Body Type:Pickup Truck
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Blue
Trim: RARE FLARE SIDE 4X4
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: FWD
Sub Model: F-150 FLARE SIDE 4X4
Sacramento, California, United States
YOU ARE BIDDING ON A RARE 1978 FORD RANGER SINGLE CAB F-150 4X4 SHORT BED FLARE SIDE / STEP SIDE WITH ORIGINAL WOODEN BED V8 ONLY AUTOMATIC POWER STEERING BENCH SEAT TRUCK IS ALL ORIGINAL EXCEPT FOR THE AFTER MARKET CD PLAYER AND UPGRADED SPEAKERS ROLL BAR WITH KC LIGHT BRACKET TRUCK HAS BEEN REPAINTED TO A LIGHTER BLUE FROM IT'S ORIGINAL COLOR DARK BLUE THE BENCH SEAT HAS BEEN REDONE WITH NEW FOAM AND FABRIC VS. VINYL GOOD TIRES ALL THE WAY AROUND NEVER IN NO MAJOR ACCIDENTS BUT DOES HAVE A FEW DINGS , SMALL DENTS AND SCRATCHES BUT NOTHING REALLY MAJOR THE TRUCK RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT GREAT CONDITION FOR BEING A 35 YEAR OLD TRUCK
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE TERMS OF SALE - IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE TERMS OF SALE PLEASE DO NOT BID AND WASTE MY TIME
TERMS OF SALE : A $ 500 NON REFUNDABLE DOWN PAYMENT IS DUE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF AUCTION ENDING BY BANK WIRE OR PAYPAL ONLY NO CHECKS OF ANY KIND BALANCE MUST BE PAID WITHIN 72 HOURS OF AUCTION ENDING BY BANK WIRE OR CASH IN PERSON ONLY IF YOU ARE LOCAL PLEASE VIEW THE VEHICLE BEFORE BIDDING IF YOU PLAN ON HAVING THE VEHICLE INSPECTED YOU MUST DO IT BEFORE AUCTION ENDS BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL SHIPPING COSTS I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END THE AUCTION AT ANY TIME THE VEHICLE IS UP FOR SALE LOCALLY IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL 916-225-5995
The Detroit News is reporting that Ford will recall some 370,000 Crown Victoria (pictured), Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles from model years 2005 through 2011, for an issue regarding the lower intermediate steering shaft. 355,000 of the vehicles in question were sold in the US, with the other 15,000 sold in Canada.
The report indicates that corrosion of the lower intermediate steering shaft could cause a "loss of steering," presumably because of a partial or complete failure of the part. The report points out the dealers will inspect and replace the offending steering component for recalled cars, and may also secure a lower steering column bearing and replace the upper intermediate steering shaft as needed. The company is unaware of any reports of the faulty part causing any accidents or injuries.
Ford helpfully lists states in which corrosion is more likely to have taken place, mostly in the Snow Belt, as you might guess. Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia are listed.
Well, look at what we have here. Judging from these spy shots, Ford is indeed working on the next generation of its off-road-ready F-150 Raptor pickup truck. We've made no attempt to hide our appreciation for the Baja-style truck, which combines most of the usability of a fullsize truck with heavy-duty suspension components to make a kind of performance vehicle that is unique in the market.
What we haven't known, until now, is whether Ford would push forward with its Raptor program now that it has a completely new F-150 to serve as its base. And that's especially true since Ford made the bold move of switching the bodywork of its best-seller from tried-and-true steel to aluminum. As you can see above, the front and rear of this silver truck are clad in current-gen Raptor bodywork, while the center section that houses the occupants appears to come from the upcoming 2015 F-150.
Dissecting the views above, we note a few interesting tidbits. First, there looks to be a bulge in the truck's hood. Second, we see a new grille between the current Raptor's headlights, sporting a mesh finish and two horizontal bars. Lastly, our eyes can't help but lock in on those burly A-arm suspension pieces down below, not to mention all that ground clearance the specialty suspenders bring to the table.
In all of the most hotly contested mainstream segments of the motoring universe, the difference of one mile per gallon averaged on a widow sticker can mean the difference between a sale and a walk-off - to say nothing of two or three mpg. So, when Hyundai and Kia were forced to reveal that many of their 40-mpg ratings were actually 38s and 37s, well, it made for big news.
It also, conceivably, made for a competitive disadvantage immediately, when the Korean automakers' products were being shopped versus the guys down the block. And it's that disadvantage that makes a recent story from Automotive News so juicy.
AN is reporting that Margo Oge, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, got a tip in 2010 that Hyundai/Kia were "cheating" to get its impressive fuel economy numbers. The tip, said Oge (who retired from the EPA this past September), came from a senior vice president from a domestic automaker. The source was credible enough for Oge to launch an audit of the Hyundai figures, which ultimately lead to the debacle that we reported on a few months ago, and that the Korean company has been trying to bounce back from ever since.