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!
Connected cars are coming en-masse. We know this much. How, though, remains something of an open question, especially as two of the world's largest tech companies are preparing to battle for control of your car's dashboard. On the one hand, we have Apple and its CarPlay system. And now, we know what Google has been working on with Auto Link.
Its new name is Android Auto, and yes, it's based off the Android architecture that is the primary challenger to Apple's iOS mobile operating system. Announced at Google's I/O conference today, Android Auto functions similarly to CarPlay - owners will need to plug their smartphones into their cars to access the full breadth of capability.
In Android Auto's case, that means a wealth of voice controls to limit distracted driving. Google's marquee apps will be available when the interface arrives in production models later this year, including Google Play Music, Google Maps and voice-activated texting and text playback. Meanwhile, developers will be able to begin designing custom apps for the new system via an upcoming software development kit.
Forgive us for having the distinct feeling of déjà vu, but it certainly feels like we've been here before. By that we are referring Car and Driver and the announcement of its annual 10Best vehicles for 2013. To be sure, it's an impressive selection of cars that combine heart-pounding performance and frugal sensibilities, but it also represents something of a broken record on the part of C/D. We're not so sure that's a flaw, though, as the resulting list is tough to argue with.
Vehicles like the Ford Mustang, Porsche Boxster, and BMW 3 Series have maintained their high-horsepower spots on this list for several years now. Even on the more practical and nimble end, the Honda Accord, Honda Fit and Mazda Miata have not budged. These continued spots are even in light of redesigns for some vehicles such as the Accord, Boxster and 3 Series.
In fact, the only newcomer to the 10Best list this year are the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ twins, which knocked out the Cadillac CTS-V. We think it would have been a huge misstep to have excluded the FR-S/BRZ, even in light of the supercharged Caddy's lamentable departure from 10Best.
Companies ranging in size from small startups to major automakers have been experimenting with solar-powered charging stations for EVs and plug-in hybrids. And, of course, people have been powering vehicles with onboard solar panels for quite some time, too. Still, Ford's new C-Max Solar Energi Concept shows the promise of a truly practical implementation of solar on a production vehicle, and it may not be as far off in the future as we had thought.
As we reported a few days ago, the Solar concept makes use of a "concentrator lens" that focuses sunlight onto the Ford's roof-mounted solar panels. The special lens follows the rays of the sun to maximize the amount of charge being fed to the batteries of the car, taking about a day to fully charge the 21-mile, all-electric range of the C-Max Energi. Ford data suggests that combination might be enough to power 75 percent of all trips made by a statistically average driver. In turn, using the sun to power a vehicle could reduce yearly C02 emissions by up to four metric tons when compared with the driver of an average gasoline-powered sedan.
We've got live images of the C-Max Solar Energi Concept, jauntily tilted on its display to best present it's signature solar panels, straight from the CES floor.