1989 Ford Telstar TX5 Turbo. Remember these?

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1989 Ford Telstar TX5 Turbo: This Telstar is a one owner car and considering its age of 24 years old, it’s in remarkably good condition. Originally purchased from Houghton Ford, East Victoria Park (no longer in business) this would have been a top of range model in its day…it even has the old skool venetian blinds in the rear window. The Turbo versions like this were used by the WA Police for a short period in the early 1990’s (along with Turbo Mitsubishi Cordia’s) as unmarked Police cars. Ford Telstar’s are basically a rebadged Mazda 626. Many thanks to the owner for sharing the info on his fabulous black Telstar TX5 Turbo.

1989 Ford Telstar TX5 Turbo

1989 Ford Telstar TX5 Turbo

1989 Ford Telstar TX5 Turbo

1989 Ford Telstar TX5 Turbo


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  1. Love the caption about Brake Horsepower “caught and shot in the wild”!
    This is a magnificent black stallion. The multi point injection took over from the single point direct injection type of its predecessor AS TX5 Turbo.
    Talk about haul bottom and even the TX3 Turbo of the same era was no slouch either all fitted with Garatt 2 turbos I believe.
    As much as I do like the AT my preference is the AS. Sure the AS is only a 2 litre but the finish of the trim was far better and if you compare even the standard AS car in good nick, with the AT in most cases the trim and carpets are still flush, the rear compartment is not droopy as the AT gets and overall the AS is always better looking.
    I have a beautiful specimen in an AS TX5 Turbo 86/87 one owner (I’m the second- but there was a second owner who was really just a go between handler. We are talking about fully fledged owners here) white and for 30 year old, it is a real trip out to step back into it looking like new. 110K original KM on the clock. My first one of these was back in 1989, a maroon (Hermitage?) in colour practically new I purchased as a display car. So I remember what new is/was. The nose on the AT is more appealing as the AS adopted that Cosworth Sierra look. But I pointed her back to Qld from Blackheath NSW and she cruised like a kitten braking the road rules on those beautiful New South freeways, most of the way to the border.
    My white beauty has surpassed a generation of kids. It shows when these young fellas have no idea of what they are looking at at the lights. And still dont when I leave’m them there scratching their pubic haired faces.