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Subaru tells dealers it’s sorry for ‘F—‘ up

Subaru has apologized to its American dealers for a major mess caused by a colleague half a world away.

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The Forester was Subaru’s second-best seller in the U.S. in 2019. (Subaru)

The automaker was caught off guard last week when word of an SUV on display at the Singapore Motorshow called the Forester Ultimate Customized Kit Special edition, which can be converted into a vulgar acronym, went viral.

Subaru confirmed to Fox News Autos that the custom car was the work of the local independent distributor and has told its American dealer network that company headquarters had nothing to do with it, a letter leaked to The Drive revealed.

“We apologize for any negative feedback this may have caused. SBR has had the name removed from the car at the Singapore Auto Show. We work very hard to build a strong brand image for this company and the naming of this vehicle in no way reflects the values and standards we hold true. Furthermore, we will always do our best to protect our brand’s integrity,” the letter said.

“It goes without saying that this car will not be available in the United States market,” the letter noted.

Subaru set its 11th straight sales record in the U.S. in 2019 on the back of a safety-focused, pet-friendly outdoorsy marketing strategy that includes the promotion of charitable giving through its Subaru Share the Love Event.

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$1.1 million 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is very green machine

This car looks sweet.

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Last January at his company’s Scottsdale auction, Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson paid $1.1 million for the rights to the first 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to come off the production line, and it’s truly one of a kind.

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The proceeds of the sale were donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Jackson was able to specify his car anyway he wanted, including the paint. It’s not one of the factory hues, but a custom candy apple green developed by BASF to match another million-dollar Mustang Jackson owns.

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The EXP500 is an experimental 1968 Shelby GT500 prototype built by Ford and Shelby that’s known as “The Green Hornet,” which is one of just two that feature a notchback body style.

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Jackson also owns the other. It’s a 1967 GT500 prototype called “Little Red” that was thought to have been destroyed until Jackson found it rotting in a Texas field in 2018.

Jackson didn’t say what he paid for “Little Red,” but when he put the “The Green Hornet” up for auction in 2013 it received a high bid of $1.9 million, which wasn’t enough to meet the reserve price he had in mind.

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(Ford​​​​)

The 2020 Shelby had its special paint applied by Penske, which is where Ford sends the $73,995 cars when they are ordered with a $10,000 hand-painted and clear-coated racing stripe option it offers regular customers. Jackson also had the 760 hp coupe equipped with a carbon fiber track package that lists for $18,500 and other features that would push a similar GT500’s price over $100,000.

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Both of the green Mustangs will be on display at this year’s Scottsdale auction, which kicks off on January 11 and will also host the public debut of the now-restored Little Red and the sale of another soon-to-be-historic car.

It’s the first 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, which is scheduled to be built in February. The all-new Corvette for the first time features a mid-engine design that makes it a particularly significant car and the auction will benefit the Detroit Children’s Fund, which supports the Motor City’s public school system.

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Ultra-rare 4-door Chevrolet Corvette surfaces for sale

Ford is expanding the Mustang lineup this year with a four-door electric utility vehicle called the Mach-E that represents a shocking departure for the brand as it looks to reach new customers. But could Chevrolet do something similar with the Corvette?

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(NBS Auto Showroom)

General Motors CEO Mary Barra recently told Motor Trend she’s “not going to say never,” but indications are that such a move won’t happen anytime soon.

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(NBS Auto Showroom)

However, it nearly did 40 years ago when Chevrolet commissioned a four-door version of the third-generation Corvette. Six of the cars were built by California Custom Coach in Pasadena to test the market, each requiring two donor cars for a build that preserved the stock front and rear ends while creating a four-seat passenger compartment under double-T-top roof.

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(NBS Auto Showroom)

According to Super Chevy, the plan was to sell a factory-backed model called the Corvette America at a rate of 40 each year, but a projected $35,000 price tag at a time when the Corvette started at $13,000 doomed the car and just one prototype and five customer cars were built by California Custom Coach before the project was shelved.

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(NBS Auto Showroom)

One of the two that are known to still exist is currently up for sale at a car dealer in Milpitas, Calif., for $102,526. BarnFinds.com reports that it was previously listed on Craigslist last October for $119,650 and for $275,000 in 2017. The seller, NBS Auto Showroom, claims the very red-on-red hatchback is a numbers-matching original with 21,000 miles on its 350 cubic-inch V8.

