NEW PRICE! Fresh build with less than 100 miles. Traditional ‘60s style hot rod with Corvette power, Muncie 4-speed, and wide whites. All-new chassis underneath, original body, and lots of history.
The body is 100% original Henry Ford steel, and for those of you familiar with Model As, you know that the Sport Coupe body style is rather rare. The curving fenders of the ’29 are beautifully tailored to a build like this where the tires totally fill the arches and the endearing Model A grille and headlights leave no doubt about its identity. The bodywork was expertly restored to a very high standard and the whole car fits together quite well, with doors that close with a reassuring solidity and very few squeaks and rattles—remarkable for a body that still has a wooden skeleton. All the original details are intact, albeit beautifully restored, including the brightly chromed radiator shell, large headlights with intricate fluted lenses, and twin taillights out back. Note that the brass door handles were left in original condition to tie the car to its past and details like the cowl-mounted fuel cap and windshield visor are still intact to preserve the car’s character. There’s also a steel hood which is easy to remove should you want to run alfresco, which is how the builder envisioned it.
The interior is also a nice mix of traditional and upgraded parts, including a pair of buckets wrapped in ‘60s pearlescent vinyl. The button-tufted detailing, the pleats, and the overall look are all from the ‘60s but the AM/FM/CD stereo with remote, a full array of gauges, and a very trick Borgeson adjustable steering column are modern details that make it a pleasure to drive. Instead of making the basic Model A gauges work, a completely new set of Moon Eyes dials were installed under the dash to monitor all the vitals and there’s a big tachometer strapped to the chrome steering column. Custom-tailored carpets add a plush feel and help control noise and heat in the cabin, and the windshield still swings open and the rear curtain opens up for flow-through ventilation. The rumble seat was converted into a trunk, which houses the 15-gallon stainless fuel cell and remote battery.
The engine is a 350 cubic inch Chevy from a 1971 Corvette with 10:1 compression, a Comp Cams 268H camshaft, a full set of roller rockers, and fuelie heads, so it’s pretty strong. And since it’s hanging out there for everyone to see, it was dressed for show with lots of chrome, Chevy Orange paint on the block and finned valve covers, and a gorgeous set of traditional headers that have been ceramic coated for durability. Up front there’s a Walker 3-core radiator with a giant electric fan and the exhaust system is neatly tucked into the splash aprons, so when you don’t want to run open headers, it sounds more muted but still muscular. Underneath, the custom chassis was painted satin black for durability and to show off the hardware around it. The front axle is a Super Bell chrome dropped I-beam and a Uni-Steer rack-and-pinion that gives a lot more precision and makes power steering completely unnecessary. The transmission is a wide-ratio 1969 Muncie 4-speed with an 11-inch hydraulic clutch, all feeding a 9-inch Ford rear end with 3.50 gears and a Detroit Locker inside. Ladder bars and coil-overs give the rear end a great look when seen from behind and it still rides rather well for being so capable. The exhaust system is neatly finished with polished tips under the axle and with Wilwood disc brakes up front, stopping power is pretty impressive. Traditional big-n-little steelies with baby moon hubcaps and trim rings are part of the ‘60s charm as are the staggered Coker wide whitewall bias-ply tires that totally nail the look.
Documented with original ownership paperwork, build photos, receipts, and other details, this is the kind of rod you want to own. It was built by a professional who was building it for himself, and with fewer than 100 miles on the build, it’s very fresh, fully sorted, and ready to enjoy. If you were there in the ‘60s, you know this is how they were, and if not, well, it’s hard not to love the look and the attitude. Call today!
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