Model T Roadster
FULL CUSTOM-BUILT ROADSTER, REMOVABLE HARDTOP, 4 WHEEL DISC, 350 CI!!!
If nothing else, this 1927 Ford Model T roadster is a clever bit of engineering. With a traditional chassis, a Chevy V8, and a look that recalls the long, sleek roadsters of the '30s, it's a rod that's a cut above the usual stuff.
That distinctive "turtle deck" styling is all Model T roadster, and it is one of the simplest, yet most elegant shapes ever created. It also looks great surrounded with curvaceous fenders and fronted by an extra-long hood that gives the humble Model T a very sleek look. There's virtually no panel on this entire car that hasn't been customized or hand-fabricated to achieve a look, but the Ford DNA is undeniable in the final result. The louvered hood starts with a highly modified '32 Ford grille shell with a unique stepped insert that gives it a very unique swept-back look. The fenders look like Model A pieces, again modified to work with the longer front end, and with everything swathed in brilliant white paint with blue flames, there's no denying that there was someone with a very clear mission at work here. Even the marker lights that look like cowl lights are a cool period touch that shows this guy knew the cars he was emulating with this cool build. Workmanship is impressive, so if you like the look, there's plenty to love about the build.
The interior is quite a bit more user-friendly that the usual Model T, with a wide bench seat that's comfortable and has plenty of room for two. The door panels were created to match and it's carpeted to control noise and heat, both of which are critical in a roadster like this. A track-style steering wheel wrapped in contrasting Ford Blue ties it together with the exterior, and a full complement of white-faced instruments offers a great view of what's going on up front. Toggle switches under the dash control things like the dash lights, electric fan, and fog lamps and an AM/FM/cassette stereo has been neatly installed on the passenger's side. A polished steering column and Lokar shifter reinforce the period look, and the rakish top is a lift-off piece that allows open-air motoring in traditional Model T fashion. You also get a full set of side curtains for all-weather cruising.
The engine is a rugged and reliable 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 that's been neatly dressed for show duty under the long hood of this T. Lots of chrome and polished aluminum glitter when you pop the 3-piece hood, and with a 4-barrel carb and a throaty dual exhaust system, it certainly sounds like a hot rod. A TH350 3-speed automatic power a 9-inch Ford rear end, which hangs on ladder bars and coil-overs. A dropped I-beam front suspension, complete with transverse leaf spring, gives it that vintage hot rod feel and there's a disc brake at all four corners. A set of flashy aluminum Weld wheels offers the traditional "big-n-little" combination with 185/65/15 front and 275/60/15 rear tires.
Not quite a T-bucket, not quite a track T, and not quite a Model A or Deuce roadster, this is a wild combination with the right look and the right parts to simply be a ton of fun. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Cassette Player
- Vinyl Interior
- Removable Hard Top
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
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