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
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:31:00 EST
The EPA says it stands behind its fuel economy test for hybrid vehicles following controversy about the testing process after Ford C-Max Hybrid customers and automotive journalists alike struggled to achieve 47 miles per gallon, the advertised mpg number, Automotive News reports. Ford responded to the issue almost two weeks ago by claiming that a 1970s-era EPA general label rule was responsible for the inaccurate mileage numbers, rerating the C-Max Hybrid's mpg numbers and offering customers rebates. Ford later said it didn't overstate the C-Max Hybrid's fuel economy and that it was surprised by the low numbers.
Ford technically didn't do anything wrong because it was following the general label rule, but agency regulator Christopher Grundler says the automaker was exploiting a loophole when it came up with the hybrid C-Max numbers, and that the testing process remains accurate. The general label rule allows vehicles that use the same engine and transmission and are in the same weight class to share fuel economy numbers, but it doesn't take into account other factors such as aerodynamic efficiency, which affects hybrids more drastically than non-hybrid vehicles. Ford originally used the Fusion Hybrid economy figures for the C-Max Hybrid and claimed the engineers didn't realize that its aerodynamic efficiency would affect fuel economy as much as it did.
Ford has released projections for its 2013 profits, along with predictions of its 2014 earnings, and the news has forced the company's stock to stumble, falling over seven percent as of this writing. The Blue Oval is expecting earnings of $8.34 billion for 2013, although the bulk of that is coming largely from its North American operations, as troubles abroad continue to take a toll.
Calling 2013 an "outstanding" year, Ford expects its revenue to be up about 10 percent, thanks to gains in market share everywhere but Europe. But it's 2014 predictions that are causing stock prices to fall, as the Dearborn-based manufacturer expects pre-tax profits to fall to $7 to $8 billion, because of troubles in both Europe and South America, according to a report from Reuters. This is despite an expansion plan that will see it open an additional factory in the southern hemisphere, as well as two plants in China, all in a bid to launch 23 new or refreshed products next year.
The issues in South America aren't so much related to a fall in sales - Ford expects improved profits in Brazil and Argentina - but because of currency devaluations in Venezuela that are projected to cost it around $350 million. While that would still allow it to break even with 2013, Ford cites continued economic risks that could push losses even higher.
Perhaps it's fitting that the band Pantera is known for its heavy metal music, because the DeTomaso Pantera is the automotive equivalent of a metal album. It's short, aggressive and makes a mean sound. It doesn't mess around either, with a Ford 351-cubic-inch (5.75-liter) V8 sending mountains of torque to the rear wheels. This week, Jay Leno takes us on a detailed tour of his '71 to show why it rocks.
There's a regular format to Jay Leno's Garage. It starts with Jay and maybe a guest taking a look at the car and talking about its history, and then they take it out on the open road. However, this video is practically a Pantera buyer's guide. Jay is adamant from the start that the last thing anyone should own is a stock example. To remedy this, he and his guest, the editor of the Pantera Club magazine, take viewers to school about some of the ways to turn them into even better performance machines.
No matter what you do to it, though, the Pantera requires that the driver adapt to it, not the other way around. For example, Jay isn't a big guy by most standards, but he has to cram himself into the cockpit with his shoes off and shirt partially unbuttoned just to go for a drive. Still, once out on the road, it all makes sense with that rumbling V8 and those Italian supercar looks. Scroll down to watch and learn a lot more about this uncompromising '70s performance car.