Enthusiasts Conan O'Brien's Classic 1992 Ford Taurus SHO Is Still Alive

02:35  05 april  2018
02:35  05 april  2018 Source:   motor1.com

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For the record, it should be noted that a few folks in the Motor1.com family have a soft spot for the old Taurus SHO . That puts us in good company, or at the very least, some funny company with long-time late-night talk show host Conan O ’ Brien . The comedian’ s affinity for his green 1992 Ford Taurus has

For the record, it should be noted that a few folks in the Motor1.com family have a soft spot for the old Taurus SHO . That puts us in good company, or at the very least, some funny company with long-time late-night talk show host Conan O ’ Brien . The comedian’ s affinity for his green 1992 Ford Taurus has

For the record, it should be noted that a few folks in the Motor1.com family have a soft spot for the old Taurus SHO. That puts us in good company, or at the very least, some funny company with long-time late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien. The comedian’s affinity for his green 1992 Ford Taurus has been a long-running gag going all the way back to his days as the Late Night host on NBC.

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For the record, it should be noted that a few folks in the Motor1.com family have a soft spot for the old Taurus SHO . That puts us in good company, or. At the very least, some funny company with long-time late-night talk show host Conan O ’ Brien .

For the record, it should be noted that a few folks in the Motor1.com family have a soft spot for the old Taurus SHO . That puts us in good company, or. At the very least, some funny company with long-time late-night talk show host Conan O ’ Brien .

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the car, so long in fact that frankly we forgot about it. But then out of the blue it appeared just recently on his TBS show in an insurance bit, and we couldn’t not talk about it. After all, this vehicle is now 26 years old which makes it a bona-fide classic. And though the hood is never opened, we know there isn’t a boring Ford V6 in there, but a Yamaha-built 24-valve V6 that made these cars epic sleepers back in the day.

Conan O'Brien Ford Taurus SHO© Motor1.com Conan O'Brien Ford Taurus SHO

Conan would have us think the car is ratty and barely holding together, but knowing a thing or two about old SHOs, we believe the exact opposite is true. The headlights on these old Fords tend to fade rather dramatically at just a hint of sun, but the lenses on this car still look quite clear. We don’t see any bubbling in the window trim on the doors either, which is another common trait of a neglected SHO. When he opens the door, we can tell the driver seat is in mighty fine condition too; not at all blown apart like they get on cars with even modest age and mileage.

We’re not suggesting he keeps the car in a hermetically sealed chamber with guards stationed at the door. The paint does look a bit dull, especially the black mirrors and b-pillars. There are also the scratches on the doors, but that’s actually on the SHO-specific cladding, which conveniently enough can be replaced with ease in just a few minutes using a single, basic wrench.

It does make us happy, however, knowing that Conan is something of a car guy who owns and appreciates an old Taurus SHO.

Watch Conan and his car below..

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The company says it's "reinventing" the car, not doing away with it. Ford has decided to ditch nearly all of its cars in place of SUVs almost exclusively – only the Mustang and Focus Active will remain. The current Focus will go the way of the dodo later in the month, and the Fiesta and Taurus will follow shortly thereafter. But if you ask CEO Jim Hackett, Ford hasn’t killed off its cars at all. Instead, the blue oval is rethinking the idea of the car entirely.In an interview with Automotive News, Hackett said that "we're simply reinventing the American car," not doing away with it.

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