STEEL-BODY STREETROD, 350 V8, 4 BBL, AUTO, DUALS, FORD 9", COILOVERS, FRNT DISCS
We're seeing a growing interest in sedans like this 1928 Ford Model A tudor, cars that offer increased practicality to go along with their increased performance. Offering a cool chopped top, small block Chevy power, and a tasteful interior, this Model A street rod gets just about everything right.
If you're going to build a rod, you may as well make it attention-grabbing. The bright Tangelo Orange paint works rather well on the chopped 2-door bodywork and it still retains many of its authentic Model A styling cues. Among those are the windshield visor, unique cowl with bodywork that wraps around it, and the curving fenders that seem to hug the tires. Chopping a sedan can be a challenge, but this one nails it with a lowered look that seems sleek, not boxy, yet still provides decent visibility from within. The orange paint is in good condition with signs of use that are to be expected, mostly around the fenders. Striped decals along the lower edges of the body add some contrast and the three-piece hood allows you to run fully enclosed or with open sides for a racier look. The grille shell has had the radiator cap shaved and it is fitted with an accessory grille guard, while a dropped headlight bar holds color-matched King Bee-style headlights. Custom louvers punched in the splash aprons adds to the hot rod vibe and a bit of custom pinstripe work makes it stand out, even when you're up close.
Basic black is the right choice with the bright orange bodywork, and this surprisingly spacious tudor offers front buckets and an upholstered package shelf in back, so it's strictly a 2-seater. The dash is still original, but it's been reworked (there's no longer a gas tank behind it) to hold a tachometer ahead of the driver and to put all the secondary Stewart-Warner gauges in the center. A tilt steering column and Billet Specialties steering wheel make it easy to get comfortable and there's an AM/FM/CD stereo system for entertainment. The seats show some very minor signs of use, while things like the carpet, door panels, and headliner are unmarked and almost new. The former rear seat area is nicely upholstered in matching carpets and houses a pair of speakers for the stereo system and offers plenty of room for baggage on road trips, which is always a plus.
Under that three-piece hood you'll find a 350 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 that's been built to run and neatly detailed. There are a few polished aluminum pieces and lots of details that were painted to match the bodywork, so if you do decide to pull the hood sides for cruising, folks will have something interesting to look at. An Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and polished intake manifold add a little horsepower, while stock rams horn style exhaust manifolds do a good job of controlling noise and heat, critical in a vintage rod. A TH350 3-speed automatic transmission channels horsepower to a 9-inch rear end, which hangs on a set of trailing arms and coil-over shocks. Up front, it's pure tradition with a dropped I-beam suspension, but it does include disc brakes, so it drives more modern than you'd think. Big-n-little polished aluminum wheels look great and fill the fenders with fat Michelin radials.
This is a well-built rod that's ready to enjoy, and if you are tired of fiberglass coupes and roadster, perhaps this will fit you better. Give us a call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Coil-Over Suspension
- Front Disc Brakes
- Engine Type
- Body Color
- Tangelo Orange
- Body Style
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Shifter Type
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