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Old 08-02-2001, 16:56   #1 (permalink)
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oh wow!

a high-revving 32Valve DOHC V6 backed by a 5-speed manual tranny in a station wagon... I LOVE IT... too bad I don't have the money.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cg...item=593677233
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Old 08-02-2001, 19:03   #2 (permalink)
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WHA??

Whoa a manual in a Station Wagon?!? NEVER heard of that before, I thought they built those things for crusing.. my dad has one, an 87 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, all I know is that its a 5 - liter and it is a dawg I swear to god it doesnt even do anything when you floor it. But for an 87 its pretty advanced power everything, all kinds of sensors for just about anything you can imagine, power seats everytime i get into it, I just cant help but think about that movie With Chevy Chase, "National Lampoons Vacation" BUT its been a pretty good car it has 197K miles on it I just cant help but chuckle... We call it the "Weenie Wagon"!
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Old 08-02-2001, 19:35   #3 (permalink)
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That wagon was custom made. I believe they just welded a wagon back end onto an SHO. There are a few other SHO wagons, but they are just regular Taurus wagons with SHO drivetrains swapped in. Ford only produces 2 factory SHO station wagons.
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Old 08-03-2001, 01:48   #4 (permalink)
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Easier

Would be easier to just take a factory wagon and swap the front clip and body kit, suspension and drivetrain rather than weld on the wagon portion. But who knows? The wagon does look a bit odd, but it could be that the image is crimped making it look different. Still pretty cool, 6.6 seconds 0-60 for a wagon!! Actually, factory MT-5 Taurus Wagons were manual trans from Ford.....there are quite a few other wagons with manuals around, mostly European stuff.
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Old 08-03-2001, 06:41   #5 (permalink)
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Weenie Wagons

Yea, now that you say about it I have seen some manuals in the smaller station wagaons, (like the escorts) but when I think of a station all that comes to mind is this huge ass vehicle like the oldsmobiles and the really old ford station wagons and I just cant see them having a stick.
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Re: SHO Wagon

Hey Guys, that's a super rare car!
Being a wagon, the suspension would be heavier too and would handel quite well!
This would make a great company car for Olympic, if he hasn't bought already!
This wagon will cost a lot less than a boxey Turbo Volvo wagon!
If it wasn't in US funds, I'd buy it today!
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Old 08-03-2001, 09:08   #7 (permalink)
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Wagon info

To clear up some SHO wagon stuff. Ford did make two factory SHO Wagons. They just took the engine/drivetrain, body kit , and interior and adapted it to an existing wagon. One was red and the other one was white. They were both 3.2/automatic cars. One of which featured the stock 16" slicer rims, and was the one tested by Car and Driver in April of 1993. The white one had 17" Corsa rims on it and was used to test the braking system of the 1994 Cobra brakes. You can read about them both here:

Red (Car and Driver article): http://www.klimesgroup.com/SHowagon/cdarticle.htm

Red/White (shotimes.com): http://www.shotimes.com/SHO2wagon.html

White custom GL wagon with SHO drivetrain:http://www.klimesgroup.com/SHowagon/

I personally think that white one looks kick ass, but I would have done like the green one and swapped in the 5-speed/3.0L combo. The green one on e-bay was like G said, wagon with the engine/transaxle, suspension, wheels, interior, body kit... everythign that differentiated SHO from sedan put on it. It is much easier to convert the wagon to an SHO than to convert the SHO to a wagon.

My fondness for station wagons started early in life. My parents bought a 1977 Dodge Aspen wagon with the 225 slant-6/3-speed auto when I was 6 months old. The car is still running, still in the family, still my mom's daily to-and-from work car. I drove it the first three years of college. It crossed 300,000 miles in my posession. I'll post a pic when i get home.

Many wagons come with a manual tranny.. just not here! My favorite two wagons in the world are the Volvo 850 R and the Audi RS4 Avant. The Volvo R came with a 5-speed in Canada and Europe only, automatic only in the states. The Audi RS4 Avant was basically an Audi 90 wagon body over top of a Porsche Carerra 4 drivetrain. It was probaby the most kick-ass wagon to date. It was only sold in England and South Africa.

But hey, the states you can order a BMW 540i Touring with a manaul.. 6-speed no less. OOOOH... there's an idea... M5 Touring.

Ok.. enough about wagons.
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