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Old 02-19-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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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.


I liked the Thunderbird SC too.


GM made a bunch, think they all are in the bone yard though


Stealth/3000GT


Galant VR4


Subaru SVX
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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I kinda have a thing for 80's/90's GM muscle
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:34 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:43 PM   #4
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Love those!

I nearly bought a used one once - the interior was rough and it had high kms (for the price they were asking).
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:33 AM   #5
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I kinda have a thing for 80's/90's GM muscle
So did GM have a thing in the showroom that said, "Your Mullet must be at least this long to make a purchase"?
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:00 AM   #6
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So did GM have a thing in the showroom that said, "Your Mullet must be at least this long to make a purchase"?
Show me a faster (comparable) vehicle any given year from any other mfg.

There was no Crown Victoria SS, No 13 second 89 Dodge anything, The Lightning was a solid competitor, but nobody was doing a Turbo'd AWD SUV in 92, and that makes em cool in anybody's book
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:10 AM   #7
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:15 AM   #8
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Show me a faster (comparable) vehicle any given year from any other mfg.

There was no Crown Victoria SS, No 13 second 89 Dodge anything, The Lightning was a solid competitor, but nobody was doing a Turbo'd AWD SUV in 92, and that makes em cool in anybody's book
I didn't say they weren't fast or cool, I just said something about Mullets before anyone else did......and the M5 would slay em all.......hate to say it but true. BTW I always wanted a Typhoon.....or the picup version..I forget it's moniker.
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:38 PM   #9
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Show me a faster (comparable) vehicle any given year from any other mfg.

There was no Crown Victoria SS, No 13 second 89 Dodge anything, The Lightning was a solid competitor, but nobody was doing a Turbo'd AWD SUV in 92, and that makes em cool in anybody's book
Typhoons and Syclones are still cool especially since they're so rare. but don't be so quick to dismiss Ford and Dodge they had some quick shit besides the Lightning.
Dodge:
1992 Viper RT/10 13.10@108 488 V10 400 six-speed 3.07 CD 7/92
dodge omni glh 10's 1/4 mile

Granted those aren't the GLHS' factory numbers but it doesn't take much tweaking to tune em up to go faster.
Ford:
1995 Mustang Cobra R 13.67@102.82 351 300 five-speed 3.27 MCR A/S 95
Thunderbird Supercoupe with a little added boost could easily get in the 13s or lower.
The SHOs were 14 second cars on a good day

Yes the E34 M5 had a 1/4 mile time of 13.3 @ 108mph
oh and it looks a HELL of a lot better than any F-body out of the 80s/90s,


The only other 1st Gen S-10 the GM made that I think was worth a shit besides the Syclone/Typhoon


Kinda funny though, since the Ford Ranger still is relevant in off-road racing and I don't know of anyone ever racing an S-10
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:27 AM   #10
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Typhoons and Syclones are still cool especially since they're so rare. but don't be so quick to dismiss Ford and Dodge they had some quick shit besides the Lightning.
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The SHOs were 14 second cars on a good day
Don't forget that a Spirit R/T would blow the doors off any SHO any day!!!

I ran high 13's all day long on all season 205/60 tires with only a 2.5" exhaust system on it!!!

There was a stock engined, big turboed and intercoolered, 3" exhausted one in Tampa that laid over 500whp down.

Look up 4sfed4!!!
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:22 AM   #11
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Show me a faster (comparable) vehicle any given year from any other mfg.

There was no Crown Victoria SS, No 13 second 89 Dodge anything, The Lightning was a solid competitor, but nobody was doing a Turbo'd AWD SUV in 92, and that makes em cool in anybody's book
The Mercedes 300GD would argue with your turbo AWD SUV.

And it's a diesel.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:41 AM   #12
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The Mercedes 300GD would argue with your turbo AWD SUV.
Mine wouldn't.

Old VW buses, bicyclists, geese, maybe-- but not your average SUV. I did outrun a 6.2L Hummer once, come to think o fit.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:30 PM   #13
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The Mercedes 300GD would argue with your turbo AWD SUV.

And it's a diesel.
Um, our 300GD won't stomp much of anything...



Except a lot of things off road...

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Old 08-04-2012, 09:18 AM   #14
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Show me a faster (comparable) vehicle any given year from any other mfg.

There was no Crown Victoria SS, No 13 second 89 Dodge anything, The Lightning was a solid competitor, but nobody was doing a Turbo'd AWD SUV in 92, and that makes em cool in anybody's book

I had a Spirit R/T and a Typhoon at the same time. Care to guess which was faster? Oh, I bought the Spirit to keep the miles down on the Typhoon.

Both stock, Spirit walked the Ty. It also held door to door with my buddies '87 GN, and those nice new LT1 F-bodies.


There were plenty others, but that one was the most fun.
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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.
Didn't those cars have a Yamaha engine?
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