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1928 Ford Model A Sedan
The first Fordor Sedan offered on the Ford Model A chassis was the
so-called "Leatherback" model, with a "two-window" roofline without
rear quarter windows, covered in pebble-grain artificial leather.
Promoted by Ford as the Fordor Sedan, it was intended to be a more
comfortable Model A, and emphasis was placed upon the luxuriousness
and quality of its interior fittings. Bodies of this style were
produced by Briggs, in a leased corner of the Highland Park Ford
plant and became available in mid-May 1928. The design continued
into 1929, after which a "three-window" design was adopted for
future Model A Fordors.
For consignment, a restored and mildly "rodded" Model A. All steel
panels and fenders, as well as exterior lighting have been retained
and restored, so the car looks mostly original save for the old
spoked wheels being replaced by American Racing polished torque
style wheels and wider tires. Overall a great presentation, that
has been driven all over the East Coast.
A very tasteful combination of a dark taupe covers the straight
steel panels of this car. Black fenders and running boards bring
your eye to the bottom of the car, where the undercarriage shows
black as well. Up top we see a beautiful brown covered top covered
with the vinyl, (hence the name "leatherback"). Up front two large
Model A chromed headlights flank a beautiful chromed Ford radiator
cowling which is topped by the flying quail radiator cap. A 2-bar
chromed front bumper curves to match the front profile of the car.
Bringing up the rear are 2 small curved 2 bar bumpers, and a pair
of rear taillights which protrude from the rear fender with a
chromed bars. At the bottom are dual 2" exhaust pipes which rock
this Model A when the fire is lit.
Again, good taste restoration continues here too, with miles of
soft canvas like felt covering the bench seats, the door panels,
and the vertical pillar surfaces. In front is a pristine shiny
black dash. Centered within is the chromed "screaming mask" style
instrument cluster which also has 2 additional gauges to help
monitor the large mill which sits up front. A tall chromed shift
lever with a black boot on the bottom, and a neat piston topper
sits in the center. Carpeting appears nicely, and there are floor
mats all over. Fronting the dash is a really nice art deco style
steering wheel with a killer V8 logo in the center horn
Pretty simple, get rid of that clunky old 4 popper and throw a new
Goodwrench crate 350ci mill in. Throw on some nifty headers, a few
polished parts to add some bling, and a single 4-barrel Edelbrock
carb to feed those fossils to this fire breather, and then attach a
Turbo 350 3-speed automatic tranny behind, and this is where this
car becomes a hot rod. Slick!
Of course, clean and noted are adjustable coil over shocks on every
corner, front independent suspension with disc brakes, and drum for
the rear with a 4-link suspension. A Flowmaster dual exhaust sales
from the headers upfront to the chromed tips at the rear.
If you want a tasteful rod, that will run for miles, and keep you
in comfort, look no further. It's not every day we get this kind of
hot rod here at Classic Auto Mall. A great example of an all steel
Fordor Leatherback, with some extra bling. No flames, no tricks, no
errors, this ain't your grandfather's Model A, just mmmmmmm
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 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 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.
- Interior Color:Brown
- Stock Number:1259