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    Mustang SVO

    I am just considering the idea of looking for a Mustang SVO. My son (16 years old) likes the Fox Body and I had a 85 GT. But, the SVO has always intrigued me. Love my daily driver Marauder but wanted to get some opinions. Perhaps to keep me from spending money on another car I don't need

    Look at this one: Love the green:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rm3TwLLLh4

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    Small world!!.....my brother and I have both stopped over to Fleming's in Rockville to look at that exact SVO Mustang.
    It's pretty....and pretty pricey!
    Sage Green is a very rare color...probably because it was so close to Army Green.

    BTW: My brother is selling his special edition 1984 GT350 Mustang.
    5.0 V8, 5 speed, T-Tops, TRX
    It is VERY clean.
    IIRC he is asking $7,000.
    Last edited by Joe Walsh; 11-20-2018 at 02:13 PM.
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    1984 Mustang GT 2.3 Turbo Convertible FI. 5 speed manual
    1966 427 Cobra (ERA) 468 all Aluminum FE 2x4bbl 5 speed manual
    1999 Ranger 3.sl0w DD/Beater

    SOLD : 2003 Mercury Marauder FI. 4 speed Auto
    w/Crower Cams & Springs, +1mm SS valves, mild port job on the cylinder heads.
    Extrude honed intake w/PHP spacer.
    Kooks Headers w/2.5" High Flow Cats & X-Pipe, Magnaflow mufflers, OEM tailpipes w/Megs Tips
    B&M Trans cooler w/fan, Level 10 Shift Kit, Art Carr Hughes Deep Sump Trans Pan,
    SVO Rearend Girdle, Redline Gear lube; OEM 3.55s
    'Real Gauges' + matching Trans Temp, Oil Temp, Water Temp, Fuel Pressure, Vacuum/Boost Gauge
    Built: 10/15/02 Bought: 12/16/02 Sold: 10/15/18

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    Opinion Buy Mustang SVO?

    Definitely on the high side. My '85 had T Tops... No air conditioning. Replaced the auto choke with a cable. Clutch was heavy cable. Was a good car. Crushed the head of a valve push rod once. Sounded bad but replaced easily.
    Last edited by Greg; 11-15-2018 at 02:11 PM.

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    Just say NO....

    Having had several fox bodies, I can tell you: leave the '80's back in the '80's, ESPECIALLY when $18K will get you a two year old modern Mustang with the 300 hp 2.3 turbo. The newer one will be everything this one wasn't. This car was a nice try for the time, but even new they were way more expensive than the 5.0 and slow.

    This car had the weak 7.5" diff, if the heater core hasn't been done count on doing that ...miserable job. I seem to remember when you jam on the brakes, the passenger seat flips forward, no lock button on that.

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    All good points. I had an '85 as well. Of course modern vehicles can outperform older cars, including a stock marauder. Doesn't mean I don't like the car. My own approach is not to try to chase horsepower and keep them mostly stock (have 4.10 gears in my marauder). Just my way of enjoying the cars. Hard to beat newer car performance. Of course the panther platform is great to modify .... Each his own. Decisions Decisions ....

    I know I shouldn't even think about it ... definitely not at that price but others ...

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    Greg:

    At 5 grand I like that SVO, at 18G I don't...and not for my kid. That car is too old/brittle, in my opinion. At least a 1993 GT or Cobra will have an airbag...

    Actually, my 2001 GT was a great all-around car, except for the overstuffed front seats. Great deals to be had in the 2003-04 years including the S/C Cobras, bet you could find a Cobra for 18 big ones. Or a nice GT for 5.

    Thing about the Marauder is: it is fast enough stock and can be pretty damn fast with a few mods, and the other thing is NO one makes a car this roomy anymore...so there is a uniqueness factor. Maybe me being 6-03", 250 lbs I value that more than the typical Mazda 6/Camry owner.

    ---bottom line is = your money so...whatever floats your boat! Here's a scary one(boosted, bigger turbo)... locally (1 hr away from EC) but might be a good car, has A/C....(I think a "Dino Sheet" was what Fred/Barney used to record data in 6,000,000 BC before dynamometers were invented. 1 Brontosaurus power = 2,000 HP. LOL.)

    https://frederick.craigslist.org/cto...711515973.html
    Last edited by Agent2006; 11-15-2018 at 06:13 PM. Reason: added info

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    It may not be factor for you, but a 16 year old's insurance for a mustang will be alot of $. Unfortunately, too many young drivers have gotten into the small car, higher hp issues and have had accidents. It might be worth checking with your insurance guy before finalizing. Good luck with your search
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    I have a 95 manual camry for the boy. He just likes Fox Bodies so something to do/have together. Much like the marauder. Except the Marauder is my daily driver (today's snow - camry)
    Last edited by Greg; 11-16-2018 at 05:32 AM.