If Chevrolet ever decides to build a four-door Corvette again, it’ll have to find a different way to do it. The all-new 2020 model features a mid-engine design that would make a stretch like this a bit of, well, a stretch.

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Million-dollar ‘traffic jam’ created from sand on Miami Beach

It took artist Leandro Erlich two years and 330 tons of sand to create his largest work of art to date — a giant traffic jam, made entirely of sand.

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Erlich was commissioned by the city of Miami Beach to create the work, which was unveiled during Art Basel. The surreal traffic jam depicts 66 life-sized sculptures of cars and trucks stuck in an imaginary traffic jam on the oceanfront of popular Lincoln Road.

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Artist Leandro Erlich spent two years on the project. (AP)

The installation is meant to suggest a future relic, like a contemporary Pompeii, and alludes to Florida’s fragile position in the large universal canvas, touching on climate crisis and rising sea levels.

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The installation cost over a million dollars, but the city paid $300,000 thanks to sponsors and donations. It will remain on display until Dec. 15.

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Christian Bale’s GT40 from ‘Ford v. Ferrari’ is racing to the auction block

Ford v. Ferrari’ star Christian Bale is an actor, and so is the car he drove in the film.

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The light blue Ford GT40 Bale’s Ken Miles character races in the 1966 24 Hours of LeMans was built by Superformance, a replica car company that specializes in vintage models like the iconic racing machine.

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(Twentieth Century Fox)

Superformance provided two GT40s for the making of the film, each used as “hero” cars for close-up shots. The original still exists, but is worth at least $10 million today and far too valuable to put through the rigors of movie production.

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Company CEO Lance Stander told Fox News Autos both of the cars sold to private buyers within 48 hours of being returned from the filmmakers earlier this year, but now one is set to be sold again at the Mecum Auctions event in Kissimmee, Fla., in January, where the Ford Mustang from “Bullitt” will also be offered.

The right-hand-drive coupe still wears its costume from the film, including period-correct Smiths gauges, and is powered by a modern 511 cubic-inch V8 built by Roush that puts out around 600 hp.

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Superformance sells GT40 “kits” without drivetrains starting at $130,000, while a finished car like this one would run in the $250,000-$300,000 range if purchased new.

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Rare ‘She Country’ Ford Mustang designed for women up for auction

Talk about girl power.

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Bill Goodro passed away in 1965, (Denver Post via Getty Images)

In 1965, Ann Goodro took over the Denver Ford dealership her husband ran when he became ill and suffered an untimely death. Not everyone approved.

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Ann Goodro became the first woman president of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association. (Denver Post via Getty Images)

Some of the folks in the industry didn’t think a woman should be running a car business and gave her a hard time about it, but she’s the one who showed them how it’s done.

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Back then, the Colorado Ford dealers were offering a special edition Ski Country Mustang, and Goodro outsold them all, according to Mustang historian Kevin Marti. Then she turned things up a notch.

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(Mecum Auctions)

Playing off the name of the car, Goodro created her own line of She Country Mustangs, by ordering 48 cars finished in the “feminine” special order colors of Limelite Green, Bermuda Sand, Evening Orchard, and Autumn Smoke and then adding a personalized plate with the customer’s name on the dashboard. That’s about all that was different from the standard ‘Stangs, but it worked. The cars were both a sales and marketing success for the store.

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(Mecum Auctions)

Goodro went on to become the first woman president of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association and also served on the Ford Dealer Advertising Board. She ran the dealership until 1982 and died in 2016 at age 93.

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(Mecum Auctions)

Her legacy lives on in the surviving She Country cars, however, and one is coming up for sale at the Mecum Auctions event in Chicago on Oct 26. It’s an unrestored example of one of the dozen Evening Orchard cars that were produced. The notchback coupe features a landau top, air conditioning automatic transmission and its original 390 cubic-inch big-block V8 with just 42,000 miles on it.

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(Mecum Auctions)

It shows a little wear and tear and corrosion and is missing the nameplate, but is in very good condition and still has the Goodro Ford sticker on the rear bumper. A typical Mustang in a similar configuration might be worth $30,000 to $50,000, but its rarity should add a certain cache as it rolls across the block in Chicago.

