So Close to Cool, But So Far Too

The Mercury Sable wagon. A variant of Ford’s Taurus platform introduced in 1986. This was the platform that saved Ford from bankruptcy and changed car design forever. The platform was so popular that by the time production ended in 1991, more than 2,000,000 first-generation Tauruses had been sold.

One would think that a car that popular would have a following, or at least the occasional cream-puff would come to auction. Unfortunately the Taurus was the most pedestrian, in an era that American manufacturers in general were producing pedestrian vehicles.

I don’t think anybody had a Taurus poster on their wall. I don’t think anybody reminisces about how cool they were driving one to high school. Even RadWood and the Concours d’Lemons avoid all things Taurus.

But maybe the tide is turning. This Mercury Sable LS Wagon is listed on Cars and Bids a site known for only listing cool cars.

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