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    Default 1985 white SVO 60K miles

    This 1985 SVO has 60K original miles and is a real survivor. It has been in CA and NV its entire life. Clean title and clean Carfax. The vehicle is all stock except for a few tasteful modifications that can all quickly and easily be reversed: Invoices available upon request


    ∑ K&N Filter (I have the original air box)

    ∑ Upgraded Radio (blue tooth) and speakers

    ∑ H&R Sport Spring. Same spring rate just lowers car about an inch. Greatly improved stability (I have original springs)

    ∑ Sub-frame connectors and K brace to improve stability

    ∑ Magnaflow muffler and dual tail pipes


    I have always wanted one of these since they came out in 1984. It took 33 years but I can finally afford one. The previous owner was able to provide $8K in recent maintenance invoice. See below. I have since replaced the OEM Koni shocks (these cars came with Konis), added the aforementioned springs and braces. I also rebuilt the front brakes, changed the brake hoses and pads (Hawk) and gave the car a tune up. I have been driving this car daily for the last several weeks while I perform some repairs on my daily driver. Itís a real joy to drive, especially with the updated suspension and brake work. It has not been cut up in anyway. The paint is in really good shape for a car that is 33 years old. No material scratches or dings. Well documented including $10K in invoices over the last few years and the original purchase agreement. This car passed California smog in 2017. It now has NV historic plates and smog is not required.


    For me itís more about the build. I enjoy working on cars and this one needed very little. I can now say I have owned one and itís time to move onto the next project.


    Major Service: Invoices available upon request

    ∑ March 2018 Turbo rebuilt by Evergreen. New valve seals.

    ∑ January 2018 New spark plugs, PCV valve, rotor

    ∑ December 2017 New OEM Koni Shocks, H&R springs, front bushings

    ∑ December 2017 Maximum Motorsports sub frame connectors to brace the car

    ∑ November 2017 Rebuilt front calipers, new pistons, hoses and pads, brake bleed

    ∑ September 2015 4 new BFG G Force Sport Comp tires

    ∑ September 2015 New alternator, battery and voltage regulator

    ∑ April 2015 New timing belt & tensioner, valve cover gasket

    ∑ April 2015 New radiator, water pump, thermostat and all hoses

    ∑ March 2013 New fuel pump and fuel line, engine and tranny mounts

    ∑ March 2013 New exhaust, catalytic converter and muffler


    Whatís wrong with it?


    The trip odometer (not the odometer) gets hung up at 100 miles sometimes

    ∑ There is a seam separation on both the driver and passenger seat. See pictures. TMI makes a reupholster kit that is dead on. 43-73506-955-L543P for $880
    Crack in one of the front speak dash

    Car is located in Las Vegas, NV Asking price is $10,000
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    Im getting tired
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    I'm curious do you have the part numbers for the Lowering springs?
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    86 RS Capri 5.0 Auto...
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    Very nice car .good luck with the sale .
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    Quote Originally Posted by onetrackrider View Post
    I'm curious do you have the part numbers for the Lowering springs?
    Matt try this URL.
    http://www.maximummotorsports.com/HR...dtop-P746.aspx

    Our 84 SVO has these H & R Sport springs, and it rides about an inch lower & a bit stiffer than OEM.
    I really like the way it handles.
    I never liked the harshness of the ride with the Z rated tires, so last week we bought a set of Michelin Primacy tires for it and WOW what a difference.
    It is not only a more comfortable ride, but it is definitely quieter. The 205 55s up front and 225 55s on the rear give it a slight raked look...........we are not likely to want to go 135mph so Z rated tires aren't really needed.
    Ron
    I never seem to get the nut that holds the steering wheel fixed

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    I do. Now buy this car! Says for v8 only but the SVO guys like them and so do I. Same ones that Matt posted: https://www.tirerack.com/suspension/...nversion+Model

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    [QUOTE=Curt C;1879954]I do. Now buy this car!

    I would but I already have one.. Defiantly going to check into the springs for mine.
    Current rides:
    89 LX 5.0, 5 -spd..the Lemon
    86 RS Capri 5.0 Auto...
    86 LX Colorado SSP 5.0 5-spd (Sadly Sold)
    85.5 SVO, Finally Got Boost
    83 RS Capri 5.0, 5-spd (another sadly sold)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt C View Post
    I do. Now buy this car! Says for v8 only but the SVO guys like them and so do I. Same ones that Matt posted: https://www.tirerack.com/suspension/...nversion+Model
    Curt C,
    That is a really nice looking SVO.....good fortune on the sale!
    Ron
    I never seem to get the nut that holds the steering wheel fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetrackrider View Post
    I would but I already have one.. Defiantly going to check into the springs for mine.


    Matt spending $$$ to buy springs for his SVO!
    ​Trey

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    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post


    Matt spending $$$ to buy springs for his SVO!
    I looked in the garage & woo I already have a set. Some one traded me labor for working on a PT cruiser for springs
    Current rides:
    89 LX 5.0, 5 -spd..the Lemon
    86 RS Capri 5.0 Auto...
    86 LX Colorado SSP 5.0 5-spd (Sadly Sold)
    85.5 SVO, Finally Got Boost
    83 RS Capri 5.0, 5-spd (another sadly sold)

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetrackrider View Post
    I looked in the garage & woo I already have a set. Some one traded me labor for working on a PT cruiser for springs
    Yep and they are still sitting there after all this time!

    Hey maybe I will just buy them back and use them on my 82 RS!
    ​Trey

    "I Don't build it hoping for your approval! I built it because it meets mine!"

    "I've spent most of my money on Mustangs, racing, and women... the rest I just wasted."

    Mustangs Past: Too many to remember!
    Current Mustangs:
    1969 Mach 1
    1979 Pace Car now 5.0/5 speed
    1982 GT Awaiting Restoration
    1984 SVO Restoration in Progress
    1986 GT Wrecked by PO, but still want to save!

    Current Capris:
    1982 Capri Roller
    1984 Capri Returned to Bubble Back Glory
    1983-84 Gloy Racing Trans Am/IMSA Body Parts
    1982 Capri RS 5.0 4spd T-tops

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    Wraith - where can i read about the Trans Am Capri. I love that stuff.

    Oh. The SVO needs a good home. Needs nothing really other than new front seat leather if the seam separations bother you.
    1986 Saleen Track Car Aluminum 408W, T56, Full Griggs suspension
    1985 Mustang SVO stock (mostly)
    1999 BMW M Coupe stock (mostly)

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    Curt, What can you tells us about the two tone paint job? I was looking at this car on our craigslist, the paint threw me off. After my "Google research", I didn't see any other samples in two tone.
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    Hello ev5oh,

    That is an excellent question and one I had to go look up. I knew some of the earlier GT Foxes came that way and I never even thought about it. It did not come that way from Ford. It was a dealer option. See link below to SVOCA.com thread. Apparently dealers at the time thought the SVO could look better with that treatment. I have the original purchase agreement from Galpin Ford in Sepulveda CA. It shows the "custom paint" under accessories. See attached pic. I also took the opportunity to photograph all the manuals, guides etc that came with the car. Great question!

    http://www.svoca.com/forum/showthrea...wer-body-paint
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    1986 Saleen Track Car Aluminum 408W, T56, Full Griggs suspension
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