Model A Roadster Pickup
- Engine Size
- 201 CI 4 Cylinder
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Manual
1928 Ford Model A Roadster
During the mid 1920's Ford realized their competitors had caught on to the idea of assembly line mass production and had to move forward from the Model T design. This was especially true by offering more powerful engines, new convenience features, or cosmetic options. Also, features Henry Ford considered to be unnecessary, such as electric starters were gradually shifting in the public's perception from luxuries to essentials. Ford realized his new design had to move some of his manufacturing theories from Design for Manufacturing, to Flexible Mass Production, and what would be the successful run of the model A began.
This Open Top Model A Roadster with Pickup body has a solid base frame, refurbished interior and convertible top. The odometer shows 11,010, but actual mileage is unknown. The exterior has no rusting or dimpling, however needs a total paint restoration.
Body is free from rust and the running boards, wheels, and bed of the truck have been restored. Current paint scheme shows a Straw Yellow, with Black running boards, Black spoked wheels and rims. The paint shows chipping, areas of cracking, and fenders exhibit overspray, with a previous paint restoration underneath that is cracking. The convertible top is in good condition with all snaps and fasteners intact. Bumpers have no rusting or pitting and retain a beautiful shine. Stained oak boards have been used in conjunction with metal strapping to re-create truck's bed. All glass is crack free, and clear. Wind winglets have been installed on both sides. Exterior lighting is in good condition and functioning well.
Excepting any metal surfaces, the interior is in excellent condition. A new rubber flooring, pedal rubber, and vinyl bench seat are installed. The steering wheel is in good condition, with shifter, and handbrake are presenting restored. A windshield wiper motor is present with a driver's side wiper. Metal painted surfaces have cracking, crazing, on dash and interior doors. Wear is evident at painted interior firewall surface.
The engine is a water-cooled L-head inline four with a displacement of 201 cu in. This engine provides 40 hp with a top speed of around 65 mph. The Model A had a 103.5 in wheelbase with a final drive ratio of 3.77:1. The transmission was a conventional unsynchronized three-speed sliding gear manual with a single speed reverse. The Model A has four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Suspension is straight axle with buggy spring.
This is a relatively unusual option combination of the Ford Model A Roadster. A 1928 pickup body with an open top, that is 90 years old, and can be driven away. Perfect for the A-bone customizer, or original restorer. An older restoration with solid body and mechanicals.