65 Comet Caliente ,white-red Interior, 289 4 Barrel Auto, Barn Find. on 2040-cars
Centerville, South Dakota, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Engine:289 4 V
Disability Equipped: No
Number of Doors: 2
Sub Model: Caliente
Exterior Color: White
Drive Type: automatic
Interior Color: Red
Number of Cylinders: 8
Warranty: no warenty
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ...
Barn find, parked since early 90's inside. The Bad--- car has a cracked windshield, There was a mouse nest under trunk filler board---- lower drivers rear quarter has rust through. Front passenger fender has softball size spot near bottom, car needs a gas tank. 2 50 cent size holes above visors in headliner, one small rip above drivers door on the bottom edge. Paint still shines, normal door dings and paint scrapes--- its a 20 footer. I am the second owner of the car. Car runs and drives, just not very far with gallon gas can under the hood! Lower front bench split at the seems-- Taped. Interior is nice, a couple of pinhole size rust holes in front floor, needs new carpet. Steering wheel is perfect! Carb has been kitted but not adjusted, car runs and can be driven on trailer.Brakes work,lights work , heater fan works. The oil pressure runs between half and high line. cashiers check, cash on pickup, or PayPal. $ 500.00 non refundable deposit by Pay Pal within 24 hrs after auction close. The total amount within 5 days of auction close. I can store the car for a while and will help to load. SHIPPING IS BUYERS RESPONSABILITY and cost !!!!! E-Mail with any questions, GOOD LUCK!!!
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Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:27:00 EST
According to a Bloomberg report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded an investigation into complaints of unintended acceleration lodged against Ford vehicles. The investigation began in June of 2010 when just three complaints had been received and it only concerned the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, but this was at a time when the phrase "unintended acceleration" made grown men go pale. With 49 additional complaints received since then, the investigation has been reclassified as an engineering analysis - the last phase before a recall - and it has been expanded to include the Lincoln MKZ, making for a total of "around 480,000" units affected between the three sedans from the 2008 to 2010 model years.
Mon, 18 Jul 2011 08:59:00 EST
The ostensible cause is that floor mats are trapping the accelerator pedal, but according to a Ford statement at the time, the entrapment is due to owners placing the optional all-weather floor mats, or aftermarket floor mats, on top of the car's standard floor mats. NHTSA has backed up that assessment, pinning the blame on "unsecured or double stacked floor mats."
On the face of it, it would appear that NHTSA has upgraded the status not because of Ford's error, but owner error, and Ford has stated publicly that it is "disappointed" in NHTSA's move. On top of NHTSA still being skittish after that other unintended acceleration debacle, it could be seen to be taking its time investigating all of the variables: it's reported that Ford changed its accelerator pedal design in 2010, a "heel blocker" in the floorpan has been considered a potential culprit in how the floor mats could be trapping the pedal, some drivers have said the floor mats weren't anywhere near the pedal, and according to a report in the LA Times, in "a letter sent by Ford to NHTSA in August 2010, the automaker said it found three injuries and one fatality that 'may have resulted from the alleged defect.'"
Ford has announced through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it is recalling nearly 3,000 examples of its Five Hundred and Mercury Montego (pictured) sedans from the 2007 model year.
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:29:00 EST
The action, which affects 2,945 vehicles, is due to potentially defective welds between the filler neck and the fuel tank, a condition that could result in a fuel leak or the smell of gasoline reaching the occupants. In the worst-case scenario, a leak could cause a fire. Cars with the affected fuel tank problem could see an illuminated dashboard warning light as a result of the evaporative emissions leak being detected.
Ford will inspect and replace the fuel tank at no cost to owners (those who have already had the procedure done at-cost can apply for reimbursement), and the Dearborn automaker will begin notifying Five Hundred and Montego owners beginning August 15. Check out the official NHTSA press release after the jump for further details.
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