Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Rotting in Style - 1967 Morris Minor 1000

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It has been a while since I have brought you are run down car on Rotting in Style, so here is one!  I am back at the Gabel Collection in Florida to bring to you a 1967 Morris Minor.  Now, I am NOT done with Alaska videos, but I just wanted to head back here to show you something different.

Anyway, yes a 1967 Morris Minor.  I knew nothing about this model or even this manufacturer until I ran into this specific car, or at least what is left of this specific car.  My research tells me this a Morris Minor 1000 based off the year that was told to me.

As for the Morris Minor 1000 specs, this car comes with a 1,098cc A-series inline four that makes a neck snapping 48 horsepower, a top speed of around 77 miles per hour, and a fuel consumption of about 38 miles per gallon.  Obviously by today’s standards, the only thing really eye catching there is the MPG rating.

The Morris Minor, which started in 1948, was so popular, that in 1961 it became the first British car to sell more than one million units.  It is interesting to note that the US made Model T was finally discontinued in 1927, and that’s after 15 million had been sold!

Speaking of selling, the original MSRP of this car was about $1,680.  That’s about $11,960 in today’s money.  That means this car was priced around what a Nissan Versa is today.

However, like all cars on Rotting in Style, this car does not look like it did back in 1967.  While you can tell it was once white, a good amount of the original metal and paint has rusted and flaked off.  Life forms and decaying plant material cover the rest.  The interior is torn up and dirty.

I don’t know if this car runs anymore, but even if it did, it’s probably going to continue to sit where it is, Rotting In Style.

That’s all for this Minor 1000.  To see more dilapidated British cars, make sure you head on over and subscribe to our YouTube channel.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for some exclusive content!  Thanks for stopping by.






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1967 morris minor rotting in style british classic car dylan benson random automotive


Monday, July 6, 2015

2014 Ford Ranger in Mexico

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Before you start about this being last year’s model, I saw this just about over a year ago, but I haven’t got around to posting it until now.  Anyway, the Ford Ranger: the little pickup that is no longer in America.

With the F Series pickup truck being the top selling truck in the United States for decades in a row, and SUVs being exponentially popular, Ford decided to pull the plug on the Ford Ranger.  However, you can still get the little truck in certain locations such as Mexico.

My last job involved much traveling, and while I enjoyed many sights, so much of them involved the blogs that I run.  You may have seen the rental car graveyard in Hawaii that I posted recently.  When I was in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta specifically, I came across a Ford dealer.

Sitting right on the lot was a brand new 2014 Ford Ranger.  To the citizens of Mexico, it may not attract much attention, but to a gringo like myself, I had to take some pictures.  Now, I didn’t want to attract attention from the sales people or from anyone around, so I snapped two quick pictures and left.

The model I saw there happened to have the 2.2L inline four, diesel engine.  I found it advertised to make 88 kW of power, which translates to 118 horsepower.  It also makes 285 Nm of torque, which is about 210 foot pounds.  The badge on the side says “six speed”, but I don’t know if that meant automatic or manual, because the internet says it can come with either.

Match that small diesel engine up with a six speed, and this truck cranks out about 30.9 MPG!  I would drive that all day.

The truck on the lot was painted like just about every other car was on the lot: white.  I guess their sales are more corporate based since white it a common color for that, but I’m just guessing.  It was also pretty much a work truck.  Again, it was white, and the wheels were very basic.  I didn’t get a chance to see the price, because again, it was snap and go for me.

So there you have it: the truck the US won’t see.  I do have some more vehicles from Mexico on the way, so if you want to see them, make sure you stop by!  Make sure you head on over and subscribe to our YouTube channel.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for some exclusive content!  Thanks for stopping by.

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2014 ford ranger mexico random automotive dylan benson puerto vallarta


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