This is a custom 1931 Model A Tudor Sedan street rod. It is powered by a mostly stock Chevy 350ci V-8 making 275 hp w/MSD ignition and coupled to a Turbo 350 automatic transmission. The front axle is a drop straight axle using a Model A single leaf-spring, Vega steering box, front disk brakes and TCI suspension components. The rear axle is a Ford 8.8-inch packed w/2.79:1 gears suspended in place by a custom four-link w/panhard bar, QA1 coil-over shocks, and drum brakes. SS Flow Master exhaust system couples to headers and provides the ear-pleasing rumble of a true iconic hot rod. The body is all steel including fenders, running boards, and splash pans. There is no fiber glass anywhere on this car. The original Model A steel frame has been fully boxed and reinforced with a custom-made removable 1-inch x 2-inch steel cross member bolted between the engine mounts. The windows are dark tint w/black vinyl top and gages are by Classic Gages. The stunning Mopar Plume Crazy urethane paint dresses up this street rod icon with a show-winning resume to match. Fast off the line, fun to drive: a very strong and reliable daily driver that turns heads where ever she goes. At night the under carriage of this machine lights up with fluorescent purple neon glow lights by StreetGlow for added head-turning attention. Last but not least this vehicle is equipped with an ear-piercing Clifford alarm system for added piece of mind.
The antique truck has been re-created as a Mobilgas fuel-delivery vehicle
The Pick of the Day is a 1930 Model A restored as a police ‘paddy wagon’ that seems accurate for the era
Founded in 1973, Rootlieb Manufacturing produces metal hoods and other panels for the collector car restoration industry. The Pick of the Day is a 1928 Ford Model A Rootlieb Speedster.
Once again, the Hagerty crew has created a drivable automobile in just 100 hours and sourced completely from the piles of used parts at the Hershey Swap Meet.
The idea of Hagerty’s Swap to Street Challenge sprouted from a simple concept often heard at the Hershey Swap Meet, that you could build an entire car from the used parts.
‘I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an engineer…”
Often a popular car to turn into a classic hot rod, the 1930 Ford Model A was created to help Ford maintain a strong presence in the market during a time when other cars began to be more affordable and practical.
“Dry lake” means something different in Southern California than it does in the rest of the world. Speed-obsessed hot rodders since the late 1940s have viewed the flat, dusty expanses of prehistoric lake beds as perfect places to go fast.