View Poll Results: Whats more desirable, 35th 5spd or 94/95 5spd

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    48 36.92%
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Thread: Whats more desirable, 35th 5spd or 94-95 5spd

  1. #1
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    Whats more desirable, 35th 5spd or 94-95 5spd

    I'm just kind of curious what everyone thinks, I'm bias because I own a 35th. For the people who don't own either it would be interesting to see what they think.

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    I would love to have a 5-speed Anni.

    Heck, I would like a 5-speed SC period
    1989 Silver 5 speed Supercoupe

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    I don't believe the 147 5-speed Anny myth.

    Once I started looking for one I found several without trying much.

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    I don't either, but I still don't think more than 6 or 7 hundred were built.

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    I couldn't decide, so I have one of each.
    Kurt K (e-mail)
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    '92 SC AOD -- 11.521s @ 116.748mph, 2.0 AR power
    . . . . . . . . . -- 13.547s @ 101.01 mph, only w/ bolt-ons
    '95 SC 5spd -- All Stock, except 17" Simmons wheels.
    '90 SC 35th Anny 5spd -- 3rd owner, 16k miles
    2 '89 XR7 5spd's -- on their way out, really!

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    I voted for the 35th, assuming both are in equal shape. The 35th seats are without a doubt my favorite factory seat in any car I've sat in. Plus I prefer the earlier body style and dashboard to the 94/95s.

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    Are you looking for collectebility?

    It easier to find an Anny as they are all the same, You get the black interior and the same paint scheme.
    With the 95 5spd you need to find the correct color and interior. Makes it for a harder car to find if you are picky. So its a better market for the 95s because of this complication. You also get a newer car when you buy 95 cars.

    But 20 years from now the Anniversary will be the one people will look for since that is the trim that Ford but extra effort to distinguish them from the rest.
    1994 Supercoupe 5spd Custom Modded. 2010 Shootout-Best Custom Award-415WHP off the bottle-12.2535 @112.18 off the bottle. Best HP to date 445whp Best TQ to date 516ft/lbs Modified with the 1% $$
    1990 35th 5spd 2011 Carlisle 1st place class winner. 12.9@108MPH 1.9/60fts Modified with the 99% $$
    2 SCs 12sec club member.

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    I have a 94 5-spd... MORE interested in an Anni!

    LOVE the Extra effort they put in the early Anni SCs.
    SCCoA Member #436 since 1997, US Army(Retired)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt K View Post
    I couldn't decide, so I have one of each.
    I'm working that I'll be adding a 94 5spd to my flock in a few years.

    -Melon

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    This is a highly personal choice, and dependent upon a number of factors from the prospective owner's perspective. There is no "right" or "wrong" answer.

    Disclaimer: I'd like to have any of these cars in nice, original, low-mileage condition. I don't dislike any SC year or model. They are all desireable and collectible.

    But, since I don't yet own any of the subject models, here are my priorities, and why I chose the way I did:

    1st. = 1995 5-speed: The rarest of the SC models produced; which puts it at the top of my list. Also, the added attraction of the last year of production. Since I already own a reference-grade 1989 5-speed, I'd like to have the 1995 to "book-end" the production years. Also, since I already own a early model, a later model will be a nice contrast; interior, body style, etc. All this makes the 1995 5-speed a shoe-in for me.

    2nd. = 1994 5-speed: The second rarest SC in production. Not the last year production, so it loses some interest from me on that point. But, since it also represents the later body style, it would still make a nice contrast to my 89. Still, not a 95, so points off in my book.

    3rd. = 1990 35th. 5-speed: Since I already own an 89 and 90, another early body style holds less appeal for me. There are also no firm numbers stating how many 5-speeds were built (hearsay doesn't count), so that gives me a little heartburn, from a collector's standpoint. Also, the 35th. was basically a paint and trim appearance package; there were no performance differences from other 90 SC's. Also, and this is purely a personal preference, I'm not big on the overall look of the 35th. model. Something about the black/silver with black wheels just doesn't do it for me. Also not a big fan of the contrasting seat inserts; plus they're made from unobtainium if there is damage. All things being equal, I'd rather have a white, red, or titanium SC. I'd eventually like to have one of each year, all in 5-speed configuration. If a nice 35th. comes along, I'd jump on it. But if not, a "regular" 90 will do just fine.

    As stated above, this is a personal choice, so everyone can differ. Don't bust my chops if my choices don't line up with yours : )

    Cheers,

    JD

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    Quote Originally Posted by txsc View Post
    As stated above, this is a personal choice, so everyone can differ. Don't bust my chops if my choices don't line up with yours : )

    Cheers,

    JD
    You're wrong But since I already have 2 of the 3 in you're list, I don't really mind.
    Kurt K (e-mail)
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    '92 SC AOD -- 11.521s @ 116.748mph, 2.0 AR power
    . . . . . . . . . -- 13.547s @ 101.01 mph, only w/ bolt-ons
    '95 SC 5spd -- All Stock, except 17" Simmons wheels.
    '90 SC 35th Anny 5spd -- 3rd owner, 16k miles
    2 '89 XR7 5spd's -- on their way out, really!

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    I'm going with the 94-95's, in stock condition I think they're going to be the most desired based on the engine upgrades alone. I think it will be true for the autos too but the 5-speeds will be the most desired.
    The anny's definately have a following though and I guess there are probably more of those that have been preserved as new than any other models.
    Of course I think the either year 5-speed XR7 should be the most collectable.But rare does not always mean desireable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txsc View Post
    2nd. = 1994 5-speed: The second rarest SC in production.
    94 is the rarest of all model years, and I believe the 5-spd/auto numbers listed here are reversed. Still, I'd rather have a '94 5-spd over a '95.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txsc View Post
    plus they're made from unobtainium
    Sorry, just had to laugh at the statement.. Quite true on the seat inserts.. Very difficult to find an exact match. Some are close, and I'll eventually settle for close enough I think on mine...
    1990 Anniversary 5 speed: Built 4/90
    Motor is finally in and it is ALIVE!

    1990 Anniversary 5 speed parts car. Built 2/90


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo94SC View Post
    94 is the rarest of all model years, and I believe the 5-spd/auto numbers listed here are reversed. Still, I'd rather have a '94 5-spd over a '95.
    No, 1995 5-speeds are rarer than 1994 5-speeds. It's in the FAQ on the front page. Both are rare, but the 95 gets the nod for rarest. As far as total production goes, the 94's are rarest overall, but this discussion is about the 5-speeds specifically.

    JD

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