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I drove a $350,000 Ford Bronco and you should buy it

Gateway Bronco is a surprising success story that may get a lot better if the Trump administration has anything to say about it.

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(FoxNews.com)

Launched three years ago in the small farm town of Hamel, Ill., by Seth Burgett, an entrepreneur with a penchant for classic trucks, it restores original Ford Broncos with modern engines and parts and sells them for a penny as pretty as they are.

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Gateway Bronco’s manufacturing facility is located about 30 miles outside of St. Louis. (Google Street View)

Back then, one of Gateway’s builds started at $80,000, but they’re so popular that now they run from $150,000 to over $300,000 and have earned an official license from Ford. Those may be “more money than brains” prices to many, but Burgett’s the smart one. He has about 20 people on staff turning out one truck a week and says the demand is there for him to nearly quintuple his output and increase employment to 100, which would represent more than 10 percent of Hamel’s population. Unfortunately for them, Gateway is tied down in red tape like a rodeo calf.

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(FoxNews.com)

Right now, all it can do is find an old truck and fix it up, which takes 600-1,000 man-hours each, and there are only so many of them to go around. But it would like to do much more than that. It has suppliers ready to start shipping Gateway brand-new frames and bodies that it can turn into all-new first-generation Broncos.

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(FoxNews.com)

Under current law, that’s nearly impossible due to the huge costs required to certify a new vehicle in the U.S. But in 2015, the U.S. Congress passed the Low Volume Vehicle Manufacturers Act, which would allow companies like Gateway to build up to 325 historic replicas annually without having to meet industry safety standards, as long as they use emissions-compliant powertrains.

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(Gateway Bronco)

There are dozens of boutique builders across the country like Gateway that are ready to add production and jobs and all that’s needed is for NHTSA to finalize the rules. However, it hasn’t taken any action in the years since, prompting their industry group, SEMA, to file a lawsuit last week to force the issue. NHTSA, which is operating under an acting administrator, hasn’t explained the delay, but Burgett is optimistic that the latest action will finally push the regulations across the line.

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(FoxNews.com)

In the meantime, he’s built a very special truck worth $350,000, but hopes someone will pay a lot more for than that. The one-off custom is a collaboration with NASCAR star Ryan Blaney, who commissioned it for a charity auction to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. The third-generation driver’s grandfather, Lou, died from the disease in 2009 at 69 after an impressive racing career of his own.

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(Gateway Bronco)

Gateway started with a 1974 Bronco, refreshed and replaced its body panels as needed, installed a modern four-link suspension with high performance Fox shock absorbers, swapped in a 700 hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8 and 6-speed automatic transmission that sends power to billet aluminum wheels through modern Eaton Trutrac locking differentials.

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(FoxNews.com)

Inside, the original Bronco look has been preserved with new replica parts, including electric window switches disguised to look like manual crank handles.

Unique touches on this truck include Porsche-sourced leather upholstery and barn wood trim in the cargo box branded with the logo from Blaney and Sons Lumber, Lou’s business.

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(FoxNews.com)

Gateway designs its own exhausts to give each a signature sound, and I discovered on a spin through Manhattan that the Blaney Bronco has a window-rattling one. The truck, however, feels is solid as a rock. You’ll never find an old one that rides as well, though the steering feel through the wood-rimmed wheel is a little vague in that lifted truck on big tires sort of way.

PATENT SUGGESTS NEW FORD BRONCO WILL BE COMPLETELY TOPLESS

“That’s better than any supercar I see around here,” one construction worker told us as we passed through Times Square, unaware that it cost more than most of them. Such is the Bronco’s enduring appeal.

After finishing a promotional tour of automotive events, the Bronco is scheduled to cross the block at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., in January.

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Jeep, AM General team up on military-spec Gladiator pickup

Jeep has forged an unlikely alliance to build a new war machine.

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The Gladiator XMT features a combination of consumer and custom military parts. (Jeep/AM General)

The automaker has teamed up with AM General to create a military-spec version of the new Jeep Gladiator pickup called the Gladiator XMT (Extreme Military-Grade Truck.)

Indiana-based AM General is the company behind the HMMWV — more commonly known as the Humvee — which was the most visible successor to the line of Jeep vehicles that traced their history to World War II and later spawned General Motors’ Hummer brand. However, Jeep and AM General are both descendants of Kaiser Jeep, so the tie-up represents something of a reunion of the two brands.

