1928 Ford Model A
This neat little 1928 Ford Model A tudor sedan is one of those great old cars that don't ask you to make any sacrifices to enjoy them. With lots of smart upgrades aimed at making it a reliable and fun tour car, it retains all the Model A's charm and simply upgrades all the areas where the As were a little weak. The first thing most folks notice on this handsome tudor sedan are the colors, which are a fairly correct representation of the original two-tone green combination offered in 1928. It's bright, sophisticated, and with contrasting black fenders, very stylish. The restoration is a few years old and given the driving modifications under the skin, it's safe to say that it's been driven and enjoyed, but overall it has a very pleasant, complete look that works quite well. It's a Deluxe model, which included dual taillights, but other welcome additions include the wind wings, twin side mirrors, and a spare tire cover that gives it an upscale look. The doors fit well and in the interest of keeping everything safe, new headlights were installed up front. The fenders could probably benefit from a buff, but on the other hand this is a car that you can hit the road without worries, so perhaps it might be best to just leave it as-is. Either way, you won't be disappointed with how it goes down the road. Inside, the upholstery is pretty correct for 1928, featuring gray mohair on factory bucket seats that still feel comfortable on long tours. They're a lot more supportive than you'd think, and the classic patterns make it look very authentic. The familiar controls are all there, joined by a 1928-only red rubber steering wheel and matching shift knob. The back seat is spacious and the painted garnish moldings and dashboard surround give the modest Model A an upscale feel. There's also a new windshield wiper motor, so it works properly unlike so many Model As you see these days. Nicely fitted carpets with a heel pad for the driver help control noise and heat and up top there's a nice-fitting long-grain vinyl roof that seals up well and looks great. Mechanically, the 200 cubic inch inline-four that made the Model A famous is still in place, and much of the mechanical hardware has been freshened quite recently. Of course, the multiple upgrades also help with reliability, and with that in mind the engine was treated to a 6-volt alternator in place of the original Powerhouse generator, a new wiring harness, fresh distributor, cleaned fuel tank, and a new radiator, water pump, and hoses. It starts with vigor but still has that classic Model A sound, and thanks to a 3-speed manual transmission and standard banjo-style rear end, it feels quite authentic going down the road. The chassis is augmented with rebuilt brakes, a new exhaust system, and powder-coated 21-inch wire wheels with correctly-sized 21-inch blackwall tires A classic Model A with its soul intact and just a few upgrades to enhance the driving experience. If that's your kind of fun, this Model A deserves a closer look. Call now!