Check Out This Rare 1989 Ford Probe GT on Bring a Trailer

1989 Ford Probe GT

The Ford Mustang’s enduring popularity is a testament to its iconic status, but few remember the Ford Probe, a sport coupe that was once poised to replace the Mustang.

In the 1980s, Ford considered phasing out the Fox-body Mustang for a more modern and efficient vehicle, leveraging its partnership with Mazda.

Ford Probe GT interior (Ford)

However, Mustang enthusiasts protested, and Ford decided to sell the Probe alongside its beloved pony car. This 1989 Ford Probe GT, currently up for auction on Bring A Trailer, is a rare find, boasting a turbocharged engine and manual transmission.

With only 88,000 miles on the odometer, this one-owner car is exceptionally original and a standout among its peers. The Probe’s aerodynamic design and white paint make it a head-turner, while its gray interior has held up remarkably well over the years.

The Probe GT’s Mazda-sourced engine delivers a impressive 145 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque, making it a joy to drive. Its front-wheel-drive layout and nimble suspension make it a blast to cross twisty roads, even if it does exhibit some torque steer.

In a 1989 Car and Driver shootout, the Probe GT impressed with its gutsy engine and agile handling, earning second place among eight sport coupes.

Despite its initial success, the Probe has become a rare sight on the roads today. This example is a unique opportunity to own a piece of automotive history, one that showcases Ford’s bold experiment in replacing an icon. With its unique design, turbocharged engine, and manual transmission, this Probe GT is a true gem for any car enthusiast.