1931 FORD MODAL A ROADSTER REPLICA SHAY PERDUCTION
Price: - Item location: Glendora, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1980
- Mileage: 25,260
- Color: White
- Engine size: FORD
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
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1980 Other MakesOFFERD FOR SALE 1980 SHAY 1931 FORD MODAL A REPLICA
1980 Shay Model AIn 1978 Harry J. Shay founded the Model A and Model T Motor Car Reproduction Corporation. In November of 1980 the name was changed to Shay Motors. The original name embodied the initial goal of the company, to reproduce some of the early model Fords for acquisition in modern times. However, as time progressed and the company grew so did their focus and their goals. Other Ford nameplates were added to the list of potential vehicles to be reproduced, sadly their dreams were only partly realized.
A deal was struck between Ford and Shay that allowed Shay to reproduce the Model A of the early 1900's. Shay was given the opportunity to recreate a name-plate while Ford reaped the benefits of publicity, marketing, and hype. At least one car was to make their way into the Ford dealership throughout the United States with the intent of stimulating sales. The cars received national attention from TV stations, magazines, journals, and other publications.
Produced in limited number and sold through Ford dealerships, the vehicles were backed by a Ford Motor Company warranty. Ford provided the platform and Shay manufactured the cars. With an intended production level of 10,000, the Model A Replica was able to avoid some of the strict U.S. Federal standards and regulations. Shay did not have to be burdened with the modern design and safety restrictions, such as windshield defrosting, reflectors, side door intrusion, and more. The result was a design that was true to its heritage but lacked modern amenities and safety features.
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