- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
1929 Ford Roadster
Women sporting Parisian hats, Python Pumps, silk pleated one-piece knee length dresses, and “bobbed” hair, we're rebellious, and known as Flappers. Smoking, voting and staking their claim on a driver's license, had automobile manufacturers stand up and take notice of them. Ford motor company recently introduced the Model A which they offered in a variety body styles most notable for the aforementioned drivers the 2-door coupe. A smaller automobile, easy to handle, and nimble with nice curves, was the answer.
This fiberglass 2 door street rod, attached to a new frame, is a completely finished and ready to roll unit. Beautiful black over turquoise color scheme, convertible top with detachable side curtains, and a surprise rumble seat, is an homage to an age when America was on a high, but on the brink of being low. The perfect combination of power and color this example is sure to attract attention.
This Street Rod features all fiberglass body, running boards, and curved fenders true to the original Model A design. Opening what you would think is a trunk, reveals a hinged rumble seat, framed from the rear of the car by dual chrome exhaust pipes, a chrome differential plate cover, chrome shock absorbers and wide 255/70R15 tires within Crager 5 spoke chrome wheels, and a knockoff hub. The fully functional, like new convertible top protects the passenger compartment from the outside elements. An open engine compartment gives the viewer a peek at the power plant and is covered by an original hood design. A vertical chromed grille, open chromed headlamps, and modern aftermarket turn signals, complete the features of the original design for the front of the car.
Fully restored, a warm grey tweed stripe bench seat, and interior door panels, add plenty roaring 20's style. This being Reminiscent of a 1920's gentleman's wool winter suit, but with an addition of complimentary tiny turquoise and orange dot pattern throughout, add a modern touch. A wood grain dashboard houses 5 VDO gauges. Centered just in front is a 23” Gennie shifter made from machined aluminum. A small 3-spoke steering wheel, with a modern locking column completes the interior look.
A rebuilt 350CI V8 fed by an Edelbrock intake carburetor and works in conjunction with a 3-speed TH 350 automatic transmission to add the “rod” to “street rod”. Power gets to the 10-bolt rear with an oversized driveshaft, that is sure to keep the tires smokin'. Headers, and a Flowmaster performance exhaust system, give this car a wonderful resonating sound. A dropped I beam 4 bar front, and 4 bar coil- over rear suspension provide a smooth cruise. This car has front disc and rear drum brakes to provide plenty of stopping power.