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Stopped in to check out this '97 SHO on a local lot today.

About a month ago I seen a red SHO on a small town sales lot. With the hours I work, the lot was always closed (pass it at 6 am on the way to work pass it again at 7 pm on the way home) I had one chance to stop by the lot and by that time the car was gone. The lot owner said he traded it for a horse trailer, he did give me the number of the guy who has it. The lot owner knew it was a SHO, but he deals with mostly older cars - said it has remote start and all kinds of neat stuff for a Taurus. He had some 5-speeds in the past.

I left and called the number but never could get a answer. O well.

It's now back on the lot! I had a chance today to stop by and check it out.







Took video of my experience trying to figure out the remote start. The horn blows!



SHO on sales lot - YouTube



This car is from Connecticut and is rusted bad but runs good. No idea if the cams are welded or not, has 138,000 some odd miles. The lot owner said he didn't have the title back yet and the car would need a body donor if someone did by it. I was told the guy who traded for the car said his wife kept spinning the tires, LOL. I have to many cars and don't plan on buying a rusty V8, even if I can do a body swap (which would be kick ass in a gen 4 Sable!). I figured somebody would be itching to get this before it ended up in a junk yard.

Sonny's auto sales in Blaine, Tennessee 37709 (865) 933-1949

Not far from Knoxville or Morristown, TN. Like I said, at this time it will be a few weeks to get the title. The lot owner doesn't advertise his cars, this is one of those local see it, want it, buy it lots so some cars are on the property for a long time.


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I'd be all over that if it weren't for my current project.

I'd love to make a V8 Wagon. How much was he asking for it?


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I'd be all over that if it weren't for my current project.

I'd love to make a V8 Wagon. How much was he asking for it?
Oh no, now you have me thinking about an 8 in my wagon. Kid haulin demands I have a wagon but doesn't stop me from considering more ponies under the hood.

It's SHO time!


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I'd be all over that if it weren't for my current project.

I'd love to make a V8 Wagon. How much was he asking for it?
Still on the lot! He told me $950 and that's taking a huge loss.


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If it was still in CT I would buy it as a parts car lol.


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If it was still in CT it would be selling for a lot more. lol

It's SHO time!


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950!? Dang. Yea I bet he's taking a hit.

You should drag it down to your place of business double negative and end the guy's troubles, lol.

I'd buy the hood and trunk lid if they aren't rusted and hail dented. My trunk lid, roof, and hood are littered in hail dents.

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950!? Dang. Yea I bet he's taking a hit.

You should drag it down to your place of business double negative and end the guy's troubles, lol.

I'd buy the hood and trunk lid if they aren't rusted and hail dented. My trunk lid, roof, and hood are littered in hail dents.
You and me both, as well as the occasional HUGE dent from Gail force acorns from the stupid hurricanes.


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