For Sale By:Private Seller
Drive Type: rear
Model: Model T
Trim: street rod
Encinitas, California, United States
1927 FORD MODEL "T" TOURING STREET ROD!
ALL STEEL RESTO ROD
VERY LOW RESERVE!
Up for auction is an all-steel, including fenders 1927 Ford Touring. Older build that has mechanically been freshened up with lots of new parts, including gaskets, etc. No leaks and runs great! Listing for a friend. The car is located in Riverside, Ca. 351 Windsor engine. Ford C-6 automatic transmission. 9" Ford rear with "user friendly" gears. Dropped axle with front disc brakes and buggy spring. Runs, drives and stops very well. Canvas top is in very nice shape. Black vinyl interior in nice shape. Has black carpet in the back seating area. Has new steel floor in the front, just needs carpet. No speedo, but other guages work just fine. Period correct Appliance wire wheels in very nice shape! BFG tires. Original 1927 license plates (2). Currently registered and titled as a 1927 Ford. All lights work properly with turn signals in the front headlights. Steering wheel raised roughly 5 inches so taller people can get in and drive it easier. Hood has a few scrapes as it sits in the garage. Sorry its so dusty in the pictures, has been sitting lately. If you have less than 10 feedback, please email me first. I encourage all bidders to come take a look and check the car out, it's pretty cool! Very low reserve, priced to sell!
OWNER WILL ENTERTAIN TRADES.
As with any used car, expect a few chips and scratches here and there. This is a really cool "period piece" that has been on the road many years. Body and paint are not perfect, but theres no rust I can see, and it's all steel! $1000 deposit within 48 hours, balance within 5 days thereafter. Good luck!
Halfway between Detroit and Chicago, there is a car museum that gives visitors a unique level of interaction with antique cars. The Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, MI has a driver's training class to teach people of any age to learn how to drive a Ford Model T.
From the crank starter to the column-mounted throttle control, this driving school teaches people all there is to know about driving and operating a Model T. Each class lasts about two and a half hours and is only open to 18 students. There are ten sessions planned for 2014 - twice a day on May 3, June 22, July 22, August 23 and September 14. The class costs $95 (or $85 for members), and it also includes a tour of the museum's automobile collection.
In addition to this driving school, the museum has plenty of exhibits on the property, and it's open all but three days per year (Easter, Christmas and New Year's Day) with free admission for school field trips and active military. Be sure to check out the Gilmore Car Museum's website or visit them on Facebook for more info.
Ford deserves credit for being a front-runner in offering advanced infotainment technology with its Sync and MyFord Touch systems, but continued consumer complaints over its confusing touchscreen interface and capacitive controls has made the automaker relent. The Wall Street Journal reports that physical buttons and knobs for controlling tuning and volume will be coming back to Ford vehicles equipped with the controversial infotainment system.
The 2013 F-150 with MyFord Touch gives us a glimpse of what the new layout with buttons and knobs might look like, as Ford says a similar balance of touch screen capability and buttons/knobs are what's being planned for future models. And, while capacitive controls have no fans in the halls of Autoblog, many of Ford's models with MyFord Touch do have a large physical knob for adjusting volume with integrated buttons for tuning and advancing tracks, though most of those are models with the optional upgraded Sony Audio system. Lincoln models with MyLincoln Touch, however, feature only capacitive controls for all stereo and climate functions.
Despite receiving enough complaints to throw buttons and knobs back into the mix (a move that reminds us of BMW's iDrive trajectory, among others), Ford reports that Sync and MyFord Touch have still been sold on 79 percent of its 2013 model year vehicles, a number it claims is double the rate that Honda and Toyota are getting for their infotainment systems. Ford also states that owners who do opt for the duo of technologies are more satisfied with overall vehicle quality than those who don't have it.
Today's the day, Ford fans. Production has officially commenced on the sixth-generation 2015 Mustang at the company's Flat Rock, MI factory. As production ramps up, sales should kick off in the coming months.
The production news isn't just a bit deal for American fans. With the new Mustang getting a bespoke right-hand-drive variant, the pony car's worldwide availability has swollen to include 120 different countries, including its home nation.
"Mustang is and will continue to be an automotive icon," Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, said in a statement. "Expanding its availability globally affords our customers around the world the opportunity to have a true firsthand Mustang experience - one unlike any other."