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Well. I never thought the day would come so soon, but I found a '96 SHO on craigslist for $500. After consideration by dad, we went up to Ravenna and purchased this Rose Mist SHO for $400, and towed it home on the tow dolly.

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1996 Ford Taurus SHO.
3.4L Yamaha/Cosworth 32V DOHC V8
AX4N Automatic Trans
Rose Mist Metallic (Car #21 of 86 Rose Mist SHO's Produced)
Graphite Leather Interior
Mileage At Purchase: 119,631
Current Mileage: 126,500

Optional Equipment: PEP 211B (Power Sunroof, Keyless Entry System, Perimeter Anti-Theft, EATC , JBL Premium Audio System), 16" Chromies, Leather Seats, 6-Disc CD Changer, and Daytime Running Lamps.



I have ALL service records from new. Over $5,000 was spent on maintenance and repairs.

Sold new at Prestige Ford (now AutoNation Ford) in Bellevue, Washington.

Issues Resolved Since Purchase:
- Replacement Of: Alternator x2, MegaFuse, Brake Master Cylinder, Headlight Bulbs, Radio ICP Football, Passenger Sunvisor, Driver & Passenger Airbag, Windshield, Antenna & Base
- Brake Bleed
- Tire Rotation
- Transmission Fluid Flush & Filter Replacement
- Full Interior and Exterior Detail
- Camshaft Welding

Modification List:
- GenTex Auto Dim Rear View Mirror
- 1997-1999 OEM SHO V8 Fender Emblems
- LED Interior/Exterior Conversion
- 1998-1999 Center Console Cupholder Insert
- Gloss Black Vinyl Wrapped B & C Window Pillars

This is what it looked like when I picked it up:





And here's a recent shot to give you an idea of what a clean Rose Mist looks like:
 

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So the cam weld is soon, right?


Build date is March '96, around the 5th.
 

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Thanks everyone!

Dad said I have to keep it stock until the car gets put in my name. But Window tint, carbon fiber trim, LEDs, projector headlight conversion, and some other touches.
 

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Be careful with the mod budget since it sounds like you will have to spend a few bucks on getting it up to snuff first and you need to have a slush fund for the unexpected. A V8 SHO is not a ca$ual car.
 

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Great find, congratulations.
Cam welding is a must and should be done right after you fix the brakes IMO...otherwise that car will LOOK nice sitting there with tints, carbon fiber, and LED's
 

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Be careful with the mod budget since it sounds like you will have to spend a few bucks on getting it up to snuff first and you need to have a slush fund for the unexpected. A V8 SHO is not a ca$ual car.
Oh totally. While it was only $400, I do have the brains not to start modding without some sort of slush fund.

Great find, congratulations.
Cam welding is a must and should be done right after you fix the brakes IMO...otherwise that car will LOOK nice sitting there with tints, carbon fiber, and LED's
Thanks! I know it's a must and I am definitely going to check it before it goes on the road. If it isn't done I'll make an appointment with the welding teacher (professional welder) at my school to have it done very very soon.
So the car's name is Rosemist? Not Barney?
HA! I don't really have a name for it. Barney seems too childish, but that's what the previous owner's called it. So to make sure my log follows the rules I put Rosemist, plus, that draws attention to it :)
 

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Oh totally. While it was only $400, I do have the brains not to start modding without some sort of slush fund.
Not to mention you don't have a job lol. Will your parents pay for the mods?
 

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They're repairing the issues and then mods are up to me lol.
A projector retrofit isn't necessarily a cheap affair, you know lol
 

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So the guy that doesn't believe in preventative maintenance is on the hook for getting a possibly un-welded nonfunctional V8 SHO that hasn't had a trans pan drop in 80k made serviceable???:rolleyes2: :lol2:
 

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A projector retrofit isn't necessarily a cheap affair, you know lol

I saw four projector sets just sitting along the road in gutters this morning, it's very cheap. I also dodged streetglow and Rose Mist body panels in the parking lot at work. Not to mention the rolls and rolls of carbon fiber wrap.
 
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