'Track Roadster.' That's what they called these 1940s-1950s racing
machines. Their external appearance certainly was unique to say the
least. But appearance aside, these machines were fast, sometimes
faster than the hot rods of the period, the sprint cars. There was
a great popularity of these hand-crafted race cars in certain parts
of the country and the Ohio-Indiana area was certainly one that had
great activity. Their speed was certainly illustrated by big-time
driver Dick Frazier who set a world speed record and NASCAR also
had a roadster division and two Indy 500 winners in Troy Ruttman
and Jim Rathmann raced these cars early in their careers.
For consignment, a Track T if you will from 1927 and let's call it
a modern version which was engineered, (see copious notes), to
emulate the LA built Perre-Banta Roadsters of yore, (around 1952),
and gracing tracks and taking lives mostly in mid America.
Made of durable and non-rusting fiberglass it is based on a 1927
Ford. Some key components were removed like the fenders and the
car's wheelbase was lengthened and lowered for that sleek racer
look. The engineering goal was to take parts which our builder
began collecting in 1962, with the build commencing in 1981, and
completed in 1984! All lines are horizontal and harmonious with the
V shaped grille, V shaped front glass, aluminum cowled hood and
passenger tub. Catalyzed urethane yellow enamel is all over this
car and looking great. All aluminum parts were also sprayed with
clear catalyzed urethane. The only extra on this race car are the
King Bee headlights with dual bulbs. The cockpit edges were rolled
and the rear wheel wells removed. There is a tonneau cover that
snaps on and covers the entire tub. A rolled rear pan with teardrop
shaped taillights and dual exhaust peeking out the bottom rear. The
Halibrand magnesium wheels are finished on their backs and in
windows with Dow 21 iridescent gold. Their faces were simply
polished and above Michelin 145x15 front tires with inner tubes,
and BFG 255x15 rear tires. Boyd Coddington eat your heart out!
Gray leather all in first class condition with big tuck and roll
inserts and smooth bolsters fill the interior of this racer.
Leather is on the side door panels and toe kicks. An oval 32 coupe
wood panel containing the Classic Instruments and some warning
lights sits in the middle of the yellow dash. A Nardi steering
wheel is fronting this screaming yellow dash. Square weave charcoal
carpeting covers the floor pans and it has leather edging. Just
fantastic on the looks and comfort end.
Shoehorned in under the aluminum cowled hood sits an all-aluminum
215 ci V8 courtesy a 62 Buick. It has custom aluminum rocker covers
and a custom aluminum oil pan. Inside is a Huffaker camshaft. There
is an aluminum "beaver tail" air cleaner covering a 390cfm 4-barrel
carburetor, and a 4-speed manual T10 transmission on back. The rear
axle is aluminum and is a Halibrand V8 quick change version. All is
kept cool by a sprint car all aluminum radiator. Exhaling is done
through custom headers and lake pipes.
A marvel of engineering shows up under neath. We are talkin' forged
I beam front axle that's been dropped. Brakes are courtesy of a 48
Ford with Buick drums which are all aluminum. The belly pan is also
aluminum as is the 15-gallon gas tank. The frame is made up of
"deuce factory rails'' and is boxed. The chassis was totally put
together on a stable and laser straight jig apparatus. The body on
top has been channeled 1 inch to bring the body and chassis into
Just a beautiful driver and awesome cruiser. And it all looks good
while doing it. Handles great and stops on a dime. I love this race
5 stars for this screaming yellow zonker, custom engineered and
after 22 years of parts procurement and a 4 year build, we have a
rolling work of racetrack art. Like none other.
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.
1927 Ford Model T
Interior Color:Charcoal Anthracite
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