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
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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
Ford made some serious waves when it unveiled the latest F-150. Instead of making its bodywork out of steel, like just about every other truck on the market, Ford went with aluminum. And you can bet the F-150 won't be the last Ford model to go with the lightweight alloy construction, either.
Our compatriots at Edmunds report that Dearborn is considering replacing two of its most popular SUVs with aluminum versions. One candidate is the Expedition, which would make sense considering that the current model (like the two preceding generations and the fullsize Bronco before it) is based on the F-150's underpinnings. Another is the Explorer, which was traditionally based on the Ranger pickup but went with a car-like unibody chassis in its current iteration. If the Explorer does go the way of aluminum, don't expect it to be a part of its very next update, which is likely due too soon for such major changes.
It would stand to reason that, if the Expedition were to go aluminum, so would the next-generation Lincoln Navigator. Ditto the MKT together with the Explorer. But those aren't likely to be the only models in contention for aluminum construction. Like any other automaker, Ford is under pressure to steadily reduce its carbon emissions and improve its fuel economy figures, prompting it to look at a whole range of measures - including more efficient engines, lower rolling-resistance tires, active aerodynamics and lightweight construction. Expect aluminum to play a big part in that equation moving forward.
Ford had a bit of a recall spree around this time last year, with a pair of issues on the then-new 2013 Escape, followed by a recall of 423,000 2001 to 2004 Escapes because they might accelerate of their own accord. Accordingly, Uncle Sam pasted Ford with a $17.35 million fine because it took too long to inform customers, according to a report from Automotive News.
Ford agreed to settle with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, accepting the fine but not admitting fault. The recall, which afflicted Escapes with the 3.0-liter V-6 along with 217,000 Mazda Tributes from 2001 to 2006 and 2008, was due to faulty gas pedals that could stay down after a driver removed their foot.
Ford issued a statement regarding the fine, saying, "We take the safety of our customers seriously and continuously evaluate our processes for improvements. While we are confident in our current processes for quickly identifying and addressing potential vehicle issues, Ford agreed to this settlement to avoid a lengthy dispute with the government."
How times have changed. Even five years ago, who would have thought the mighty V8 would be just another engine choice for buyers of the 2015 Ford F-150?
Ford is projecting about 28 percent of the next-generation trucks will have the 5.0-liter V8. That's nothing to sneeze at, but consider this: Ford figures its two EcoBoost truck engines - the new 2.7-liter V6 and the existing 3.5-liter V6 - will also each account for about 28 percent of the F-150's sales (56 percent total). That leaves only 15 percent of the pie for the 3.5-liter (non-EcoBoost) V6. The new F-150 goes on sale late this year.
Ford figures its two EcoBoost truck engines will each account for about 28 percent of the F-150's sales.