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!
The imposing commercial truck above has a feature that might be surprising to most Autoblog readers - a Blue Oval emblem on the front. Here in North America, Ford simply doesn't play in the eighteen-wheeler sandbox, but that doesn't mean that the Dearborn-based automaker is absent in the heavy hauling space in other parts of the globe. In fact, Ford presently fields two completely different big rig ranges under the Cargo moniker - one a product of an Eastern Europe/Turkey joint venture, and another from Brazil. But that's about to start changing with the advent of this new cab-over model seen here.
Unveiled in São Paulo, Brazil, this new generation of Cargo is perhaps the largest physical embodiment of CEO Alan Mulally's "One Ford" global streamlining strategy. Instead of multiple models, company engineers have developed a new single truck that it says will better meet the needs of truckers in all markets. Designed to compete in what's known as the "extra heavy-duty segment" elsewhere in the world, this Cargo was developed jointly by Ford engineering teams in Brazil, Turkey and Europe.
Specifics remain hard to come by (read: unreleased), but Ford is promising an all-new engine enabling hauling capability of up to 56 tons while still returning excellent fuel economy. Ford's global Cargo lineup will henceforth consist of a dozen models, but Ford tells Autoblog has no plans to bring this hot and heavy-duty action to North America.
It's a fairly well known fact that removing weight from a car is essentially a panacea for many of the modern automobiles problems. Does it handle like crap? Remove weight. Underpowered? Don't add power; trim the fat. Need to improve fuel economy? It's diet time.
Actually executing a major weight reduction program, though, much like with human beings, is no easy task. Unlike you or I, where motivation is the issue, the prohibitive measure in trimming a car's waistline is money. Lightweight materials are expensive, with carbon fiber and carbon-fiber reinforced plastic still primarily in the domain of higher end vehicles. Even aluminum construction, pioneered on a mass-produced level by Audi and Jaguar, is only now starting to make its way into the mainstream, thanks to the upcoming Ford F-150.
With this concept, though, Ford is attempting to show that a mass-produced, lightweight vehicle isn't too far off. This is the Lightweight Concept, and while it may look like a Fusion, it weighs as much as a Fiesta. For reference, the lightest Fusion available to the public is the 3,323-pound, 2.5-liter model with a manual transmission. A manually equipped, 1.6-liter Fiesta, meanwhile, is just 2,537 pounds.
There's no doubt that Ford is taking a risk in producing the body of its upcoming new F-150 pickup truck in aluminum. What is up for debate, however, is whether aluminum was a wise risk to take in the first place. Wards Auto took the opportunity to poll some experts on the subject of aluminum versus steel in the automotive sector, with somewhat unsurprising results.
Richard Schultz, a project consultant at Ducker Worldwide, which bills itself as "a leading aluminum industry consultant (though they also deal in steels), suggests that the potential drawbacks to aluminum - higher costs, lower supply - aren't really impediments to the auto industry's increased acceptance of the lightweight metal.
Similarly, Randall Scheps, global automotive marketing director for Alcoa, a massive aluminum producer, counters claims that aluminum is less safe for vehicle occupants, suggesting that the use of aluminum can actually increase safety as it could potentially allow for larger vehicles with more crush space than steel.