Classics Morton Arboretum Tour Bus 1935 Ford Model BB Has Stories To Tell
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This unique vehicle is straight from the Charlie Thomas Collection.
Passing away of complications from COVID-19 at 89 earlier this year, Charlie Thomas is considered by many to be one of the most successfully businessmen of our time. Prominent owner of an automotive dealership group, Thomas grew up in a hardworking family, and his purchase of Courtesy Ford in Baytown, Texas was the beginning of it all. This would grow into an empire, allowing the prominent Texas businessman to acquire quite the car collection, with an emphasis on pre-war and post-war American vehicles, like.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 First Drive: Thunder Macher!
Rest in thunder, 2016 to 2020 Shelby GT350. Your ethereal 5.2-liter Voodoo V-8 was too good for this low-redline world; not even the recently introduced, supercar-baiting GT500’s 7,500-rpm cutoff can match your 8,250-rpm supernova scream. Your loss is so profoundly felt we’ve been casting about for some car—any car—to fill the hole in our heart. But that car won't be the new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1. Not because it's not great, but because it's not supposed to be.
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Being, the classic Ford tour bus from the Charlie Thomas Collection is an interesting vehicle that was birthed from a line of heavy duty trucks that were introduced in in the 1930s. This particular model Ford was the successor of the Model AA Fords, and was offered in a longer platform. It’s this longer platform that gave it the capacity to hold six-benches and a striped canopy to bus around visitors for the Morton Arboretum in Illinois.
Powering the large vehicle is a Flat Head 239 cubic inc V8 engine, this powertrain pushes 100-horsepower through a 3F/1R manual transmission. The pre-war tour bus needs nothing, and is in pristine museum quality - perfect to add to your unique.
Ford Mustang Mach-E, F-150 to Get‘BlueCruise’ Later this Year
Ford has named its hand-free driving tech BlueCruise and it will become available on the 2021 Mach-E and the 2021 F-150 in the third quarter of this year Ford announced that what it describes as a hands-free system, an update to the automaker's Co-Pilot360 driver-assistance package, will first become available on the Mustang Mach-E beginning next year in an update.The system will be able to operate on 100,000 miles of highway in the U.S. and Canada.The updated Co-Pilot360 system will become available on other select 2021 model year vehicles.
You can find this customized 1935 Ford Model BB for sale during the upcoming Cord & Kruse online auction, taking place on May 7th-9th. Check it out.
The Tesla Model S Plaid+ Is DOA, Per Musk's Latest Tweet .
Tesla is pulling the plug on the Model S Plaid+, per the brand’s chief executive officer, Elon Musk. Musk tweeted the news on Sunday, June 6, 2021: Plaid+ is canceled. No need, as Plaid is just so good. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 6, 2021 While the upcoming Tesla Model S Plaid offers plentiful performance for its $121,190 asking price (including the ability to hit 60 mph in less than 2.0 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph, according to Tesla), its estimated driving range of 390 miles on a full charge falls 130 miles short of the claimed range of the $141,190 Plaid+ (520 miles).