Saturday, September 3, 2016

Check Out These Classic Ford's

Check Out these Classic Ford Cars and see if you remember when they were in your neighborhood.


















T Model Pickup  Why not make you work in one load instead of many loads. After all it is a Ford Truck and it can carry the load.

















 Ford Logo's   It wasn't many years ago, when Ford Dealers had these neon signs at their dealerships.















Ford Vehicle Logo  Do you remember seeing these on the Ford Automobiles?
















1957 Ford Ranchero  When these came out they had the name of "Cowboy's Pickup", it was based on the platform of a sedan and the ladies could haul a load in it and still feel like they were driving a sedan.
















!969 Ford Comets   Ford built the Ford Comet to replace the Ford Falcon. It was a great selling vehicle during the higher gas prices.

















!965 Ford Mustang  The "Pony" Car, the intro in 1964 into the "Sports Car" market. Check out the hood locks. This was a common sight among car owners of the sixties.

















Ford Mustang Ghia II  Ford came out with the small mustang in the early sixties and through the years it became a larger car. During the years of higher gas prices the reduced the size of the Mustang. It never became a hit amongst customers as the larger model was.

















1970 Ford Torino King Cobra In 1970 they had the Cobra Torino which you could buy from any Ford dealer. But if you wanted to buy the King Cobra you had to go to a specialized Ford Dealer to buy it. It had a completely different frond end that the King Cobra.

















1958 Ford Ranchero It came with dual headlights and two-toned paint and extra chrome.











1962 Ford Fairlane The model shown above was the Custom Fairlane model.

















1965 Ford Mustang  You could get the Mustang in 1965 with a vinyl top.


















1959 Ford Fairlane 500 In the late 50's you had a lot of chrome on the cars and you had two-toned pain jobs. You could buy the car in a four-door hard top, a four-door without the center pillow that made the car look more like a two door sedan.

















Australian Ford  XP Deluxe Falcon Utility

 















1968 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer (Full Size)


 














Early 60's Ford Bronco

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Check Out These Ford Vehicles















F-150 Crew Cab Pickup





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F-750 Crew Cab Pickup
















2016 Ford Mustang

















Ford Mustang














Concept Ford Bronco
















Ford Explorer
















Ford Explorer
















F150 Ford Supercab Pickup

















Ford Explorer
















Ford Focus
















Ford Mustang
















Ford Mustang Convertible
















Police Special Ford Mustang
















Ford Explorer
















Ford Festiva
















Ford Mustang W/ Glass Top
















Ford Expedition
















Ford F-150 Super Crew
















 Ford Mustang
















Ford Bronco Concept

















Ford F-150 and Ford F-100














Ford Bronco














Ford Bronco













Ford Mustang






















Ford Shelby Pickup

















 Ford F-150 Shelby Pickup














Ford Bronco


















Ford F-150 Super Crew














Ford Bronco













 Ford Explorer

Source: Ford.com

Sunday, August 21, 2016

1957 Ford Ranch Wagon Del Rio Station Wagon

1957 Ford Ranch Wagon Del Rio Station Wagon - Image 1 of 21

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Matching Pair Of McLaren-Modified Mustangs Of Ford’s SVO


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They’re considered some of the rarest Mustangs ever built, but more importantly they’re also the very first vehicles to arise out of Ford’s Special Vehicle Operations division, and now the serial No. 1 Mustang M-81 and the McLaren Mustang IMSA car will head to auction as a pair.
While the Fox-body Mustang debuted in 1979 with a 302-cu.in. V-8 still under the hood, the oil crisis of that same year forced Ford to rethink its engine lineup for the early Eighties: Even the 302 was considered too big, so Ford replaced it with a 119-hp, 255-cu.in. V-8 and decided to focus on the 150-hp, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder as its main performance engine.
To convince V-8 fans that a turbo four could perform, Ford decided to resurrect its racing program and sought the help of McLaren Engines, based out of nearby Livonia, Michigan. Under the supervision of new SVO director Michael Kranefuss, Ford designers Todd Gerstenberger and Harry Wykes collaborated on a more radical Mustang design with flared fenders, closed-off grille, massive airdam and aggressive vented hood, while McLaren’s engineers went about blueprinting and balancing the four-cylinder. Crucially, they also fitted the engine with variable boost control, allowing anywhere from 5 to 11 psi; toward the top end of that range, the tweaked four-cylinder was rated at 175 horsepower.
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Stiffer springs, a bigger sway bar lifted from the police-package Fairmont, 15-inch wheels, brakes lifted from the V-8 Mustang, and Recaro buckets all rounded out the package. Ford dubbed it the M-81 and considered selling about 250 completed cars, along with components available through its dealerships so Mustang customers could build their own.
That was just for the street version, however. Ford also intended to take the Mustang racing, specifically in IMSA’s GTO series, and did so through a McLaren-built Mustang that looked much like the M-81, but was powered by a Cosworth four-cylinder engine good for as much as 350 horsepower. According to John Craft’s Mustang Race Cars, the McLaren IMSA Mustang’s first outing at the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona resulted in a GT Prototype win.
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While the M-81 netted Ford plenty of magazine coverage at the time, the goal of selling 250 of the cars proved just a bit optimistic. Their $25,000 price tag – at a time when the base Mustang started at less than $5,000 – was too much to swallow. As a result, Ford built just 10 M-81s (not including the prototype), and commissioned just two of the IMSA cars.
SVO, of course, later built the 1984-1986 Ford Mustang SVO, another turbocharged four-cylinder version of the Fox Mustang, and eventually morphed into Ford’s Special Vehicles Team with John Coletti at the helm.
One of each of those first SVO Mustangs, both of them carrying serial number 001, will cross the block as part of Mecum’s Indianapolis auction. According to the descriptions, the McLaren IMSA Mustang comes with plenty of documentation, while the M-81 has just 79 miles on it and hasn’t been driven in more than 30 years. No pre-auction estimates for the two were available; the closest comparable sale in recent years was that of a V-8-powered 1980 Mustang GT Enduro, which sold for $40,700 at auction last fall.
The Mecum Indianapolis auction will take place May 17-21 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. For more information, visit Mecum.com.
UPDATE (23.May 2016): The race-prepped IMSA Mustang bid to a high of $35,000, while its road-going stablemate reached a high bid of $50,000. Neither car met its reserve price.
Source: blog.hemmings.com