Interesting Probes: Index  
First Generation Convertible
Ford Probe SHO
Mera Alaris
Mercury Cougar Eliminator
Probe #34 Race Car
Probe 911
Probe Police Cruiser
Probe SCCA Race Car
Rod Millen's Probe GT
Second Generation Convertible
Sonic Thunder II
Supercharged Probe LX

First Generation Convertible  

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This is a 1989 Probe LX that was modified into a convertible. It has a reinforced frame as well as ground effects to make it a really unique prize.

Ford Probe SHO  


The Ford Taurus SHO's 3.0L V-6 engine was a high output, 220hp powerplant. Conceivably, a SHO engine can fit into a Probe, and few motivated Probe owners have proven that theory correct. This picture is of one of them. It's considered to be the largest engine that can fit unter the hood of a Probe.

Mera Alaris  


Easily the most unique Probe body kit available, the Ford Probe Mera Alaris is almost indistinguishable from the stock Ford Probe. Designed by a guy named Bob Bracey, the body panels cover over the original skin of a '90-92 Probe. In 1990, for a new LX with the Mera Alaris kit, it'll cost you $21,000... $26,000 for the GT.

Mercury Cougar Eliminator  




Feeling cheated? During its nine year lifespan, Ford never offered up a high performance special edition Probe. A year after the introduction of the '99 Mercury Cougar (which was originally slated to be the third generation Probe), the Cougar Eliminator surfaced at the SEMA Auto Salon in Pomona, California. This one offered a supercharged 2.5L engine producing 240 horsepower.

Probe #34 Race Car  

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This first generation 'Probe' is actually a combination of a Probe body and a Mustang Chassis. It has a 2300cc engine that's been stroked out to 2500cc and overbored by .030".

Probe 911  

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Going through an identity crisis, this Probe was modified to look like a Porsche 911 by its owner.

Probe Police Cruiser  

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Probe SCCA Race Car  


This 1991 Probe belongs to the Grand Touring 3 division of the Sports Car Club of America. It has a 2301cc aluminum head powerplant. Makes a good daily car for only $15K.

Rod Millen's Probe GT  



Anyone who knows of Rod Millen knows he takes his cars seriously. He's made a career building rally cars and of pumping up performance cars into street racers. Among his popular work in the early '90s with Mazda RX-7s, he also practiced his craft on a 1990 Probe GT. His purpose with the Probe was to build a performance car capable of everyday use. It included an HKS boost controller, high-flow exhaust system, lowering springs, Momo 16" wheels and steering wheel, BF Goodrich Competition radials, Pioneer CD player, and a four-wheel camber adjustment. This 'Plum' colored Probe puts out 220 horsepower at 14psi of boost and will do 0-60mph in 6.6 seconds. The package added $7,200 to the cost of a new Probe GT. Click Here for the complete article from AutoWeek.

Second Generation Convertible  



I've seen a couple of second generation Probe convertibles, but unfortunately, I only have pictures of one of them. This was a custom job (obviously) done by a body shop in Michigan.

Sonic Thunder II  

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Powered by a million dollar J-60 Pratt Whitney engine capable of 6,000 pounds of thrust, Lou Sattelmaier's 1989 Ford Probe funny car can cover the 1/4-mile in 5.879 seconds, reaching a speed of 270.27mph (434.96kmh). The downside is it only gets .005 miles per gallon (approximately 200 gallons of fuel for every mile).

Supercharged Probe LX  

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This first generation Probe LX had an Eaton supercharger stacked on its Vulcan 3.0L V-6. Unfortunately, due to the fact that the engine compartment is filled to capacity by the V-6's massive frame, the hood required considerable modifications to fit the new supercharger.

 
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