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    Always loved the SVO. Someone offered me a trade for Stick Vic on a driver quality SVO, but at the time, I really liked Stick Vic better...if that guy found me now, I might take him up on the offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I have 95 manual camry for the boy. He just likes Fox Bodies so something to do/have together. Much like the marauder. Except the Marauder is my daily driver (today's snow - camry)
    Nothing wrong with sharing, bonding etc with your son. Hope you guys enjoy the hunt to find one.
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    Thanks to Marty O for his help in updating this car.

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    Yeah older cars are more work. Of course my marauder has rebuilt engine, new front suspension, steering, brakes, etc. I love it. Oh the insanity ....

    I do appreciate everyone's opinion. Nice to hear some different perspectives.

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    I always liked the SVO and the effort that Ford put into developing 'something different'.
    I remember my first drive in a friend's '85 SVO wayyy back when.
    He had me drive fast and then hit the brakes hard.....
    Holy crap! That thing stopped on a dime!
    Made me realize how lame my '85 GT's brakes really were.....
    10" front rotors and 9" drums out back tasked with stopping a car that I had allegedly topped out at 138.5 mph stock and 144 mph after a cam, H-pipe and shorty headers.
    In 1986 that was hustling!
    Last edited by Joe Walsh; 11-16-2018 at 02:23 PM.
    2017 Ford Fusion Sport DFI. Twin Turbo V6 6 speed Auto 14.000 ET bone stock in 82 degree heat
    1985 Mustang GT 5.0 Hatchback 4bbl 5 speed manual
    1984 Mustang GT 2.3 Turbo Convertible FI. 5 speed manual
    1966 427 Cobra (ERA) 468 all Aluminum FE 2x4bbl 5 speed manual
    1999 Ranger 3.sl0w DD/Beater

    SOLD : 2003 Mercury Marauder FI. 4 speed Auto
    w/Crower Cams & Springs, +1mm SS valves, mild port job on the cylinder heads.
    Extrude honed intake w/PHP spacer.
    Kooks Headers w/2.5" High Flow Cats & X-Pipe, Magnaflow mufflers, OEM tailpipes w/Megs Tips
    B&M Trans cooler w/fan, Level 10 Shift Kit, Art Carr Hughes Deep Sump Trans Pan,
    SVO Rearend Girdle, Redline Gear lube; OEM 3.55s
    'Real Gauges' + matching Trans Temp, Oil Temp, Water Temp, Fuel Pressure, Vacuum/Boost Gauge
    Built: 10/15/02 Bought: 12/16/02 Sold: 10/15/18

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    Weird this topic came up. I saw a red one a couple days ago driving the opposite way I was going. Haven't seen one in many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent2006 View Post
    Greg:

    At 5 grand I like that SVO, at 18G I don't...and not for my kid. That car is too old/brittle, in my opinion.

    Here's a scary one(boosted, bigger turbo)... locally (1 hr away from EC) but might be a good car, has A/C....(I think a "Dino Sheet" was what Fred/Barney used to record data in 6,000,000 BC before dynamometers were invented. 1 Brontosaurus power = 2,000 HP. LOL.)

    https://frederick.craigslist.org/cto...711515973.html

    1985.5 SVO!
    Best SVO made...good looking flush 'euro' headlights with 205 HP/248 TRQ.
    Not sure what that is in 'Dino' HP...lol

    Nice looking car for the money being asked.

    Remember that FORD relied on a knowledgeable driver because they had a 'Regular' and 'Premium' fuel switch in the console depending on what you pumped in the tank.
    Imagine leaving that choice to owners of Turbo cars nowadays!!??
    2017 Ford Fusion Sport DFI. Twin Turbo V6 6 speed Auto 14.000 ET bone stock in 82 degree heat
    1985 Mustang GT 5.0 Hatchback 4bbl 5 speed manual
    1984 Mustang GT 2.3 Turbo Convertible FI. 5 speed manual
    1966 427 Cobra (ERA) 468 all Aluminum FE 2x4bbl 5 speed manual
    1999 Ranger 3.sl0w DD/Beater

    SOLD : 2003 Mercury Marauder FI. 4 speed Auto
    w/Crower Cams & Springs, +1mm SS valves, mild port job on the cylinder heads.
    Extrude honed intake w/PHP spacer.
    Kooks Headers w/2.5" High Flow Cats & X-Pipe, Magnaflow mufflers, OEM tailpipes w/Megs Tips
    B&M Trans cooler w/fan, Level 10 Shift Kit, Art Carr Hughes Deep Sump Trans Pan,
    SVO Rearend Girdle, Redline Gear lube; OEM 3.55s
    'Real Gauges' + matching Trans Temp, Oil Temp, Water Temp, Fuel Pressure, Vacuum/Boost Gauge
    Built: 10/15/02 Bought: 12/16/02 Sold: 10/15/18

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