1928 dawned a fresh day in American automobiles. Ensuing in the famous footprints of its successful Model T heritage, Henry Ford announced the new Model A. Available in several options including delivery, roadster, and the base pickup; Ford took out over 2,000 newspaper ads to announce the utility replacement of the Model T. People sprinted to see the new auto and celebrities including President Roosevelt quickly became its first owners. With many improvements compared to its precursor, the Model A became highly fashionable. Enhancements included abandoning the magneto for a modern battery and ignition system, water pump, fin and tube radiator, and luxurious interior features. The Model A became a life altering asset to business and delivery professionals. Here sits a vibrant piece of that antiquity. This 1928 Model A sedan delivery is in immaculate condition and ornamented in period correct and stunning Texaco Service advertisement. This 4 cylinder, 40 HP flathead engine and 3 speed manual truck is well running and attention seizing. Exquisitely highlighted with flawless Texaco black, red, white, and lime green paint, this Ford is a sensation everywhere it goes. It has been revitalized by way of new chrome bumpers, new whitewall Firestone tires (including passenger mounted spare,) new headlights, new stone guards and it still embraces its original rear door. Inside it features the original front bucket seats covered in a new brown vinyl, new matching door pads and rear coverings, empty Texaco oil cans and signage strapped in the rear, and a tasteful paint matching dash. Lifting the bonnet spectacles a highly detailed engine compartment, exhibiting the recently tuned 50,165 original miles engine and new water pump. This celebrated vehicle has been faultlessly cared for and is a time honored piece of American History. This vehicle is absurdly fashionable with its petroleum parallels and colors, and a sure bet to bring home praise and hardware at any cruise in.
Pick of the Day was special ordered by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas
The Pick of the Day looks like a pristine example of sporty 1930s motoring
The antique truck has been re-created as a Mobilgas fuel-delivery vehicle
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…”