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The WWII-era Willys MB spawned a line of military vehicles that were built into the 1970s. (Jeep)

According to the partners, AM General approached Jeep with the idea to turn the all-new Gladiator into a Light Tactical Vehicle after noting its capabilities, which include a rugged 4×4 drivetrain and very high payload and towing ratings for a midsize pickup.

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The Gladiator XMT has been envisioned as a command and control vehicle. (Jeep/AM General)

While their exact specifications have not been detailed, the concept XMTs revealed at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual exposition feature a combination of commercially available parts and custom military equipment, and are primarily aimed at troop transport and communications. Jeep offered a similar military version of the previous-generation Wrangler SUV it called the J8 to foreign militaries starting in 2008, but the XMT could also see duty wearing The Stars and Stripes.

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The J8 was offered in several configurations. (Jeep)

“The Gladiator XMT, if pursued, would be offered worldwide but with a clear focus on providing a cost-effective solution to the U.S. military in a number of possible roles,” a Jeep spokesman told Fox News Autos.

“We would expect the Gladiator XMT to be used for logistics and support, command and control, border security and peacekeeping activities. However, its flexibility and exceptional performance will make it suitable for a variety of additional military and governmental roles.”

AM General said it could begin filling orders for the Glaxiator XMT as soon as next year. The civilian version of the Gladiator starts at $35,040.

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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2-based Infantry Squad Vehicle looks to enlist in US Army

General Motors has landed a $1 million contract to build two midsize trucks for the U.S. Army. But they’re pretty cool trucks.

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(GM Defense)

The automaker’s recently established GM Defense subsidiary has unveiled a Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 pickup-based Infantry Squad Vehicle that is being considered for acquisition by the military branch. The trucks trade their pickup profiles for an open-top nine-passenger troop-toting configuration, with three rows of seating plus two side-facing seats in the rear. They’re all equipped with four-point harnesses and the truck provides easy access since there are no doors, just a roll cage that offers attachments for gear. It can also be used to strap the truck under a UH-60 helicopter for a lift, unless you’d rather park it in a Ch-47 Chinook, where it fits just fine.

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(GM Defense)

GM says the vehicle shares 70 percent of its parts with the Colorado ZR2, including a suspension that features unique Multimatic DSSV shocks that were originally developed for racing and sports cars. Their advanced design allows for high-speed running as well as high-jumping.

And while the ZR2 is available with a gasoline V6, the test trucks use its optional 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine, which is rated at 186 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.

“Our ISV entry is a fully-integrated platform that leverages decades of GM’s engineering, manufacturing and quality expertise at scale to provide the most cost-efficient, reliable and effective answer possible to meet and exceed the Army’s demanding requirements,” GM Defense President David Albritton said about the proposal.

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(GM Defense)

GM President Mark Reuss added in a promotional video that “it makes me so proud as an American to be able to prepare something like this that keeps our troops safe and keeps them on the leading and cutting edge of technology.”

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(GM Defense)

Testing of the trucks will begin in November at the Army’s Aberdeen Test Center in Maryland, where they will be competing against submissions from the teams of Oshkosh/Flyer Defense and SAIC/Polaris for a contract to be awarded in March to build 651 vehicles through 2024.

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WW II tribute ‘Old Crow’ Ford Mustang sold for $400,000 at charity auction

A custom Ford Mustang GT built to honor a World War II flying ace was sold at a charity auction for $400,000 on Thursday.

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(cebudanderson.com)

The muscle car was painted in the livery of Old Crow, the P-51 Mustang flown by C.E. Bud Anderson, who was credited with over 16 victories during the war.

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(cebudanderson.com)

Anderson, now 97, had a long career as a military and test pilot, and is considered one of America’s greatest aviators. All of the proceeds from the auction held at the Airventure show in Oshkosh, Wis., are earmarked for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s educational programs.

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The car was modified by NASCAR team owner and aviation buff Jack Roush’s performance outfit, and features a 710 hp supercharged V8, aerodynamic tweaks and an interior trimmed in brown leather and military green canvas.

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The car was the 12th donated to the event by Ford and the sale brings the grand total raised by the auctions to nearly $4 million.

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