One-Off 1994 Ford Taurus SHO Pickup Conversion Is an Oddball Bargain at $7,500
It’s even got a five-speed manual.
Nowadays, just about every Ford truck comes with a decent amount of grunt under its hood. But if the Blue Oval's current selection of F-150 and Ranger models isn't unique enough to pique your interest, then this custom 1994 Taurus SHO pickup conversion hopefully is. Up for sale at Harry’s Toy Barn in Beloit, Kansas is a one-off, quasi-Ranchero remake for just $7,500.
Details from the description are quite limited, although one cliché rings true: pictures are worth a thousand words. Clearly, this oddball started life as a second-generation Taurus SHO before someone chopped off the sporty sedan's rear half from the B-pillar back. Then, they plopped on the bed from a Ranger of the same era.
Despite all the custom bodywork, which also appears to have gained some extra bracing on the underside, the Taurus SHO pickup retains its go-fast engine. Since this example has the five-speed manual transmission, we'll assume it packs the tried-and-true 3.0-liter Yamaha V6. That variant made 220 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque, a hair under the auto-only 3.2-liter's 215 pound-feet.
But the best part about this conversion is that it features the original five-speed manual versus the less desirable four-speed automatic transmission.
This particular “SHO Truck” made an appearance during the spring 2016 Mecum auction in Kansas City, where it sold for $4,500. With its current asking price of at Harry’s Toy Barn, it appears that the “rad tax” has hiked up the proposed value quite a bit. No worries, though, because whatever you're able to haggle the seller down to, you'll always have what is surely one of a kind.
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