Model A Roadster
1928 Ford Model A Roadster
1928 Ford Model A Roadster
In 1927 feeling the heat from his competition, and after a long run with the Model T, Henry Ford reluctantly retooled his assembly line, changed some of his part manufacturing processes, and the Model A was born. Eventually it would become wildly popular, outselling the Model T, and offered in 9 different body styles.
This wonderful car which is best described as a driver that participated in many an AACA tour has come here to Classic Auto Mall from a consigner who did a few upgrades for that touring. Still retaining its shine with a few faults but it drives great and looks the part.
A deep ocean blue, (blue with a slight green cast), covers the metal panels of this roadster. Some areas of bubbling are noted, and the hinge to the cowled hood is showing some rust formations. Contrasting black fenders, and light blue pinstripes, are also painted and show well. A warm slight greenish hue gray is painted on delicate looking wire wheels with their now cast-iron drum brakes in the centers. These are surrounded with wide white wall thin tires, and on either side nestled in the back portion of the front fender just before the running boards are a spare tire wrapped in a tan canvas covering. A rumble seat, as well as an oak slat wood and chromed flip down trunk holder is on after the rumble seat. A single driver's side period taillight and split dual bar chrome bumpers. The front of the car has vented metal side panels that fold upward to reveal the engine compartment. A perfect grille, topped with a chromed cap is flanked by 2 oversized headlamps, an original chromed front bumper, and an ahooga style horn. The passenger compartment is covered with a black canvas top. Also wing windows hang off of either side of the windshield and are etched and have a round rear view mirror on both of them.
Saddle colored brown vinyl covers a bench seat and is slightly loose but in very nice condition. Black rubber ribbed flooring is covering the floor. Up front the metal dash, also in ocean blue color, has a centrally located “mask” style chromed instrument cluster, which shows original gauges. A period style extra-large steering wheel, tall shift lever, as well as a handbrake can be seen in the compartment. For extra safety during those tours seat belts have been added.
Under the cowled hood is a 201ci 4-cylinder engine that ticks and runs like a switch watch. Not in perfect condition, with some surface rust and black paint surrounding the engine a bit chipped, but a new 3-speed manual transmission has been put on approximately 5 years ago. Also, in lieu of the generator, an alternator has been installed.
Retaining its rust-free condition from the restoration that occurred many years ago, just black painted steel, solid body hangers and cast-iron drum brakes now on, and solid stamped steel floor pans. Transverse leaf springs are on all 4 corners and mechanical drum brakes as well. A glass pack style muffler is installed.
The highlight of this car despite its good looks and good condition, is definitely the drive-ability. A made for touring in style of the roaring 20's, this car accelerates nicely, and actually runs along at speed, (45-50mph?), easily. Shifting is smooth, and all seems tight and squeak free. All functions are working as they should.
Reluctantly the time has come for someone else to take tender loving care of this wonderful 1928 Model A roadster. Fully restored many years ago, diligently maintained, and a described “good driver” will allow the new owner of this beautiful piece of Ford history to drive it right out of the Classic Auto Mall and begin enjoying it immediately. Ahhhhhhooga!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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