Engine:428 Cobra jet
For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: 500 XL
Drive Type: RWD
Exterior Color: Turquoise
Farmingville, New York, United States
1965 Ford Galaxie 500 XL purchased new from Ronkonkoma Ford in Centereach, NY in 1965, garaged from 1976-2004( car still has 1977 NYS inspection sticker on windshield). Car completely stripped and repainted with new replaced vinyl top. Originally a 390/300 with a Top Loader 4 speed, motor pulled in 1972 and replaced with a 428 Cobra Jet from a 1968 Shelby KR500, oil pressure over 100 p.s.i., motor balanced and blue printed in '72 with a 600 lift cam/ 300 duration, Mallory ignition and Mallory coil. Holley double pumper carb, Enson scatter shield, homemade 10 Qt. low sump oil pan, .457 Ford Nine inch with Detroit Locker, homemade ladder bars with brand new Moroso shocks: 90/10 up front and 50/50 in rear. Brand new pie cutter Hurst slicks purchased summer of 2012, new front bias ply G78 for that nostalgic look, original Rotunda tach Ford Factory ordered with car in '65. Headers and exhaust replaced in 2005 with cutouts added in 2012, Interior is completely unmolested. There is no body filler or plastic in any panels, car never rained on since 1976. Engine compartment cleaned and repainted, New 4 core aluminum radiator , car runs at 180 degrees on the hottest day of the year. All chrome either polished or replaced. Car has original white headliner that is almost perfect. Car has been in and around my family since purchased new in '65. I know entire history of car from original owner. I have names of mechanics who made oil pan, ladder bars and the owner of the '68 KR500 Shelby where the motor originated. This car was raced from 1971-1973 at Long Island Dragway in Westhampton. Old race stickers put under the hood and painted over by previous owner. I have additional pictures of car. This Ford will not disappoint and is one true survivor! Serious inquiries only!
Let's get this unfortunate though important tidbit out of the way right off the bat: The Ford S-Max isn't sold in the United States, and it's not coming here, at least not anytime soon. And so it's with our European friends in mind that we share this information about the next-gen S-Max (previewed about a year ago in concept form) that is set to debut all across Europe next year and will be shown off at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Now, moving on...
As with the first-gen S-Max, the new model will boast seating for seven passengers, along with a decent amount of storage space, all packed into a relatively reasonably sized package. Powering the front wheels (or optionally all four) will be the buyer's choice of EcoBoost gasoline-turbocharged or turbo-diesel four-cylinder engines along with automatic and manual transmission options. Included in the mix is a new 1.5-liter EcoBoost with 160 horsepower, though the 240-horse 2.0 is likely to be seen as the headliner.
There are all kinds of new technologies on offer, ranging from Adaptive Steering to Dynamic LED Headlamps with Glare-Free Highbeams, and it's all housed inside new, more sleekly designed bodywork riding atop a chassis with new suspension architecture designed to make the S-Max a people-hauler that's still fun to drive. For all the details, we suggest you scroll down below to read through Ford's official press release.
The styling changes to the 2015 Ford Focus were shown off at the recent Geneva Motor Show, so what the EV version looks like is not that much of a surprise. Still, the 2015 Focus Electric is making its world debut here at the New York Auto Show, so we wanted to know what changes we are looking at compared to both the internal combustion engine version and the earlier EV models.
The exterior visual distinctions between the ICE and EV are minimal, and basically nonexistent from the A-pillar to the rear. Up front, you can see the charge port, of course, but the front fascia has also undergone a bit of an adjustment. The front doesn't have the ICE version's flattened grille and the EV's Ford logo creates a bump in the hood line where none exists on the ICE. The 2015's grille is also different than the one on the 2014 Focus Electric, being slightly smaller (you can see this better if you compare pictures in our new gallery above to these of the 2011 Focus Electric and these of the gas-powered 2015 Focus).
The updated 2015 interior - which we couldn't access ourselves - has things like a new center stack, improved cupholders and is basically identical between the gas and electric models. With the car off, you can't even tell if you're in an EV or ICE, Seema Bardwaj, the US brand manager for the Focus, told AutoblogGreen. The only things that are different, she said, are extra menu screens to show EV powertrain information to the driver.
Toyota isn't convinced the Ford Focus was the best-selling nameplate globally last year. Bloomberg reports that for the second time in seven months, both Toyota and Ford are laying claim to the title. Ford cites R.L. Polk & Co. data that says the automaker moved some 1.02 million Focus models in 2012 compared to just 872,774 Toyota Corolla units. But Toyota says the actual figure is closer to 1.16 million Corolla models.
Last year, Ford said it took the sales crown through the fist half of 2012 based on information from IHS Automotive, but Toyota pointed out those numbers left out models like the Corolla-based Matrix and Auris, as well as the Corolla Fielder and Scion xB-based Corolla Rumion. Whether or not Toyota's belief that all these cars should be counted in the Corolla bucket is accurate or not is seemingly up for debate... as is the question of why it matters so much to both parties.
This time around, Ford is holding the line that the Focus is the "best-selling nameplate," with Erich Merkle, a US sales analyst with Ford saying the company's figure is, "a pure number that is verified by a third party." Toyota, meanwhile, has requested clarification from Polk.