There is a wow factor in this 1931 Ford Model A Tudor that we will
try to adequately describe in only one page. Before you ask, yes it
is original Henry Ford steel. It has plenty of hints of an original
pre-war Ford in the body, but the sinisterly matte paint tells you
this is a performance-built V8 hot rod that's just waiting to eat
From the first moment you lay eyes on this one, you know they got the stance to look just right. This Ford keeps the correct amount of original Model A appearance, right down to the vinyl cover on the roof. But then it adds in plenty of great hot rod touches. It all starts with the paint. There's a toughness that comes from matte black. It looks like it absorbs the sunlight, and so it's no surprise it also looks like it inhales lesser classics on the road. But beyond the intimidation there is a quality factor that tells you there was a solid investment in the paintwork. But even with this great black, there's still plenty of room for brightwork. You see it in the grille protector, headlight surrounds, door handles, and iconic Centerline five-spoke wheels.
Inside you can instantly tell there was a ton spent on this custom build. It starts with the modern high-back bucket seats. Not only do these have the bolstering to be all-day comfortable, but also we love how the red houndstooth inserts coordinate nicely with the door panels. You get some great pieces like power windows and a sunroof, but most of the upgrades were about focusing on driving. You get a grippy sports steering wheel for your left hand, and a B&M shifter for your right one. There's a full Dolphin gauge package in the center of the dash, and just below that is a large Phantom tach with shift light.
An engine this nice deserves to always be on display. This 350 cubic-inch Chevrolet motor is car show ready, with polished valve covers, alternator, air grabber, pulleys, and much more. And we love how the red detailing matches the fresh block paint. But beyond the style is the substance of a performance-built small block with features like a roller rockers, roller cam, ProMaxx heads, four-barrel carburetor, hi-rise intake, and aluminum radiator w/electric fan. This is connected to a stout TH350 three-speed automatic transmission that feeds the Currie nine-inch rear and wide Mickey Thompson back tires. The total package has a nice throaty rhythm out of the dual exhaust. But don't just listen to the pipes; look at their full journey in the undercarriage shots. There you'll see evidence of how nicely this one was built with the polished drop-axle front end, front disc brakes, and the adjustable coilovers in the rear.
With less than 1,000 miles on the build since completion and the build receipts, you're looking at a fresh custom machine that looks great and sounds mean. Everyone can't help but respect a build like this, and if you're quick enough, the admiration can all be yours. Call now!!!
The Pick of the Day is a 1930 Model A restored as a police ‘paddy wagon’ that seems accurate for the era
Founded in 1973, Rootlieb Manufacturing produces metal hoods and other panels for the collector car restoration industry. The Pick of the Day is a 1928 Ford Model A Rootlieb Speedster.
Once again, the Hagerty crew has created a drivable automobile in just 100 hours and sourced completely from the piles of used parts at the Hershey Swap Meet.
The idea of Hagerty’s Swap to Street Challenge sprouted from a simple concept often heard at the Hershey Swap Meet, that you could build an entire car from the used parts.
‘I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an engineer…”
Often a popular car to turn into a classic hot rod, the 1930 Ford Model A was created to help Ford maintain a strong presence in the market during a time when other cars began to be more affordable and practical.
“Dry lake” means something different in Southern California than it does in the rest of the world. Speed-obsessed hot rodders since the late 1940s have viewed the flat, dusty expanses of prehistoric lake beds as perfect places to go fast.
The Monterey Peninsula isn’t the only place the automobile and its role in American life is being celebrated this weekend. In the Detroit area, it’s Woodward Dream Cruise weekend.