Drive Type: auto none
Hastings, Nebraska, United States
this is a really nice 1990 ssp expatrol car mustang drag car. fresh paint, 10-12 point chrome moly roll cage, nhra certified till the end of this season and passed with no issues, think its good till 8.50, ladder bar suspension, duel adj. strange rear coilovers, single adj strange front struts, maximum motorsports camber/caster plates, bumpsteer, m/m tubular k menber and ontrol arms, manual rack and pinion, manual brake conversion, wilwood brakes at all 4 corners, large frontrange aluminum driveshaft, mark williams yokes, wheelie wheels c/m, weld 15x12 rears with 14.5x29x15 hoosier quick time pros, comes with matching weld front runners(not the wheels on car in pics. it has a complete aeromotive fuel system with the a1000 pump, filters regulators and return line, fuel cell, i ran e85 on my engine, msd digital 7 and coil, morososo switch panel, fluiddyne radiator and ele fan, florida 5.0 gauge cluster, trans temp gauge, built 8.8, moser gun drilled 35 spline axles, c clip eleminators, moser spool, cover support, has carbion fiber proratchet shifter, carbon fiber hood and harwood deck lid, manual windows n locks this car ran 9.70 at kearney raceway park on a hot day with my 696hp sbf all engine no power adders with a c4 and no trans brake, 1.41 60 foot times at 137mph, car goes straight and drives nice, will come with everything to bolt in your engine and trans and pass tech with no issues. this car also has beefed up torq boxes cause it could be switched back to a stock suspension car, has up to date belts and window net too.
will consider trades, campers, boats, hot rods, street cars, any brand
also have the fresh dynamic mighty mite c4 with probell, 8" 5500 stall to sell seperate
In early December, Ford filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for the name "Model E." Historically, Ford never produced a Model E, and while automakers are known to file for trademarks they never use, some have wondered if the application might be used for a concept car.
Based on other recent events, though, it could be a legal move. In 2000 Ford sued an online start-up called Model E over the similarity of that name to Ford's industry-shaping Model T, but the judge dismissed the case citing lack of proper grounds. In August 2013, Tesla applied for trademark registration for Model E, and at the time, Ford said it would review the application. Tesla actually made two applications for Model E, one for automobiles and structural parts therefore, the other for "providing maintenance and repair services for automobiles," and there are plenty of theories about what the name could be applied to.
The Published for Opposition date for Tesla's applications is December 31, 2013, after which anyone who thinks they'd be harmed by Tesla being granted the trademark gets 30 days to register their issues. This is just speculation, but Ford's application - which was filed for automobiles only - might be about protecting what it sees as unwelcome encroachment on the name Model T, protection it wasn't able to enforce before when the stakes were only online and much smaller.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally may be about to announce his long-rumored retirement from the Blue Oval, according to a pair of insiders who spoke to Bloomberg. An official statement on the succession could arrive as soon as May 1. Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields is rumored to step up as the new CEO. The company is said to be readying the announcement soon to ensure an orderly transition of power, according to the insiders.
Mulally's retirement from Ford has been a hot topic for a while. He was seriously rumored last year to be leaving the automaker to take over as the CEO of Microsoft. The board even said at one point that it was okay with them if he stepped down early. However, the CEO maintained he would stay with the business through at least the end of 2014. Fields has been rumored as a frontrunner to take over the top spot at the company since he was promoted to COO.
For the moment, Ford isn't officially confirming any of these plans. "We don't comment on speculation. We do have succession plans in place for our key leadership. We take succession planning very seriously," said Susan Krusel, Ford Global News Manager, to Autoblog.
The Ford Fusion may already beat the Toyota Camry in terms of models offered, transaction price and sales increase so far this year, but if the Fusion wants to make a run at the title of best-selling car in the US, Bloomberg reminds us that volume is key. Opening a second production line at the Flat Rock, MI assembly plant will reportedly allow Ford to produce around 350,000 Fusions annually, which compares Toyota's ability to crank out 475,000 Camrys and Honda's capacity to build around 450,000 Accords.
For the Fusion, that's an extra 100,000 units compared to the car's current pace, and the article adds that the Fusion is "Ford's best shot" to regain the passenger car sales crown - a title it (or any other US automaker, for that matter) hasn't held since the mid-1990s. Despite hiccups with recalls and fuel economy numbers, the Ford Fusion is still red hot when it comes to sales. Fusion sales are up 13 percent so far this year (compared to a 0.6 percent decrease for Camry), and its average transaction price of $26,343 is about $2,300 more than its rival from Toyota.
The Fusion's popularity has helped Ford improve its sales in California; the Dearborn-based automaker has a market share of 18 percent in the state, which is just a fraction of a percentage behind Honda. And this popularity should continue as Ford ups Fusion production and expands the model lineup even further for 2014 with a new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine soon to become an option.