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My Hyundai was back in the shop over the holidays. The shop I use is in the background of the above photo. They share a lot with a custom car business.

I got to talking with my shop’s owner.. Ike from the original Jungle Jim race team.. and he told me who owned the other shop.. turns out I know him and knew he was into cars, but had no idea he had a large collection and has this as a side business! All three of these are Ron’s!

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This would make for an interesting model. Light enough that a single guy pushed it back into the shop!

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This pickup is calling my name! I could  build this!

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Saw another SVT Lightning today, black like the last one, but this time an ‘01-‘04 (had the more tubular grille, 99-00’s have a mesh grille IIRC), it was also not too far from where I saw the last one. 7C539201-D758-48B8-972A-6476B9AFB60F.jpeg.a1f026223fcf76f858f4976a29fdd150.jpeg

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This is pared across the street from a Goodwill we go to. This time I brought one of my cameras, a point and shoot. I might go bac with my Nikon D3500. I am not sure of the year,but, it sure looks nice.

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22 hours ago, gbdolfans said:

This is pared across the street from a Goodwill we go to. This time I brought one of my cameras, a point and shoot. I might go bac with my Nikon D3500. I am not sure of the year,but, it sure looks nice.

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That is a 1967 model Super Sport. Kind of a rare find in this condition. 

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On 1/15/2022 at 3:44 PM, Suburban_Hooligan said:

the Explorer Sport Trac was a flop, i seriously wonder why they tried it again.

 

 

i saw this yesterday.  its ether a 350 or 370 Z with a color changing ugly green wrap

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On 1/15/2022 at 3:44 PM, Suburban_Hooligan said:

the Explorer Sport Trac was a flop, i seriously wonder why they tried it again.

 

I don’t recall the exact sales records, but I do know that the Sport Trac spanned two different body styles, and was on the market for a total of 9 years.

If the Sport Trac was a flop throughout production, then Ford tried harder to resuscitate it than Chevy did with the C1 Corvette.  

Although when the Sport Trac was in production, the Ranger wasn’t available in a crew cab configuration. Now that the Ranger is back and is available with a crew cab, and that Ford has a myriad of crossovers and SUVs, I predict it’ll either see low production numbers, or most likely, cannibalize sales from other Ford vehicles. 

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There was a little over 272,000 SportTracs still registered as of October.

Not everyone needs or wants an F350 diesel as a daily driver. 

Remember that Ford has discontinued cars in the US, except for the Mustang. The base Maverick is pretty cheap and is a hybrid. They are hoping to attract some of the "entry level" buyers with the fuel economy, utility, and price of the Maverick.

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The base Maverick is the cheapest vehicle in Ford's entire North American lineup right now.

And it's the perfect truck for people who don't need a truck. Picture it as a Ford Escape that you can take to a garden center and throw a pile of topsoil or wood chips or trees in. Around here, they're selling like crazy.

 

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3 hours ago, iamsuperdan said:

The base Maverick is the cheapest vehicle in Ford's entire North American lineup right now.

And it's the perfect truck for people who don't need a truck. Picture it as a Ford Escape that you can take to a garden center and throw a pile of topsoil or wood chips or trees in. Around here, they're selling like crazy.

 

How much over sticker may I ask ?

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1 hour ago, iamsuperdan said:

At my dealership, we sell at MSRP. No markup or price-gouging here. Even on Bronco and Lightning.

When the BMW Z8 was introduced (with huge markups), a dealer principal somewhere in the midwest USA was quoted as saying that you can shear a sheep many, many times, but you can only kill and eat it once.

What does your dealership do about "mandatory" dealer-installed stuff on the high-demand vehicles?

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3 hours ago, iamsuperdan said:

At my dealership, we sell at MSRP. No markup or price-gouging here. Even on Bronco and Lightning. 

Wow !  That sure is not true around here. Are you having trouble getting the Maverick and Bronco ?

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