For Sale By:Private Seller
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: 2 door coupe
Drive Type: automatic
Palm Coast, Florida, United States
This is very nice 64 Ford Fairlane 500 two door hardtop. This car is 100% original. It has 90,150 original miles, and no rust. It has the 289 two barrel motor with the 3 speed C4 automatic transmission. The factory air works good. I replaced the water pump, and had the roof repainted as it was painted laquer over enamel and was flaking off. It was taken down to bare metal then base coat/clear coat Wimbolden white and looks fantastic. Some of the body has the original paint, and other spots have been repainted the original Dynasty Green Metallic. The original bench seat interior is in great shape as is the headliner. I have installed a set of gauges and tach on a replacement dash vent insert, and have the original one I removed. I installed an fm/cd player under the dash and replaced the orginal dash speaker with two 3" Sony speakers. The original AM radio worked fine. The original speaker will be included with the car. The car drives down the highway at 70 mph perfectly. The only issue with it is that it could use valve seals, as it smokes a bit when first started. It does not foul plugs, and runs great. Just being as honest as possible. I have driven the car over two thousand miles since I purchased it, and drive it to shows regularly. I originally bought it to hot rod it, install mini tubs, install big motor and 4 speed, but the car is so original and great condition, that I cannot bring myself to do it. You can contact me by phone with any questions at 386 445 5129. Car is for sale locally and will be removed if sold before auction end.
2012 is almost in the books and automakers are spending December gearing up for the 2013 auto show season, which tips off next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Traditionally, the latter opens up with the announcement of the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards, and this year figures to be no different.
But up until this moment, we didn't know which six vehicles would be parked ahead of the stage as finalists, with executives and engineers waiting for the winners to be disclosed. Whittled down from October's "short list" of nominees (11 cars and 10 truck/utility vehicles), the finalists are as follows:
2013 North American Car of the Year:
Aluminum is the new buzzword in the automotive industry. The latest Range Rover and Range Rover Sport both take advantage of the lightweight material to shave huge amounts of body fat (only it's called "aluminium" over there). Audi and Jaguar have been using the stuff for years in their A8 and XJ, respectively, and now, aluminum is going mainstream, arriving on the 2015 Ford F-150.
While we're excited to see aluminum make an impact outside the premium market, its widespread adoption apparently won't come without some problems, notably in terms of supply. "There isn't an automotive manufacturer that makes vehicles in North America that we're not talking to," Tom Boney, of Novelis, the largest global supplier of aluminum sheetmetal, told The Detroit News.
According to Boney, Ford's use of aluminum on such a large scale has forced auto manufacturers in "every boardroom" to reconsider their plans following the F-150's unveiling, for one simple reason: there's not exactly enough aluminum to go around, at least in the short term. The auto industry presently only accounts for six percent of the aluminum sheet produced, but as the material is adopted by more and more brands, that figure is expected to swell to 25 percent within the next six years.
Our new man Greg Migliore is in attendance at a Ford media event at the Blue Oval's Dearborn, MI headquarters today, and he's reported in with a handful of the 2015 F-150 stats that we've been dying to know. Ford is slow-playing the news release here, but we can still offer up some interesting output and performance figures after half-year of waiting.
We have all be quite aware that Ford's shift to aluminum construction would save a lot of weight for F-150 models, and the results we're hearing now are duly impressive. For instance: in Super Crew trim, a 2015 F-150 is a whopping 732-pounds lighter than was its closest 2014-model-year equivalent. That's like hauling three middle-aged dudes to your bowling alley's league night for free. Polish your balls, guys.
Ford isn't willing to offer up any actual curb weights just yet, but if we take that 732-pound loss and extrapolate with the 5,128-pound curb weight of the 2014 F-150 Super Crew with the 3.7-liter V6, we can guesstimate that 2015 models will measure out in the 4,400-pound range. That's impressive.