mods done to it when i went to 4l80e school.
four of us in it. Me being the lightest at 160 pounds ... It burned all four tires off on a few launches..
and when it it hooked it made a ZR1 corvette look extremely slow with four people in it.


the Galant VR4 some guys who rent my one house are into those .... they have sub 12 second daily driver grocery getters...

kobudo28 02-19-2012 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hardware02 (Post 18025577)
Didn't those cars have a Yamaha engine?

I worked on the pit crew (12 and 24 hour races) for a team that ran a four car SHO team in the Firestone Firehawk series. They had sponsorship from Ford and the guy who created the teanage mutant ninja turtles. Each car was painted in the colors of each one of the four ninja turtles. We had quite a following with the kids. :lol3

The cars were not the fastest in class, but they did better on fuel than most of the otheres and were very reliable. They had a pretty good bark out of the race exhaust too.

Zman1 02-19-2012 04:58 PM

I worked in the office for the local GMC dealer when the Syclone and Typhoon came out. Found a better job and on the last day of work I went to the sales manager and asked him jokingly if I could take the Syclone on the bank run today. He looked at me, smiled, and threw the very guarded keys to me. The bank run that day seemed to take 2 hours instead of the usual half hour. :evil and double :evil:evil !!!! I pulled up to a stop light and a hopped up El Camino pulled along side. He revved his engine and took off when the light turned green. I let him get half way through the intersection before I punched it. He had no idea what the black blur was that blew past him. Those things were/are very quick/fast!!!!

DriveShaft 02-19-2012 04:59 PM

I always thought these VW Corrados were pretty nice.

http://www.designercars.net/biler/VW-Corrado-64546.jpg

LuciferMutt 02-19-2012 05:18 PM

Oh man, I wanted a 3000GT VR4 in the worst way. The base models were FWD turds but the VR4 was an AWD beast with nearly 300 HP.

Bueller 02-19-2012 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LuciferMutt (Post 18026367)
Oh man, I wanted a 3000GT VR4 in the worst way. The base models were FWD turds but the VR4 was an AWD beast with nearly 300 HP.

They actually were 300 hp, and were 320 hp in their later years.

I was a Mitsu Tech for 8 years in the '90's. I made a lot of money off of those cars. Very cramped engine compartments, comparatively fragile drivetrains, and other high maintenance needs meant I got a lot of work out of them.


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