Classic Classified: 1985 Ford Mustang SVO

From: Hemmings Motor News
Date: March 1989
Price then: $7,900 ($15,100 adjusted for inflation, about the cost of a new 2016 Hyundai Accent today)
Price now: $5,900 - $22,400
Approximate dollar difference: $7,300 (assuming No. 1 condition)
Annual rate of return: 1.4%

SVO: 1985, black, gray cloth interior, all factory SVO equipment incl pw, pdl, tilt, factory sunroof, A/C, car has 39,000 orig miles and is immaculate. $7,900.

When someone says “Ford Mustang” the image conjured is typically that of a thundering, V8 muscle car, so why does the SVO have such a cult following? Well, back in the day its turbocharged four made almost identical power to the 5.0 GT. Today they are only slightly more valuable than 5.0L cars and return on investment is not stellar, but the SVO is still a conversation piece worth having in the garage.