Current Prices for "Nice" Super Coupes

All the above observations are true. The SC’s get no respect in the collector car market. People seem to forget what a performance car was in 1989. Car and Driver after 12 months got a 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds and the quarter mile in the low 15’s and a top speed of 141 mph which was very impressive for a 4000+ lb luxury car. Also the SC had more torque than the 5.0 mustang. As a product of its time the SC was a great car. I purchased mine new. It was ordered in December 1988 but not delivered until April 1989, due to the pre delivery recall to replace the cast crankshaft with a forged one. The cast crank couldn’t handle the torque. This was discovered through testing by some police departments, I think Dearborn and Phoenix if my memory serves me correctly. Our is the poster car, Titanium aka silver, titanium leather interior, sunroof, 5speed, premium sound, cd and cassette player, a fully loaded specimen. Fast forward 35 years I still own it- 18000 miles. It is fully documented- window sticker, welcoming letter from Ford, all recall letters, dealer brochures, shop manual set, virtually everything that was available for the car in 1989. Other than routine maintenance I’ve only had replace the battery about every 5 years, just replaced the tires 6 years ago, and the serpentine belt. I recently replaced the temperature sensor. Also the radio and cd player had to be rebuilt since capacitors go over time. Other than that It’s as it left the factory. It spent it’s entire life in a climate controlled building. I add a few miles every year to keep things operational. It has been awarded an AACA award at Hershey and has received several preservation awards. That being said I would not sell it for less than MSRP, approximately 25K. As was stated above people look for a steal. A cheap SC could cost many thousands more than 25K to get in the condition mine is. I know from experience having restored or refurbished 12 collector cars. Mine truly is a turnkey, roadworthy car. So I will continue to enjoy it until someone steps up with the appropriate offer.
 
All the above observations are true. The SC’s get no respect in the collector car market. People seem to forget what a performance car was in 1989. Car and Driver after 12 months got a 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds and the quarter mile in the low 15’s and a top speed of 141 mph which was very impressive for a 4000+ lb luxury car. Also the SC had more torque than the 5.0 mustang. As a product of its time the SC was a great car. I purchased mine new. It was ordered in December 1988 but not delivered until April 1989, due to the pre delivery recall to replace the cast crankshaft with a forged one. The cast crank couldn’t handle the torque. This was discovered through testing by some police departments, I think Dearborn and Phoenix if my memory serves me correctly. Our is the poster car, Titanium aka silver, titanium leather interior, sunroof, 5speed, premium sound, cd and cassette player, a fully loaded specimen. Fast forward 35 years I still own it- 18000 miles. It is fully documented- window sticker, welcoming letter from Ford, all recall letters, dealer brochures, shop manual set, virtually everything that was available for the car in 1989. Other than routine maintenance I’ve only had replace the battery about every 5 years, just replaced the tires 6 years ago, and the serpentine belt. I recently replaced the temperature sensor. Also the radio and cd player had to be rebuilt since capacitors go over time. Other than that It’s as it left the factory. It spent it’s entire life in a climate controlled building. I add a few miles every year to keep things operational. It has been awarded an AACA award at Hershey and has received several preservation awards. That being said I would not sell it for less than MSRP, approximately 25K. As was stated above people look for a steal. A cheap SC could cost many thousands more than 25K to get in the condition mine is. I know from experience having restored or refurbished 12 collector cars. Mine truly is a turnkey, roadworthy car. So I will continue to enjoy it until someone steps up with the appropriate offer.
Very well said, with the few remaining super coupes left, and a majority of the sc owners are on here or on the facebook groups we should do a better job as the stewards of these wonderful cars. There’s no reason that the prices shouldn’t be climbing with the limited numbers made versus what’s left after 30 plus years.
 
Back
Top