Posted on 09. Oct, 2012 by BajaBusta.
The seeds of what has turned out to be a brilliant career were sown way back in Philadelphia in 1962 when pictures of the original Mustang I first appeared in magazines. This was about the coolest thing Kenny had ever seen and vowed to have a Mustang someday. Those seeds started to [...]
Posted on 08. Oct, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Buy American for Japanese quality. The Probe was officially launched in North America on May 12 1988. Originally, Ford intended to replace the venerable Mustang with the Probe. However, the Mustangs continued sales success and its numerous fans dissuaded Ford form pulling the Mustang off the market. The Probe took its [...]
Posted on 12. Sep, 2012 by BajaBusta.
The Leader… In the utility field, ford remained at the head of the group, as light duty trucks of the F series roosted at the top of the North American honors list again for 1994, and the best selling vehicle in the United States. Choices were vast, three cabs, three chassis’s, [...]
Posted on 10. Sep, 2012 by BajaBusta.
The Probe was officially launched in North America on May 12 1988. Originally, Ford had intended to replaced the venerable Mustang’s with the Probe. However the Mustang’s continued sales success and its numerous fans dissuaded Ford from pulling the Mustang off the market. With Mazda involved in both the design and [...]
Posted on 09. Jul, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Back in the late ’80s, Shelby American Automobile Club (SAAC) principals, Ken Eber and Rick Kopec, scratched their collective heads with what-if scenarios on building a modern-day Shelby GT350. David Wagner, a SAAC member and manager of Ford’s Power Products Operation Group, helped them in many of the what-if departments by devising parts lists and [...]
Posted on 06. Jun, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Who could have predicted that the successor to the Bronco II would have known such success because of a happy stroke of the pen? The Explorer, which succeeded the Bronco II, is available in two and four wheel drive models, with two or four door bodies on different wheel bases. The only engine offered is [...]
Posted on 05. Jun, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Ford’s sporty Taurus SHO (“Super High Output”) made do with ‘just’ a five speed maualand3.0 twincam V-6 on its 1989 debut. For 1993 it finally got a four speed automatic option and a 3.2 liter V-6 (making the same 220 horses) to go with it. Still, sales remained slow.
Posted on 29. May, 2012 by BajaBusta.
The early 1990′s saw pickup truck sales rise, due to the increase in using them as personal, everyday vehicles. Fuel was relatively inexpensive, and most found the extra height offered in trucks, and SUV’s a benefit to traversing urban life. Couple those factors, with the also increasing budget performance vehicles, and you have a hybrid [...]
Posted on 26. Apr, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Ford’s mid-size Taurus became America’s top-selling car for 1992, helped by a restyle that, though subtle, involved mostly all-new sheetmetal. LX sedans carried a $17,775 base price. Like the fraternal twin Ford Taurus the 1992 Mercury Sable was so subtly restyled that it almost escaped notice. A redesigned dash and optional passenger-side airbag were among [...]
Posted on 24. Apr, 2012 by BajaBusta.
To keep its lead in the utility vans category, Ford has taken the considerable step in remodeling its full size vans before its competitors. It didn’t take long before the sales increased favorably in reaction to this initiative, which is only fair!