Tag Archives: SVO

A ‘Stang So Rare, It Hertz!

Of all the 1980’s Mustangs, one of the rarest models is the SVO. The SVO was a big deal when it came onto the scene; with European manners and flair and a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, Ford hoped to beat back the Imports. One customer for the SVO was Hertz Rent-A-Car, which ordered numerous in the […]

From the Bottom Up!

With the interior bucket done, I have turned my attention towards the bottom end of things, namely the Chassis and Engine of the SVO. The Chassis: The chassis of the Monogram SVO isn’t bad. It isn’t great, and the underpinning detail is a bit weak. There’s no spring detail (like you’d see on an MPC) […]

SVO Update 1: The Front Office

Before even choosing a colour and staring the body and chassis, the Monogram SVO’s interior can be done. That’s because the SVO’s interior was the same for all versions, at least as far as I can tell. Like many sportier cars in the ’80s, the SVO could be had with either leather or cloth. Looking […]

Ford’s Fox-Stang Misfit

Sometimes, trying new things works out, and you have a hit on your hands. Things like colour TV and the iPod prove this. Sometines, though, it isn’t all roses, and an unusual approach can lead to something that’s very good, but just doesn’t quite grab everyone’s attention. Good examples of this are Beta VCRs, Moon […]