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!
Start with a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor as your base vehicle for modification, and chances are high that you'll end up with something pretty cool. Now, have those modifications done by professional lunatics Hennessey Performance, make the project turning the pickup into an ultra-long SUV, and the result stands a real chance of being a total kick in the ass. Let us present the Hennessey VelociRaptor then, in all of its awesomeness.
Hennessey has taken care in grafting a "Expedition style" rear cabin onto the Raptor, complete with an optional third row. The pictures we have show a cabin that's up to the fit and finish standards of the original Ford truck, too. The cab added over the bed also makes room for a massive load space out back, accessible via split out-folding doors and long enough for a person to lay down in (see video).
Mechanically, the truck-turned-SUV sticks with Ford's stock 6.2-liter V8, rated at 411 horsepower, or can be had with a supercharger and some 600 hp. Hennessey says the stock-motor VelociRaptor will run from 0-60 miles per hour in 7.5 seconds, while the hi-po version takes just 5.9 seconds. The SUV does take some of the off-road ability away from the Raptor, with the company saying it hasn't yet had the opportunity to test its capabilities. On-roading and "moderate off-road duties" are the current prescription.
Ford has just released a teaser for its Super Bowl ad, and unlike just about every other automaker, it seems that the Blue Oval is going to make us wait until Sunday to see the full spot. The teaser is, um, strange.
It stars James Franco, who believes he is Ron Riggle, the comedian, Fox NFL Sunday host and retired Marine lieutenant colonel. There's also a tiger. The vague spot has Franco claiming that "this is no ordinary commercial." You'll note on the bottom right, there's a Ford logo and the hashtag #nearlydouble.
According to Automotive News, it's part of a massive viral effort being pushed forward by Ford and its dealerships. Ford sent different teasers and "vignettes" to dealership employees and asked them to share them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, in the hopes of creating a viral effect.
Apparently sensibilities in India, at least in the case of some Ford marketing partners, are downright lascivious at times. Case in point are a new series of print ads, presumably touting the vast cargo capacity of the Ford Figo hatchback, that involve more than a whiff of T&A, S&M and other sexy abbreviations.
In all seriousness, the advertising campaign is taking some major heat in the Indian press for being outrageously sexist. All three images - which seem to be produced by a graphic artist with some Heavy Metal work in his/her portfolio - show bound and gagged people stuffed into the Figo's boot. With a tagline reads, "Leave Your Worries Behind." one version features a peace-sign throwing Silvio Berlusconi holding hostage three buxom and barely clad women, all wearing ball gags with hands and feet bound. Charming. Another version shows Paris Hilton similarly kidnapping a trio of Kardashians, while a third (tame in terms of the clothing at least), has Michael Schumacher toting Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, and Lewis Hamilton.
Clearly in bad taste, at least, the Indian source also questions the timing of these risqué Ford ads, as the follow by days new anti-rape legislation passed by the Indian Parliament. Ford has responded in a statement, that it and its advertising partner (JWT India) "deeply regret" the ads, and claim that they "never should have happened."