This is a 1926 Ford Model T with a genuine Henry Ford steel body,
but you better believe it leaves the rest of its history behind in
its dust. With a small block V8, independent rear suspension,
four-wheel disc brakes, custom interior, slick paint, and much
more, this is a wilder ride than 'ol Henry ever imagined.
When most people think about a genuine Model T, this is the last
thing that pops into their minds. And that's what makes this one so
uniquely cool. It has discarded all of the old ways, right down to
the vibrant purple that's done in a modern clearcoat application.
In fact, this is the perfect color for a car like this, because the
high gloss finish lets you really see the curves in the hood,
fenders, and rear that are often not recognized on other Model Ts.
And of course, an aggressive color like this works perfectly with
the stance. We love how there are classic wire wheels, but now they
are not only color-matched but also staggered 14/15 inches
front/rear for a very intimidating profile. A shining chrome
grille, purple headlight covers, a sharp-looking roof, and plenty
of custom pinstriping are all part of the detailed style that tell
you this is a thoughtful build.
Since the exterior is so updated and upgraded, the interior is,
too. After all, people will always be able to get a look inside,
and so the purple upholstery gives this an almost seamless look
inside and out. And with less than 550 miles on the full build, the
full package looks fresh. The wraparound bench seats with
button-top finish are pure classic Model T cool, but when done in
purple, it really looks like a hot rod custom. There are some nice
additions like an AM/FM/cassette stereo and front seatbelts. And
the traditional floor shifter and a full set of VDO gauges are much
more than what you got from stock. But they left the right touches
of vintage with the side wind wing glass, two-piece windshield, and
the four-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel.
There's plenty more custom work under the hood. After all, the
Model T's little chugger of a motor has been replaced with some
serious small block power. This upgrade is ready to be displayed
with plenty of polished components and an overall tidy setup. So
you can also clearly see the full motor package. It's a 327
cubic-inch V8 bored .30 over and topped with a Holley four-barrel
carburetor. As you look at the undercarriage photos, you're going
to see a full custom setup with a color-matched style and a
polished four-link drop axle front end with disc brakes and
adjustable coilovers. In the rear is a Jaguar-style independent
suspension with adjustable coilovers and inboard disc brakes. So
this is not only powerful, but also it has the suspension
components to utilize it correctly. Plus, with features like a
limited-slip rear end with 4.11 gears and a three-speed automatic
transmission with 2500 RPM stall, it's the right mix of street
machine and cruiser.
The sale comes with build receipts and restoration photos. This
build is thoughtful, powerful, and absolutely unique. So don't miss
out on a true head-turner, call today!