After all, over 30 million shoppers use CarGurus to find great deals on used cars and new cars in their area. This package was offered in 1994 only, and was exclusive to GT models. This 1990 Ford Probe GT was purchased new in Washington in January 1990 and was retained by the original owner until his death in late 2018. Both generations of the Probe were sold in Japan as Fords, at Ford/Mazda sales channels called Autorama. In most other markets outside North America, trim levels were labeled as simply 16v (I4) and 24v (V6). I remember hearing years ago that women were offended by the name plate and that is why it was dropped. Shop millions of cars from over 21,000 dealers and find the perfect car. This 1990 Ford Probe GT is in immaculate condition, and is the desirable turbocharged variety. It was so nice that I decided to buy it from the dealership. It is in nice shape, but nowhere close to that. The last Probe was built on June 20, 1997. His is a very ugly kinda peach color all original with the 5 speed! It was impossibly modern then. Don't post your car for sale in the comments. I think that they are awesome little cars! It certainly wasn’t a sports car but it was a ton of fun and the hatchback held a surprising amount of college stuff. At this point, somewhat ironically, Mustang sales, which were lackluster, grew substantially after the article's publication, out of fear that it would be the last opportunity to purchase a traditional RWD V8 Mustang. My son got a great deal on his Probe! The Probe was a sales success in its first model year, owing to its futuristic styling and enjoyable driving experience.
In 1997, a "GTS" package was offered on the Probe GT. Mustang fans objected to the front-wheel drive configuration, Japanese engineering, and lack of a V8, so Ford began work on a new design for the Mustang instead. Probe….. Made me wonder where is it going? Notify me of new comments via email. However, it is important to note that Ford in North America considered the Escort-based ZX2 the official successor to the Probe and not the Cougar. That record still stands as the fastest closed course lap for a non-turbo 4-cylinder powered car. A third-generation model, using the same platform as the Ford Contour, was under development intended for release in mid-1998 as a 1999 model.
North Royalton, OH About this vehicle This 1989 Ford Probe is an original. The NASCAR Dash Series version of a 1990 Ford Probe driven by Jeffrey Collier set a new track record at Daytona International Speedway February 13, 1990 with a speed of 166.553 mph. License plate indent moved down onto bumper. We'll help you find great deals among the millions of vehicles available nationwide on CarGurus, and we'll provide you with dealer reviews and vehicle history for each one. The seller notes all interior features work as they should, with functioning air conditioning, power features and cassette stereo. Gen 1 Probes - 1989-1992 . It might sound weird but if you had one of these back in the day you were the man because the regular PA plate is pretty drab they’re now discontinued. Ride height is now higher and handling is different as a result. It’s the sister to one of my cars, an 89 Mazda MX-6 GT. A third-generation model, using the same platform as the Ford Contour, was under development intended for release in mid-1998 as a 1999 model. Where has it been? "SE" was an appearance package and not an actual model or trim level. It now used completely different materials, and the right side is redesigned to house a passenger airbag, Ford introduces the Probe in the European market, Foglights are slightly redesigned and now made by a different company, The stripe on the dashboard is gone, but remains on the interior panels, The stripe color on Probe GT's door panels are changed from red to the color of the car's interior, New Ford CD4E automatic transaxle for base and SE models, "V6 DOHC 24 VALVE" emblem on engine intake manifold is no longer indented into the manifold and is now raised, The button to raise the pop up headlights is removed but the wiring remained,the button could be added to restore function, Fog light button on GT's is slightly redesigned, Lear Seating Corporation receives Ford's "Most Valued Supplier" award for the manufacturing of the seats in the Probe, Redesigned tail lights; the base/SE models are outlined in black, the GT's are outlined in red, The wiring to raise the headlights without turning them on is removed, SE model no longer has the GT's ground effects/side skirts, Distributors are redesigned for better reliability, New alloy wheels for SE and GT (3 spoke 15" directional for SE, 5 spoke 16" directional "swirlies" for GT), Two interior colors are dropped, Red and blue, Interior panels no longer have a stripe on them.
Everytime I see a Ford Probe, I remember a bit done by the comedian Roy D Mercer where he pretended to be a car salesman that wanted to show a female customer his “probe”. I think they added ground effects to make them even more futuristic (and look the part of a flying car). It debuted in 1988 for the 1989 model year and was produced until 1992 in the United States. Based on the Mazda MX-6 as a sport compact coupe, the Probe was intended to fill the market niche formerly occupied by the Capri in Europe, and it was originally intended to be the fourth generation Ford Mustang in the North American market as a direct competitor with the Acura Integra, Nissan 200SX, and the Toyota Celica. The first time I saw one of these was at the only full car wash gas station in my home town. The Ford and Mazda design teams merged once again to give the Ford Probe a complete redesign for the 1993 model year. Even the popup headlights are from the RX-7. Very few Probes were produced with the GTS package and are considered today to be extremely rare. The Ford Probe was a liftback coupé produced by Ford, introduced in 1988 and produced until 1997. The Probe GT was Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year for 1993. The only standout Ford Probe I can remember is the one driven by Bob Glidden.
