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1957 Ford Fairlane 500 on 2040-cars

Year:1957 Mileage:1957 Color: Blue /
 Blue
Location:

Bakersfield, California, United States

Bakersfield, California, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:Convertible
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:312 THUNDERBIRD
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: D7RW195847 Year: 1957
Number of Cylinders: 8
Make: Ford
Model: Fairlane
Trim: 500
Options: Convertible
Drive Type: REAR WHEEL
Power Options: Power Windows, Power Seats
Mileage: 1,957
Sub Model: 500
Exterior Color: Blue
Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Blue
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

HERE WE HAVE A RARE 1957 FAIRLANE 500 RETRACTABLE HARDTOP,VEHICLE NEEDS COMPLETE RESTORATION DOES NOT RUN OR DRIVE.TOP WORKS HAVE PICTURES OF TOP GOING UP ALL THE WAY AND DOWN ALL THE WAY USING FACTORY SWITCH.VERY COMPLETE NEEDS BOTH DOOR GLASS AND ONE WINDWING REPLACED AS THEY ARE CRACKED, FRONT AND REAR GLASS ARE VERY NICE.HAS A LITTLE RUST IN THE PASSENGER TOE KICK, REST OF FLOORS ARE NICE, AND RIGHT REAR QUARTER HAS RUST AT BOTTOM SEE PICS. I HAVE OTHER PICTURES AND CAN EMAIL PICTURES OF ANY AREA YOU MIGHT BE CONCERNED WITH.THERE IS NO RUST IN THE REAR  COMPARTMENT FOR TOP OR SPARE TIRE WELL.THIS IS A VERY SOLID CANDIDATE FOR RESTORATION.HAS POWER STEERING POWER BRAKES POWER WINDOWS AND POWER SEAT.THE WATER PUMP POWER STEERING PUMP AND PLUG WIRES ETC ARE OFF ENGINE AND IN A BOX IT HAS THE 312 ENGINE. I DO NOT KNOW CONDITION OF ENGINE OR TRANSMISSION YOU SHOULD ASSUME IN REBUILDING THEM AS PART OF RESTORATION.INTERIOR IS ALL THERE BUT AS SHOWN IN PICS NEEDS COMPLETELY REDONE.DRIVERS DOOR HAS WRINKLE AT BOTTOM BUT OPENS AND CLOSES AS IT SHOULD.ALL EXTERIOR TRIM IS ON THE CAR IT IS MISSING FORD EMBLEM ON STAINLESS TRIM WHERE IT SAYS SKYLINER ON REAR CORNER OF TOP.THE PAINT APPEARS TO BE ORIGINAL.VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REGISTERED SINCE 1981 I HAVE A CLEAR CA. TITLE.PLEASE LOOK AT ALL PICTURES AND UNDERSTAND THIS IS A RESTORATION PROJECT YOU MUST BRING A TRAILER IT DOES NOT RUN.I AM NOT BROKE GOING THRU A DIVORCE OR ANYTHING ELSE I AM SIMPLY THINNING THE HERD SO TO SPEAK. SO BE REASONABLE IF CALLING TO MAKE AN OFFER AND KNOW THIS IS AN AUCTION TO GET AS MUCH AS I CAN.THIS IS A 56 YEAR OLD CAR THAT HAS BEEN SITTING SINCE 1981 SO KEEP THAT IN MIND IN YOUR EXPECTATIONS.I CAN BE REACHED AT 1-661-333-7557 PLEASE CALL AND ASK QUESTION AND PLEASE BE SERIOUS, THERE IS NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE TO RESEARCH VEHICLES WORTH. VEHICLE IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION 8-5 MONDAY THRU FRIDAY EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE IF NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE. ALL SHIPPING ARRANGMENTS AND COST ARE BUYERS RESPONSIBILITY,THANK YOU. "NOTE" DO NOT ASK WHAT THE RESERVE IS IT'S AN AUCTION I AM OPEN TO REASONABLE OFFERS NO TRADES.

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2015 Ford S-Max adds all-wheel drive, adaptive steering

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 08:00:00 EST

The Blue Oval's 'One Ford' mantra has seen rapid commonization of the automaker's products across markets, but North America still has to look from afar at most of the company's Max-branded people movers, including this new S-Max. That's a bit of a shame - we like the space efficiency and above-average driving dynamics of the C-Max models we do get, but seeing this updated seven-seat small minivan makes us want the One Ford initiative to extend even further.
The new model's changes include an updated powertrain range including a 1.5-liter EcoBoost four with 158 horsepower, and a larger, 237-horsepower, 2.0-liter model, along with a pair of revised lower-emissions 2.0-liter diesels. The big news, however, is the advent of available all-wheel drive, something that hasn't been offered since the S-Max first went on sale back in 2006.
On the technology front, the S-Max is the first European model to receive Ford Adaptive Steering, a variable-ratio technology we recently sampled in a prototype Fusion that is expected to go into production on the next-generation Edge. The S-Max also receives a new aluminum-intensive integral link rear suspension, packaged to continue to fit up to 32 different seating combinations. Safety equipment is always a prime concern in kinschleppers like the S-Max, and to that end, this new model receives pre-collision assist technology and LED headlamps.

New Ford Police Interceptor tech protects cops' backsides

Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:29:00 EST

It was only a matter of time before law enforcement agencies would realize the potential of driver-assist technology for use in their Ford Police Interceptors, and, now that they have, those back-up cameras and radar systems won't be used just for parking, but for security, as well.
The surveillance mode system works when the camera or radar detects movement from behind the vehicle, and if it does when it's activated, an alarm will alert the officer inside the car, the driver's side window will roll up and the doors will lock, protecting the officer from an unwanted intrusion. The officer, of course, has the option to turn surveillance mode off, mainly in urban areas where pedestrians would constantly set the alarm off, and it can only be activated when the police car is in park.
Randy Freiburger, Ford's police and ambulance fleet supervisor, came up with the patent-pending idea when researching the needs of police officers and riding along with them, during which time he realized officers would be safer with an extra set of eyes watching the area behind their cars, especially at night or when they're completing paperwork, using the in-car computer or handling a radar gun. "Unfortunately, there are people with bad intentions who sneak up on police officers," he says.

Ford family keeps special voting rights

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Ford Motor Company has a dual-class stock structure of Class A and Class B shares. The roughly three billion Class A shares are for the general public like you and me, while the roughly 71 million Class B shares are all owned by the Ford family. Each Class A share gets the shareholder one vote, each Class B share is worth 16 votes, the result being that Common Stock holders control about 60 percent of the company while the Ford family controls 40 percent even though it holds far fewer shares. The only way that could ever change would be if the Fords sell their Class B shares, but even so, Class B shares revert to Class A when sold outside the family, so they'd have to sell a whole bunch of them.
A contingent of Class A shareholders think the dual-class system is unfair, and for the past few years a vote's been held during the annual shareholders meeting to end it. It has failed every time, as it just did again during the meeting held this week. A smidge over 33 percent voted to end the dual system, outvoted by the 67 percent who are happy with the way Ford is going - unsurprising in view of a corporate turnaround that will be part of business-class curricula for years to come.
On the sidelines, Ford elected Ellen R. Marram to the post of independent director, the first woman to hold the job. The former Tropicana CEO and 20-year Ford board member replaces retiring board member Irvine Hockaday who helped bring Alan Mulally to the CEO position.