For Sale: 1980 Ford Shay Model A in Columbus, Ohio

Vehicle Description

Cruisin Classics is proud to present this exceptional 1980 Shay Model A Roadster. We've seen our fair share of Shay's roll into our showroom over the years but this one is the nicest we've seen so far. Shay's were produced from 1978-1982 by the Shay Motors Corporation. Harry Shay arranged with Ford Motor Company to build a limited run, modern-day reproduction of the Ford Model A Roadster, with a rumble seat, that was to be sold through the network of Ford Automobile Dealers and built in Battle Creek, Michigan. Only 5,000 Shay's were produced, making this quite a rare find. Dressed in slick red paint with a white convertible top and white wall tires, this Model A really grabs attention. The convertible top is in great condition with a clear rear window and works as it should. This particular Model A is the Super-Deluxe Version, featuring a spare tire on each side just ahead of the doors as well as a whole host of extra options. Chrome abounds with double bar bumpers, extra large lipped headlamps, dual "ah-ooo-gah" horns, a beautiful grill with quail radiator ornament, running board step plates, fold-down wood-accented luggage rack, dual side mirrors, chrome exhaust tip, and best of all... 6 wire wheels wrapped in almost new Firestone white wall tires. The rumble seat shares the same apholstery and carpet as the interior and can be entered using step plates on the passenger side. Step into the interior to find nice red pleated aphoplstery on the seats and doors with red carpet to match. The previous owner replaced the original gauges with two working Autometer gauges, one for speedometer, and the other a quad-gauge with temp, fuel, oil, and voltage all on one. The last owner also installed an Audiovox AM/FM/Cassette stereo under the dash on the right side to provide some tunes to cruise to. The car does have 2 windshield wipers but they are inoperative. The front windshield does flip out at the bottom to provide a little extra breeze while driving. Other features include a Grant wood steering wheel and etched wind wings. Under the hood is a 2.3 liter 4 cylinder Ford Pinto engine mated to an automatic 3-speed Ford transmission. This drivetrain is reliable, easy to work on, and makes this Model A a lot more fun to drive than a real one. This Shay also has rack and pinion steering and a disc/drum brake combo that add to a more modern driving experience. Suspension is also improved over an original Model A, featuring two coil springs on the front, two sets of longitudinal multi-leaf springs in the rear, and 4 shock absorbers. This Shay Model A is the perfect combination of vintage charm and modern drivability - perfect for car shows, parades, trips to the ice cream parlor, or just a pleasant drive in the country. No matter where you're going this Shay will put a smile on your face every time you hit the road!

Engine
2.3liter 4 cylinder

Transmission
3-speed Automatic

Brakes
Disc Front / Drum Rear

Suspension
Front - Two Coil Springs with Shocks
Rear - Two Longitudinal Multi-Leaf Springs with Shocks

Exterior
Slick Red Paint
Newer White Convertible Top
Wire Wheels with Newer Firestone White Wall Tires and Two Spares
Double Bar Bumpers
Extra-Large Headlights
Chrome Headlight Bar
Dual Side Mirrors
Chrome Grill with Quail Radiator Ornament
Side Steps to the Rumble Seat
Dual Ah-ooo-gah Horns
Running Board Step Plates
Flip-Up Windshield

Interior
Red Pleated Apholstery
Autometer Gauges
Audiovox AM/FM/Cassette Stereo
Grant Wood Steering Wheel

If you have any additional questions, please call one of our friendly sales staff. We will be glad to help in any way with questions on financing, shipping the vehicle, or perhaps an interest in our sell your car brokerage program. We've been in business since 1996 and have sold cars all over the world and we insist on giving the best personal service in the industry.
The sale is subject to the following conditions and representations. This vehicle is being sold as-is, where-is with no warranty in connection therewith. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and make no warranty in connection therewith. No allowances or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect, or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied oneself as to the condition and value based upon that judgment solely. The seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.
Thank you from all of us at Cruisin Classics.

Vehicle Details

  • 1980 Ford Shay Model A
  • Listing ID: CC-1625204
  • Price: $31,995
  • Location:Columbus, Ohio
  • Year:1980
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Shay Model A
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:9173
  • Stock Number:EX2323
  • VIN:MOM1EX2323
Listed By:
Cruisin Classics
3575 Fisher Road
Columbus, OH 43228

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