1928 Ford Model A
The Ford Motor Company, with its F-series, has long held the
distinction of building the best-selling trucks in America. That
distinction dates back many decades, as Ford's commercial Model A
and AA variants were also the most popular in their day. The
best-selling Ford truck of 1928 was the Model A Pick-up, which
brought passenger-car style by using the Roadster style chassis and
bolting on a rear bed.
For consignment, a customized, hot rodded 1928 Ford pickup. This
"contraption "utilizes the 1928 tub for the passengers, has its top
cut off, and all sitting on a longer Zed frame. This frame also
accommodates a longer bed, has a bronze painted open air 350ci V8
with a mild cam and a TH350 automatic transmission. This pickup
also illustrates the essence of the stripped of many features of a
hot rod, as the less weight one has, the faster you can go!
The original car has been chopped, channeled, and sectioned. We are
going bare bones here as we have forgotten the cowled hood, roof,
and all fenders and running boards. Upfront artillery style steel
wheels are wrapped in wide white wall tires. These flank a shiny
chromed and canted back radiator and trimming surround. At the
bottom just next to the wheels, is a single headlight on either
side. The engine, coming soon to a description near you, is open
air for all to enjoy and the firewall cowl abuts the passenger tub
which has a chopped windshield and some square steel doors. On the
back is a long bed lined with rough sawn wood for the bed which is
not all that deep. Also genderless on back more artillery style
wheels and wide white walls here too. Note the gate has some blue
pinstriped flourishes painted in the corners, and the remainder of
the truck is bathed in satin black.
A swing of the no paneled doors leads us across a wide threshold
and eventually the inner tub which has worn off paint on the purely
metal. A gray vinyl bench stretches from naked door to naked door.
Upfront the dash which is bare metal has a gauge cluster with
vintage looking gauges with a large speedo, and a series of 4
gauges in the cluster. The dash top is black and also satin in its
finish. In the center all open for the transmission showing in
bronze. Due to there being no covering, the shifter comes directly
out of the housing and has a wood sculpted handle. A rally steering
wheel is fronting this custom dash. In front of the passenger is an
olive drab canvas MRE bag for some little extras that may need
An open air bronze painted block intake and valve covering 350ci V8
sits behind the radiator. This engine is equipped with a mild cam.
On top is a 4-barrel carburetor with a dual cascading round chrome
air cleaner. Headers snarl as they exit the engine bay and make
their way to either side where they come to an abrupt end just
before the passenger tub. On back, is a TH350 3-speed automatic
which pushes power back to a 3.73 rear axle courtesy a 1956
All nicely presenting straight steel with no rust noted. Consigner
states that 1940 juice brakes are now on with a dual action master
cylinder and adjustable portioning valve. The front suspension is
knee action and the rear is coil overs. Drum brakes are on all 4
Slipping inside I'm nearly in another world that of competition
born out of the California desert, and the goal to be the fastest.
This car fires right up and runs like a Deere. Easy shifting and
some loud noise from those open header pipes, a blast to drive!
Plenty of wow factor thrown on top of some pile "rat ride" if you
will it has the "look". No fenders and open air engine, along with
open tub seating and tell the PYT with the hanky to drop it and
watch the tires smoke.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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 located 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.