I could do without the wrap on the steering wheel, but that’s easily removed. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'barnfinds_com-box-3','ezslot_1',103,'0','0'])); This 1990 Ford Probe GT is in immaculate condition, and is the desirable turbocharged variety. The V6 engine continued to use the 4EAT, but the 2.0 L I4 engine used a different automatic transmission, the Ford CD4E transmission. They made purchasing my Merc easy.. I actually believed back then 5.0 Mustang sales were helped by the whole fwd rumors, as in buy ’em now before they disappear faster than a Buick Grand National! At first both engines shared the same automatic transmission, the Ford F-4EAT transmission, but from 1994 onwards this changed. Listing 1-20 Of 75. I know that Ford didn’t keep making them because the public just couldn’t get used to the body style! There were also a lot of us who were appalled by that. Imagine the fun of ownership stating “Hey everyone I just got probed by Ford” . All had 5 speed manuals, The 4sp auto was optional. Ford Motor Company executives, along with many car magazines received strongly-worded letters of criticism decrying the decision. The Probe was available in several trim levels that differ depending on the market in which the vehicle was sold. The first generation Ford Probe was based on the Mazda GD platform, and was powered by a 2.2 L SOHC 4-cylinder Mazda F2 engine. Though Ford’s initial plans to have this be the Mustang replacement were torpedoed by enthusiasts, the Probe in GT form was still a formidable performer and could compete head-to-head with other sport compacts. It was like the champagne sipping crowd replaced the beer drinking crowd. After dropping the Probe Feature Car after only a year of production, Ford carried over the Wild Orchid exterior color for the 1995 model year which was available on all Probe models. The second-generation Probe was designed by a team led by Mimi Vandermolen, who led the interior design of the 1986 Ford Taurus. Norwalk, CT This may well be 1 of the finest original running examples of the 1st Generation Ford Probe with the very desirable GT turbo package. By 1992, Ford had decided that there was now justifiable demand in Europe for a new affordable sports coupe to be launched. It was essentially nothing more than an appearance package, as performance was identical to the GT, but differences with the exterior were distinct. Common Justin, what kind of shape are they in for 150.00? back when I was a kid it stood for Drugs Are Really Expensive. Holy smokes the black dare plate is like the holy grail in pennsylvania I’m willing to buy it just for that. Starting in 1990, the LX was available with the 3.0 L "Vulcan", The GT included all the equipment of the LX, but featured the F2T 2.2 L, The 1994 Ford Probe becomes one of the first production cars to have dual airbags as standard equipment, The dashboard gets a major overhaul.
Despite the car being extended 2 inches and widened 4 inches, it was 125 pounds lighter than the first generation Probe.
Jeff, you seriously need to revisit the definition of “immaculate” in the dictionary. The package offered 3 spoke swirl-style alloy wheels, the GT model's ground effects, and the GT model's front bumper. Only models sold in Continental Europe and the British Isles are shown, overseas territories often have different offerings. It’s one of those cars that you either like them or hate them! The seller lists no major faults and notes that the Probe starts, runs, and stops as it should. The automatic truly is a disappointment, but like I said earlier – many of the 5-speed cars have been ruthlessly trashed by young drivers. I worked for Ford when these were new ,lotsa torque steer and lotsa fun! , In a coast to coast road test by Automobile Magazine in search of the best cars in the world, the Probe GT scored third place, behind an $80,000 Mercedes-Benz and an $80,000 BMW. In the article, the Probe listed at about $15,000.
This was followed the next year by a much more conventional looking Probe II, whose hatchback styling was also reminiscent of the pony cars.  The name change was intended to attract younger buyers into Mercury showrooms, but this proved unsuccessful. 1997 Ford Probe STD . GT decal on rear bumper replaced with metal '24v' badge, Heated exterior mirrors option is dropped, "PROBE" badge stamped on rear windows is gone, Door ding guards no longer are extended onto the fenders, Base model dropped; SE is now the standard model, Probe GT gets the 1995 base/SE's black outlined tail lights, Illuminated exterior door locks are dropped, Tan/saddle color interiors are now available in cloth, "GT" center reflector above bumper on GT models is now outlined in black. The 2.5 KL-ZE, KLZE (please specify when ordering) series engines combined with Swapped and Boosted Inc. complete turbo system delivers serious horsepower and torque, that easily more than doubles your car's output from day one. In the United States, the Probe was available in GL, LX, and GT trim levels:, The 1991 Probe was given a 4-star crash rating in collision tests conducted by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration..
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