Junkyard Treasure: 2007 Ford Taurus SE

The Ford Motor Company offered near 10 million instances of the 1986-2007 Taurus/Sable midsize cars, making it among one of the most effective items in business background. Sales of the fourth-generation variation continued to be rather solid right into the center 2000 s, the employers in Dearborn desired even more focus on vehicles as well as an auto that still revealed much of its center-1990 s style simply appeared also dated to proceed. The Taurus mosted likely to fleet-only sales in very early 2006, with manufacturing stopping entirely near completion of that year. Some 2007- model-year autos handled to leave the Atlanta plant as well as make it onto the road prior to the actual end, as well as I have actually had the ability to discover among those historical makers in a Denver-area boneyard.

Use the Taurus name proceeded in the 2008 version year, yet those autos were rebadged as well as rather changed 5 Hundreds, based upon a Volvo-designed framework as well as unrelated tothe revolutionary early Taurus/Sable The Freestyle ended up being the Taurus X that year, more complicated issues. I would certainly been looking for a thrown out last-year-of-production “actual” Taurus for a long time, in addition to an example of the last year of the Taurus station wagon; I discovered both in the exact same backyard last month.

The last year for a manual-transmission Taurus included the last of the V6-powered SHOs in 1995 (the non-SHO five-speed-manual Tauruses were extremely unusual, with manufacturing finishing in 1989, yet I’ve managed to find one in a junkyard). The four-cylinder Taurus engine (two-thirds of a 1961 Thriftmaster straight-six as well as initially made for the Pace) vanished after1991 For 2006 as well as 2007, the only engine you might enter a brand-new Taurus was the age-old 3.0-liter Vulcan, a layout going back to the extremely initial year of the Taurus.

So, a fleet-only no-frills cars and truck with a layout that looks 15 years older than it actually is … yet often the Treasure component of a Junkyard Gem is discovered in the background lesson it supplies.

Maybe a layout from the previous century is finest referred to as “straightforward style.”

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