FF5 Mark III - a great ride at a most reasonable price


Darrel Watson
July 2018 UPDATE - I could use more room in the garage for my current project so - against my better judgement I'm updating this posting to let the world (or, at least anyone who looks at this forum) know that I am willing to consider any reasonable (meaning: not insulting) offer.

So here goes my story - I'm relatively new to Virginia and very new to this forum and had plans to enjoy my roadster as much here as I did in Colorado. But . . . . I got the building bug again and have decided that I can't keep up with it and the house, the cars, the yard, etc. so something has to go. The good news is someone will get a very nice, low miles (apprx 14,000) Factory Five Roadster.

You won’t get out of Starbucks, or anywhere else for that matter, without someone wanting a picture and to tell you about an uncle that had a real one.

Yes, every stink’n component in the entire car was bought new, except for the spindles and rebuilt pedal box. The engine is a completely and very carefully rebuilt 302.

Engine details: 302 bored to 304, aligned honed, balanced and then reassembled with new components (CompCams’ 270H roller cam, Crane roller rockers, Demon carb, Weiand stealth manifold, AFR heads with ARP bolts, Mallory ignition, Taylor plug wires, Crane Fireball ignition, Canton rear sump oil pan, PA Performance 95 Amp 3G alternator, just to highlight a few of the specialty components.)

I have receipts or manuals/instructions/tech sheets for virtually all of the major components; just a few of which are: stopping power – disc brakes on all for corners (13 in front, 11.65 rear), handling – Koni coil-over shocks, transmission - Tremec T5 (WC), differential - Ford 8.8 (3.73:1, traction lock) controlled by a 3 link Panhard suspension. The wheels: impressively large and attention getting 17 x 9 on the front and 17x11 (new) on the rear.

More details: electronic instruments, enlarged passenger foot well, and a heater. Just like the real one, it does not have power steering or power brakes.

Priced to sell.

PM me or call three zero three two six one two one eight zero if interested. If I can figure out how to insert pictures on this forum, you'll see them but if not, let me know and I'll send as many as I have to answer your questions. BTW - I haven't been able to crack the photographers skill code on how to capture the real yellow - it is Ford D5.

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