The prior owner took this 1931 Model A down to the frame and built it back up beautifully. I bought the car as part of my purchase of his house in Hartland, ME. Living in Florida, I sent my father and sister to check out the house on the lake to see if I should buy it. When they visited and saw the Model A in the garage, my father called me and told me "The hell with the house, buy the Model A."
So I bought both. After his father passed away when he was 13, my father's stepfather bought him a Model A when he was 16 years old in 1946. As you can imagine, he was the Big Man On Campus in high school driving his friends and girlfriends around in his black Model A. I bought this one so I could drive him around town in it. We had a lot of fun, even when it had some challenges starting. I've gotten those issues resolved and the car runs well and looks like a champ. Of course, you don't want to drive too fast down the road in this car.
My father passed away last year, so there's no longer a need to drive him around in the Model A. I now need the garage space to brew beer. Besides, I am no mechanic and I don't have the skill or know how to keep and maintain this car. It needs to find a place that will love and care for it better than I'm able to.
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…”