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!
Last month Ford's Jim Farley made waves at the CES when it was reported he told show attendees, "We have GPS in your car, so we know what you're doing. By the way, we don't supply that data to anyone." Farley and Ford later partially retracted and clarified that statement.
Spurred by a desire for further transparency on data collection policies, Ford representatives answered questions from Congress, specifically Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.), about driver privacy.
The Detroit News reports that Ford told Congress it does collect some vehicle location data in an effort to "troubleshoot and improve our products" on behalf of the driver. Ford went on to say that it only collects limited data after receiving permission from owners.
Ford will be putting the brakes on production at its Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI, idling production during the weeks of October 28 and December 16. Ford is citing the first drop in US sales in 27 months, a 4.2-percent dip in September, as the impetus for trimming their supplies, according to Automotive News.
Ford's deft management of its supplies has been part of its success over the years, and seeing supplies of Focus and C-Max, the two vehicles built at MAP, rise from 58 and 108 days, respectively, to 71 and 122 days over the span of a month was apparently all that was need to justify the trimming. As AN points out, the rule of thumb for many automakers is to maintain a 60-day supply of vehicles.
"Ford has been focused on keeping their pricing in check. Their operating margin is in double digits. Nobody else is there and they're obviously very proud of that," Alan Baum, an auto analyst with Baum & Associates told AN. Keeping the supply chain operating smoothly and not increasing supplies too much is crucial to that healthy profit margin. After all, a large supply lowers prices ,which, in turn, cuts profit. So while this news might not be great for employees at MAP, who now have an extra two weeks of vacation time, it's far from a sign of problems in Dearborn. Quite the opposite, actually.
Autocar has some sour news for fans of go-fast Ford products. According to Roelant de Waard, Ford's president of marketing in Europe, the automaker will probably never offer more than one RS performance model for sale at the same time. That statement runs contrary earlier rumblings that suggested Ford would launch its next-generation Focus RS in 2015 and follow the hatch with a spate of other vehicles with an RS badge. But de Waard has made it clear that Ford of Europe is now focused on squarely on the next Mustang, even though there may be more RS models on the way eventually.
"What is clear is that the RS shouldn't be a series, or a car badge that we have in our portfolio all the time. It is an extreme car - something more than ST," he said.
That philosophy makes plenty of sense. We loved the old Focus RS - shown above in RS500 trim - because it was generally bonkers and plenty exclusive. Diluting either aspect is sure to end in disappointment for everyone involved.