1972 Ford Ranger F-250 XLT Camper Special I purchased this truck in 2009 - since then I've put less than 1,500 miles on it - it has been stored in a heated and insulated garage and seen only fair weather. It is extremely rare to find an original vintage truck in this condition with such low mileage - a classic vehicle can be original only once - this one can be driven every day anywhere, any distance and do it without any issues - it is a beautifully presented survivor ready for the next collector to enjoy - I'm the 3rd owner - and only selling because life dictates that my toys must go due to fatherly responsibilities. The previous owner bought the truck from his high school girl-friend's father, he had always coveted the truck - it was used once a year to drive up into the mountains around Salt Lake City and camp, it had a camper installed in the bed for many years - it was used only for that purpose from 1972 until 1993 - in 21 years the truck had been driven approximately 31,000 miles. This is what the 2nd owner had to say about the truck when I purchased it:"This truck is very clean and un-restored. I purchased the truck form the original owner 5 years ago (2004) and at that time the truck had just over 31k miles on it and hadn’t been driven since 1993. When I purchased the truck the engine was stock, I installed the new cam, lifters, true-roller timing set, intake, 4-bbl, headers and new exhaust. The upgrades greatly improved the trucks performance and overall drivability. It has had the hood repainted (original paint faded) and has had the passenger door repaired. There are a few places that have had very minor paint touch up work, all done by the original owner."1972 F-250 - rear wheel drive45,680 milesRanger XLT - Camper SpecialSequoia Brown Metallic - Wimbledon WhiteGVW 8100390 V-8C-6 auto-transDana 60 4.10Production date: 7/72Wheel base: 131Color: MRModel: F253Body: U 4 Trans: GAxle: 24Max GVW: 8100Cert net: 163RPM: 3600DSO: 73The factory 390 has a Reactor cam that was designed to increase low-end torque and throttle response in low compression engines.Ford cast iron “S”-intakeHolley 600 CFMHedman HeddersMagnaflow muffler3” single exhaustDual batteriesTransmission coolerTruly one of a kind Surely the best un-restored 1972 Ford F-250 you’ll ever find. It is rust free, drives and runs exceptionally well; it is completely road ready down to the brand new CenterLine Forged aluminum wheels and Kumho Tires that have less than 1,500 miles on them. All of the belts, hoses and ignition parts are Motorcraft including the oil filter. When I purchased this truck 5 years ago it still retained the factory installed spark plug wires. All four original shocks were replaced in 2008. The truck has a unique non-factory spare tire lift system that was built by the original owner.
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Auto blogThu, 29 May 2014 10:01:00 EST
The mind behind the look of much of the modern Ford global range is retiring. Martin Smith, Head of Ford Design in Europe, will give up his position on July 1 and will leave the company altogether at the end of the year. He will be replaced by current Strategic Concepts Group leader Joel Piaskowski (pictured above).
Smith has led Ford of Europe design for the past 10 years, and he was partially responsible for the brand's Kinetic Design language with a large grille and swept-back headlights found on the Focus, Fiesta and C-Max, as well as several other vehicles abroad. After stepping down on July 1 until his retirement at the end of 2014, Smith will work on a project to decide the future direction of the company's look with Moray Callum, its vice president of design.
Piaskowski already has some impressive credentials in terms of automotive design as well. He joined Ford in 2010 as director of exterior design and led the teams responsible for the 2015 Ford Mustang and next-generation F-150. He was also previously design director at Ford Asia Pacific. Before working at the Blue Oval, Piaskowski held positions at Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and General Motors. Scroll down to read the complete announcement of this changing of the guard.
Custom cars generally fit into neat little boxes in terms of how they are used. For example, you're unlikely to see a modded Corvette going rock crawling; it's just not what it's made for (though we bet it'd look awesome, for a minute). In the same way, chopped, channeled and customized '50s hot rods aren't really meant to go racing. They look great and go fast, but they are generally more cruisers than sports cars.
However, if this video is any indication, the people of Finland don't adhere in these stereotypes, because this rodder is happy to play in the dirt with his lead sled.
According to the video, the driver is a member of the Ford-Freak Club of Finland, and he clearly knows how to have some fun. Possibly inspired by his country's great rally drivers, he gets the tail way out going around this gently curving gravel track. The stunt is somewhat reminiscent of the stock cars races on the sand at Daytona Beach, and this is probably close to what it sounded like too. Scroll down to watch a very cool Finn getting his hot rod a little dirty.
16 of the 23 new launches will be for the North American market.
2014 is shaping up to be a big year for Ford Motor Company, as it's announced an onslaught of 23 new global product launches which will help create 5,000 new jobs in the US. As part of the new product push, three more manufacturing plants will be opened.