The 90’s Taurus SHO will become a future classic I think?
From The Seller:This 1991 Taurus SHO 5-speed was purchased by a Ford employee (Worked for Ford for forty years). He had a small collection of classic Fords and this was one of his daily drivers. It’s all stock with no modifications and was garage kept until last year. It has been under a carport since then. The original owner passed away last year and I purchased the car from the estate. It’s a west coast car with no rust or no sun damage inside or out. I have all records since new. No dents, dings, or paint damage. No interior flaws, or cracks. Nonsmoker, no pets. 100% survivor car. Runs flawless, everything works except the stereo (have not figured out why yet).
Apparently, in ’91 only the Taurus SHO was offered a package called the PLUS package consisting of several cosmetic upgrades. Also offered was a partial PLUS package, meaning it only had a couple of upgrades.
Many assume that a Chevrolet Camaro and a Pontiac Firebird are essentially the same car. At their inception in 1967, they were very similar; the difference primarily being the engines and the notable Pontiac proboscis. The most significant difference in motive power belonged to Pontiac with its Overhead Cam (OHC) inline six-cylinder engine option and that’s exactly what we are going to review today. This beautiful 1967 Pontiac Firebird Sprint is located in Ontario, New York and is available here on eBay for a current bid of $8,699.
We have all seen those couches made out of ’57 Chevy or Cadillac tails. While creative, their use is limited. This sweet looking Bullitt desk is a different story though. In fact, I think it would be the perfect addition to Barn Finds HQ. The $5k price tag here on eBay might prevent that from happening, but let’s take a closer look anyway.
Recently, we profiled a Cadillac Eldorado coupe which had been photographed several times over the years as part of large junkyard collection in Rhode Island. You can read the full post here on Barn Finds, and today, a few Barn Finds readers joined me to check out this storied facility, which is in the process of clearing out decades of cars and trucks. This pair – including a Pontiac GTO with a stick – is just a morsel of what we found inside.
UPDATE – Barn Finds first featured these cars when they were found back in 2017. Then they were listed on eBay in 2018 and got bid up to $200k! Well, they showed up again this year at a Barret-Jackson auction where they only got bid up to $67,100… What?! It was a no reserve auction too. How did this happen??? Read more here
From Reader Jonathan H – So it’s kind of a long story but here goes… I had a Corvette Coupe and I was cleaning the engine compartment one day when I found a metal ID tag on the radiator from a radiator shop in Saginaw Michigan. I called the shop to see if they remembered working on the car and if they knew who the owner was back then. They gave me the owners name and I found his phone number through Google. I called him up to talk to him about the Corvette he used to own and he thought I was calling about another black Corvette, a convertible :). I said what convertible? He said the 435 hp black convertible. Isn’t that the car you are calling on? I said no but I would love to hear about it!
Noel Bangert launched his first car to the public in 1954. Called the ‘Stag’, it was modeled after Indianapolis race cars and was raced on the West Coast by famous drivers such as Bill Pollack at Willow Springs and other tracks.
Spurred on by success, Noel brought out his second car in 1955 called the Manta Ray aimed at both the sports and race car market. His second car met with great acclaim with production reaching 20 to 30 cars and bodies. Magazines featured his sports cars and racing versions appeared on the West Coast. It even appeared at the 1955 Petersen (Hot Rod, Motor Trend Magazines) Motorama.
This Manta Ray was purchased as a body by Elwood Cauffman of Whittier, CA, who built a custom tubular frame and installed a rebuilt high performance V8 engine. This is one of four known Bangert Manta Ray sports cars that exist today (Source conceptcarz.com)