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1958 Ford Fairlane Fairlane Skyliner Hardtop Convertible on 2040-cars

US $10,000.00
Year:1958 Mileage:79485 Color: White /
 Gray
Location:

San Jose, California, United States

San Jose, California, United States

Here is a classic 1958 Ford Skyliner Hard Top Convertible available for sale. This pink & white Fairlane is in
terrific condition and ready to enjoy. Turn on the ignition, drop the power top and off you go! Car was fully
restored approximately 12 years ago (per previous owner) and has been used sparingly the last six years (and driven
less than 300 miles during that time).
It is believed to be a three owner car. Original owner was a mechanic. Car was purchased about six years ago as a
Sunday driver but current owner never really got around to driving this car. Professional and family obligations
took up most free time he would otherwise have had to enjoy the car.
Car has been properly maintained. Seats, door panels, headliner all in terrific shape. Seat belts installed for
five passengers. The car starts, runs and drives nicely and the factory hardtop works great*. Within the past few
weeks, car has received a tune-up, fluids flushed, hoses replaced, oil changed – the engine is mechanically
sound. As seen in the photos, both exterior and interior show very well.
*Upon inspection (and to the best of my knowledge), the chrome bumpers has some pitting and minor rust (nothing
serious that would deter me if I was a buyer). While the body/paint is in very, very good condition, there are some
minor rust spots – examples documented in the photos (again, if I was a buyer I wouldn’t be deterred). If you
were to stand five feet from the car, these imperfections wouldn’t be noticeable.
Car is an automatic with power windows, power steering and power assist brakes. Heating and radio works (no a/c).
Wipers do not fully operate (they will sweep the window one way but not come down). The clock, map and headliner
lights do not work. While the top goes up and down, it can be temperamental at the start. There are 1957 hubcaps on this 1958 model. Odometer works and shows approximately 79,500 miles. I would rate this
To summarize, while there are some items that need discretionary attention, this American classic Fairlane 500
Convertible is a great car for leisurely drives – a terrific boulevard cruiser to be enjoyed with the wife (or
hubby), kids or grandchildren that can also be used as a daily driver.

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Ford recalls Five Hundred, Mercury Montego sedans over fuel tank woes

Mon, 18 Jul 2011 08:59:00 EST

Ford has announced through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it is recalling nearly 3,000 examples of its Five Hundred and Mercury Montego (pictured) sedans from the 2007 model year.
The action, which affects 2,945 vehicles, is due to potentially defective welds between the filler neck and the fuel tank, a condition that could result in a fuel leak or the smell of gasoline reaching the occupants. In the worst-case scenario, a leak could cause a fire. Cars with the affected fuel tank problem could see an illuminated dashboard warning light as a result of the evaporative emissions leak being detected.
Ford will inspect and replace the fuel tank at no cost to owners (those who have already had the procedure done at-cost can apply for reimbursement), and the Dearborn automaker will begin notifying Five Hundred and Montego owners beginning August 15. Check out the official NHTSA press release after the jump for further details.

George W. Bush's 2009 Ford F-150 fizzles with $300,000 bid at Barrett-Jackson [UPDATE: w/video]

Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:20:00 EST

Despite some truly impassioned pleading from Jay Leno himself - including calling on Arizona's notoriously Republican-rich voters to beat the $600,000 level set the last time Leno sold a vehicle for this particular charity... in California - bidding for George Bush's 2009 Ford F-150 pickup truck stalled at $300,000.
All proceeds will be sent to the Fisher House Foundation, so at least it's $300K going to a good cause. Feel free to check out the live image gallery above, which includes shots showing Leno's skills helming the auction, and read through the official auction description below.
*UPDATE: Video of the auction and Leno's prods to the crowd for more money can now be seen below.

2015 Ford Transit

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:58:00 EST

As a segment, fullsize vans are stealth-fighter invisible on most consumers' radar. Visit a dealership for any of the four brands that offer them and you'll be lucky to find even one on display. These are commercial vehicles primarily, even more so than pickup trucks. Vans are the shuttles for plumbers, caterers, carpenters, concrete layers, masons, electricians, florists and flooring, and a huge part of this country's productivity is accomplished using them. At the moment, Ford is the 800-pound gorilla in that room - fully 41 percent of commercial vehicles wear a Blue Oval. So when Ford announced three years ago it would be ditching its commercial bread-and-butter E-Series, it meant the Transit that would be replacing the Econoline had huge, 53-year-old shoes to fill.
We were still a bit nostalgic about Econoline vans going away until going directly from the Transit first drive in Kansas City to an E-350 airport shuttle. Climb up through the Econoline's tiny double doors and bang your head on the opening, crouch all the way to your seat then enjoy a loud, rattle-prone, creaky, harsh ride on beam-hard seats while struggling to see out the low windows. This is an experience nearly every traveler has had. By comparison, the Transits we'd just spent two days with were every bit of the four decades better they needed to be. It cannot be understated just how much better the Transit is in every single way. The load floor is barely more than knee high. There's a huge side door, and hitting your head on a door opening is nearly impossible. Stand up all the way if you're under six-foot, six-inches - no more half-hunching down the aisle. There are windows actually designed to be looked out of. The ride is buttery smooth, no booming vibration from un-restrained metal panels and no squeaks. Conversations can be held at normal levels rather than yelling over the roar of an ancient V8. The seats are comfortable. The AC is cold. There are cupholders.
Enough anecdote-laying, what's in a Transit? We're talking about a very fullsized unibody van that's enjoyed a 49-year history in Ye Olde Europe. This latest iteration is part of the "One Ford" initiative, so it was designed as a global offering from the get-go, eschewing the body-on-frame construction the E-Series has used since 1975. Instead, the Transit integrates a rigid ladder frame into an overall frame construction made of high-strength cold-rolled and boron steel. The suspension is a simple but well-tuned Macpherson strut array up front with a rear solid axle and leaf springs.