Here is your Auto Factoids for this week.
Jan 13 – Ford figured how to build car bodies with plastic and patented the process in 1942.
Jan 14 – Ford kills the Edsel division by merging it with Lincoln Mercury in 1958. Although the Edsel division didn’t produce cars until 1958 Ford actually started R&D in 1955, code name ‘E-car’. They produced full-size models Citation, Corsair, Pacer, Ranger, as well as stations wagons the Bermuda, the Villager, and the Roundup. Only 118,287 Edsels were built (only 2,846 in 1960) and 7,440 produced in Ontario, Canada. It was voted one of the 50 worse cars. I still want one, prefer a two door or a wagon. Got one you want to get rid of? Drop me a note.
Nice 4 Door Wagon
OH!! Tell me you don’t like an Edsel in the ‘vert configuration???!!!
2 Door Ranger!!!!
Jan 16 – A.J. Foyt was born in 1935.
Jan 16 – Chrysler debuted the Omni (Dodge) and Horizon (Plymouth) in 1977. The Omni would later have the distinctions of being treated to a Carol Shelby maker over 9 years later (1986).
1987 Shelby GLHS – nice looking car!!!
Jan 17 – Caddy shows the worlds it’s first car – where else? Madison Square Garden – 1903.
Jan 17 – 1956 Ford Motor Company allows the public to buy stock.
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Unrestored Shelby Cobra 260 sells for $2.07 million | Hemmings Daily.
That is just a LOT of dough, I know it’s a Shelby and unrestored but that seems a bit high too me.
Let me know what you think, is it worth over 2 million dollars?
1962 260 survivor
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RT @gloriouscars: ’66 Shelby Cobra http://t.co/CpFHWjS3Bz
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Ford Racing’s 2008 Mustang FR500S – The assembly line Race car.
Why this car was built: This car is #56 of only 75 that were built. They were built by Ford specifically to be entered into the Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup. It is the first time in Ford’s history that they have produced a line of cars specifically for a race series on their assembly line.
The FR500S – Photo from Barrett Jackson
One unique thing about this car: This Mustang is unique in the fact that it has a passenger seat. Most racecars have only one seat, but this one carted around different celebrities and media personnel, so a second seat was needed.
Why they are auctioning this car off: Ford Racing & Capaldi Racing are auctioning this Mustang off at the Barrett Jackson Auctions, for the St. Jude’s Children Hospital of Memphis, Tennessee. All of the proceeds will be given straight to the hospital.
Photo from Barrett Jackson
2016 Shelby GT350 Planned With High-Revving V8 | AutoGuide.com News.
Do we like this?
I am going to have to say…yes…I think I do!!!
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Jimi Hendrix Corvette
It’s a well-known fact that James Marshall Hendrix, better known as “Jimi,” was a fan of the iconic Fender Stratocaster. What isn’t common knowledge was his affinity for Chevrolet Corvettes. During his short time in the spotlight, Hendrix owned not one, but two Vettes.
His first, a Stingray, was purchased in Cleveland in 1968 while on tour with his band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, in support of their recently released masterpiece Axis: Bold As Love. Sadly, after less than a year, Hendrix totaled the car following a long night of heavy partying. Undeterred, and with his insurance claim filed, Hendrix took delivery of a replacement Corvette.
This second Corvette, in Cortez Silver, remained in Hendrix’s possession until his death, after which it was sold to cover mounting bills faced by his estate. From there the trail goes cold, with the car’s whereabouts currently unknown.
See more at http://www.historicvehicle.org link below.
via Star Cars: Janis, Jimi and Jim.