I had a 1995 4.6L V8 TBird, black with leather and moonroof. It was a fantastic car, with hood struts, a hydraulic dampened glove box, soft-touch plastics, and a very contemporary wrap-around dash. The V8 was only a $500 option! I bought it for a little less than $17k on the Ford A Plan. I still miss that car. You could shift it from D into 2nd gear at 4800rpm and it would chirp the wheels nicely. You could also lock it into 1st and 2nd gears when you pleased and the OD off button was right at your fingertips on the shifter. I had a Superchips module which greatly increased the shift firmness and added about 200rpm to the shift points. It was a nice ride, but by 60,000 miles the trans was starting to go south and I really wanted a truck so I traded it in on a new 1997 F150. I still have the truck with 220,000 miles on it. Too bad Ford never made an SVT version with the Lincoln Mark VIII engine and a manual. I almost ordered the SC but didn't care for the old 3.8L V6 even with the supercharger. I wanted the newer 4.6 and its great sound effects + super smooth operation. But that early 4.6 engine did have a very narrow powerband for a V8. It would come alive at 3000rpm but the party was over at 5000rpm. It was slower than a manual Escort off the line. I would compare the power to a Pontiac Grand Prix with the 3.8, both rated around 200hp.