About This Vehicle
- Mileage: 1,600
- Engine: V8
- Body Style: Convertible
- Transmission: Auto
- Exterior Color: Organge
- Interior Color: White
- VIN: please call
AWESOME 1928 FORD MODEL A HOT ROD ROADSTER READY TO SHOW OR GO!!!
ALL STEEL BODY WITH UNDER 1600 MILES ON THE DRIVETRAIN!!
About one year ago I was selling a beautiful 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible and a gentleman contacted me to see if I was interested in a trade on a 1928 Model A Hot Rod. Ordinarily I resist trade offers but I asked him to forward a few pics and some more information. Within a few days we had a deal and my Firebird was on its way to him and a week later the Model A arrived in an Enclosed Transporter here in the Atlanta, GA area. I am a Classic Car dealer, however the Firebird was a personal car I had owned so this Model A is also my personal car even though you will see my dealer plates on it in the pics. The gentleman I acquired it from had well over $30,000 in this Hot Rod. Someone is going to get a heck of a deal on this sweet looking, strong running Model A! Unfortunately I do not have any real history on this car and do not have a ton of information to provide since the build was done by the previous owner and he just told me the basics. I will do my best to provide enough pictures and a video of the car running to allow you to see the quality and condition so you can decide if this is the next Hot Rod for you!! This is an awesome time of year to enjoy this car top up or top down and the rumble seat is a blast for the kids!! Sit back and enjoy:
Basically all I can tell you about the body on this 1928 is that it is all steel including the fenders. This is not a fiberglass kit! Body panels are nice and straight and the overall paint quality is very nice! I would call it a local show car quality, cruise-in car that can be driven and enjoyed and will probably win its share of trophies if desired, however, it is not a high dollar trailer queen so do not expect perfection. The car was last painted about 3 years ago in a bold shade of Orange that I would say is close to a Grabber Orange or Hugger Orange Color. As you can see from the pics the paint has plenty of shine and if you wanted to wet sand and buff it out it would be even nicer but looks great the way it is. Suicide doors and Rumble seat function as they should and the step plates are in place for the kids to get in and out of the rumble seat. There is a very small chip on the drivers front fender and some minor paint imperfections at the seams where the front fenders meet the body. Rear bumper is attached and I do have a front bumper that will be included if you like that look. I have a half hood that comes with the car that can be placed on the car for show purposes. Running boards are in great shape. Convertible top is like new and is very easy to take down or put up. Have a closer look:
Open the suicide doors and slide inside this baby! Very nicely done custom interior give this Hot Rod just enough of a modern touch without losing the feel of the Classic Model A. Nicely stitched custom door panels, comfortable white bench seat, matching wrapped dash with digital gauges and matching wrapped shifter console round out the interior. There is also a tilt steering column. I am 6 foot tall and fit very comfortably. I would think that a taller person would do fine as well. Digital gauges give you easy read out of your speed, water temp and oil pressure. A modern AM/FM/CD player was neatly installed with a few small speakers on the sides of the seats. It would be easy to upgrade the sound system if desired but I usually just listen to the rumble of this baby while people wave and honk. There are seat belts up front and also in the rumble seat. Here is a look inside:
This Roadster is powered by a nicely built 350 V8 that has just under 1600 miles on it since it was built. I do not have any info on the build but it has a mild cam, Edelbrock Torker intake, Holley 4 bbl, Chromed out headers leading back to a sweet sounding dual exhaust. The motor is tight and does not leave any oil on the floor although I noticed a tiny bit of oil on the intake probably from valve cover gasket leaking. This motor fires right up and once warmed up idles very nicely. I have driven it at 70 mph on the highway and around town in the summer heat and this baby runs cool with no overheating issues. The 350 V8 is mated to a smooth shifting turbo 350 with a B&M Quick Silver Shifter. These shifters can be a lot of fun if you enjoy slapping through the gears or just put it in drive and go. I was told the front end is a Mustang II front end. Front and Rear Coil over shocks. Steering is easy and responsive and this Hot rod tracks straight down the road with a stiff suspension as you would expect. Manual front disc brakes require some muscle but stop nicely once you are used to them. I would recommend a brake upgrade if you plan on doing a lot of driving. It has a Ford rear end that I think is a 9 inch and it has great highway gears in it and you can cruise no problem at 70 mph on the highway. Keep in mind this is a 1928 so it will not drive like a 2011 or even a 1980 for that matter. This is a car that you actually have to drive!!! You need both feet on the pedals but it is a blast to drive and you will need to leave extra time to stop and talk to everyone wherever you go. The Engine bay has some chrome and if I was going to keep it i think it could use some more chrome and some clean up to bring it up a notch. I am not sure about the details of the chassis but it is solid, clean and has no rust issues!! Great stance with the polished American Racing Torq Thust 2 wheels wrapped in Goodyear Eagle Radials, 245/70/16 in the rear and 185/60/15 up front. You can definitely drive and enjoy it just the way it is but if you like to get dirty there is more that can be done. Have a look and then listen to the video so you can hear how this Model A sounds!!
HERE IS A SHORT VIDEO SO YOU CAN HEAR THE SWEET RUMBLE!!
DRIVE THE DREAM!!!!