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!
Despite the ballyhoo that accompanied Ford's lowering of the C-Max fuel economy figures, the Blue Oval is still seeing strong demand for the five-seat MPV, as Automotive News reports. Speaking to marketing boss Jim Farley, AN says that the controversy surrounding the C-Max's fuel economy figures won't force Ford to change its marketing strategy.
Ford lowered the fuel economy rating of the C-Max after public outcry and legal action by customers that were unable to reach the 47 miles per gallon promised by the window sticker. The new ratings were dropped about a month ago to 45 mpg on the freeway and 40 mpg in the city. Ford offered rebates for current C-Max owners, with $550 going to those that bought their car and $325 to lessees. The issue, says Ford, stemmed from testing standards that allowed the automaker to base the C-Max's fuel economy on the Fusion Hybrid, because they use identical powertrains. The C-Max's less aerodynamic shape wasn't taken into account, though.
Whether Ford's PR team handled the crises perfectly or people just aren't that bothered by a four-mpg drop in combined ratings, demand remains strong for the C-Max among consumers. Ford moved 3,000 units in August, which was a 12-percent jump over July sales. Meanwhile, consumer demand through third-party shopping websites remains strong as well, according to Autometrics, a data analysis company that spoke with Automotive News. While the long-term effects of the adjustments remain unknown, the C-Max appears to have fared well in the near term.
Ford has done it again. Like in April of 1964, there is once again an all-new Mustang Convertible sitting on the observation deck of New York City's Empire State Building. This has been in the making for a little while, with the first report that Ford would recreate the sky-high publicity stunt coming out a few weeks back.
The process of getting the Mustang up there wasn't exactly easy. A Troy, MI-based company chopped up the new droptop, a necessary evil to get the Mustang on the Empire State Building's only freight elevator that runs to the 86th floor observation deck. But it was slightly more involved than just taking the car apart. The company, DST, built a mockup of the ESB's freight elevators, and then practiced its cuts on a second pre-production Mustang Convertible (measure twice, cut once).
The result of all this work are the images you see above. Yes, sitting in the crisp, morning air of midtown Manhattan, over 1,000 feet up, is this brilliant, Triple Yellow Mustang. Take a look up top for our gallery of images from today's event. You can also scroll down for videos and images of the process leading up to the ESB debut.
Alan Mulally has emerged as a hero when it comes to American manufacturing. He came to Ford in 2006 after serving as head of Boeing's commercial aircraft division, streamlined operations, sold off the costly elements of its Premier Automotive Group and saved Ford from having to be bailed out by the federal government like its cross-town rivals Chrysler and General Motors did. But as we reported mere days ago, he's widely expected to step down from the chief executive's office at Ford shortly.
So what's next for one of the most successful executives in the business? Hard to say, but don't expect Mulally to disappear into retirement. Though he didn't ultimately take the top job at Microsoft, industry insiders expect to see him in another influential position - likely as a board director or even chairman of another company. (We say "another company" and not Ford because while Bill Ford may have stepped aside as CEO to bring Mulally on board in the first place, we don't see him giving up his chairmanship of the board also.)
Mulally has likely already lined up his next move, and could either announce what that move will be as soon as Ford confirms Mark Fields as his successor, or could wait awhile. Insiders speculate that he could leverage his transportation and aerospace experience into a position at General Electric or a major airline, his manufacturing expertise to benefit a company like Procter & Gamble or his management skills at a consultancy firm.