1986 Ford Taurus LX Sedan

Summary

When the Taurus appeared in 1986 some people said its aerodynamic styling reminded them of a bar of soap or a potato. But the car was roomy, handled well, and had a thoughtfully designed interior. It was a big hit with the public, and other companies adopted similar styling. Eventually people complained that every car looked like a Taurus.

When the Taurus appeared in 1986 some people said its aerodynamic styling reminded them of a bar of soap or a potato. But the car was roomy, handled well, and had a thoughtfully designed interior. It was a big hit with the public, and other companies adopted similar styling. Eventually people complained that every car looked like a Taurus.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1986

Creators

Ford Motor Company 

Vandermolen, Mimi 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Manufactured by Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan; interior designed by Mimi Vandermolen.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

90.201.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company

Material

Metal
Glass (Material)
Rubber (Material)
Upholstery

Color

Red
Silver (Color)
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 54.4 in

Width: 70.7 in

Length: 188.4 in

Inscriptions

On front: Ford emblem Lower front door: Taurus LX Left front door above handle, Keypad with numbers: 1/2 3/4 5/6 7/8 9/0

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