The SVO at the time was one of the best all-round American performance cars ever made. The problem was the price. Its base price was about $6,000 higher that the Standard Mustang GT. It was designed to provide good acceleration, quick handling, great braking, and a good ride. It did all that in spades, but alas, the price tag was too high and the engine was too small for true enthusiasts to mentally get over. Of the 400 000 Mustangs produced between 1984-to 86, only 9000 received the SVO badge. Such limited numbers made the SVO one of the most sought after Mustangs.