Drive Type: None
Model: Model A
Sub Model: Sport Coupe
Trim: Model A
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Thief River Falls, Minnesota, United States
Up for grabs is a 1928 Ford Model A Sport Coupe body with doors. Body is somewhat distorted, but should be able to be straightened once bolted to a frame, etc. Passenger door does not close at this time, but should be able to This is a workable body and doors, but do not want to make it out to be better than it is. Trunk lid is missing. It appears that most of the top parts are there. Many desirable parts are still attached to this body. A few of the pieces were loose in the car and I took a photo of them. Most of the loose parts fell out of the passenger side door top when I was taking photos. Some of the other loose parts are bracing. Also the driver side window channel is there. The body has some dents and rust spots, but is overall quite workable. Doors have a few rust spots, but are better than most. Passenger side door has one bullet hole/blast. Door window regulators crank up and down. The coupe doors have nice garnish moldings in place. Windshield frame is dented and not sure if usable. I think it could be straightened and used? Please view the listed photos or ask questions to determine the condition or if this item works for you.
This vehicle/body does not have a title, but will gladly sell with a bill of sale. Item description shows Salvage title due to Ebay.
This is being sold as a project or for parts. Car is not operational and will need to be trailered or hauled following purchase. This vehicle is not licensed. Buyer is responsible for all transportation arrangements and costs.
Payment to be Certified Cashier's Check, Postal money order, Paypal or cash in person. Paypal payment to be within 24 hours and all other payments within 7 days of end of auction.
Item is for sale with a bill of sale only. Item is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end sale at anytime.
Please ask questions prior to purchase. This body is for sale as is, without any warranties, guarantees or returns.
Thanks for looking and good luck
No Prius Killer
As much as we enthusiasts like to rail on the lowly Toyota Prius as the harbinger of death for all we hold dear, there's no denying the machine's absolute and interminable grip on the hybrid hatchback market in the United States. Toyota has so thoroughly sunk its teeth into the segment that you can clearly hear the automaker's incisors clacking against one another with the conclusion of each financial quarter. And there's little wonder why. Buyers can plop down less than $25,000 and have a runabout that can return up to an estimated 51 miles per gallon in the city, leaving every other entry on the market with precious little gristle to gnaw on.
Enter the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid. With its claimed 47 mpg combined, the funky little hatch from Europe already falls behind the 48 mpg city offered by the Prius, but that marginal sacrifice in fuel economy could be a small price to pay for buyers who want a credible alternative to the stalwart Toyota. Unfortunately, like the Fusion Hybrid, the C-Max Hybrid had trouble even approaching its Environmental Protection Agency estimates during our time with the car.
Ford operates a number of performance divisions around the world. There's SVT in the US, Team RS in Europe and Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) in Australia. But the Blue Oval has been steadily integrating its performance operations into one unit, and here we might have our first indication of what it will be called.
A reader at Jalopnik sent in a survey in which respondents were asked to gauge the name for a new performance brand from a "major automotive manufacturer," and while the identity of that automaker was not disclosed, according to the survey, the automaker is considering the name 999 for its new go-fast unit.
As our compatriots point out, the 999 was Ford's first racecar, a rudimentary chassis with a 19-liter inline-four campaigned by Henry Ford around the turn of the 20th century. (Ford also used the number to designate a Fusion fuel-cell racer a few years back.) That could prove the tie-in Dearborn is looking for in rebranding its performance operations worldwide, replacing the letters SVT, RS and FPV globally under one name.
Horsepower may steal a lot of headlines, but the always-more-complex torque figure is often a critical one for both the workingman and the motoring playboy. The measure of rotational force represents the twist that can liquefy one's tires or haul one's horse trailer. Good stuff.
It follows then, that as with the horsepower-to-weight list that we assembled for you a few months ago, a list of cars that offer the most pound-feet with the fewest pounds to carry, is an interesting one to break down. Sure, there's a big difference in how the torque is applied from a turbocharged six-cylinder in a Swedish luxury sedan and a massive heavy-duty truck's turbo-diesel. But being the car/stat geeks that we are, we think it's kinda neat that those two vehicles rank near each other where torque and weight intersect.
As with the horsepower list, we've given you figures as pounds per every one pound-foot. Again broken down into broad price categories, we've got a mixed bag of 2014 and 2015 models here, too. Every effort has been made to select the most up-to-date prices and specs, and we've also to omitted some '14 cars that won't be re-upped after the ongoing yearly changeover.