FRESH FRAME OFF RESTORATION W/ PICTURES, ORIGINAL ENGINE, VERY NICE BUILD!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Model A
- SubModel: 2-door sedan
- Type: Coupe
- Engine size:3.3 liter L-head 4cyl
- Interior color: Gray
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1928 Ford Model A 2-door sedan
For years, odel A fans have complained about how most newer restorations are "over-done" and "over-accessorized," and they're probably right. These were working-class cars that were affordable and stylish, ut still available to the regular guy. This lovely 1928 Ford tudor sedan is not only a rather unusual "steel back" body style, ut has a fresh restoration that duplicates much more accurately how it might have been when it was new.Basic black was, f course, enry Ford's favorite color, ut other colors were available, ncluding the handsome green shown here, hich is either Balsam Green or Valley Green, epending on whose color chart you're using. Ford was building hundreds of thousands of Model As, nd the books show that more than 208,000 (!) 2-door sedans were built in 1928, aking it the most popular model by far. The body received a comprehensive restoration before it was reassembled, robably better than new to be honest. For Ford fans, t's worth noting that this car isn't over-dressed, sing a proper single-stage paint that more closely approximates the lacquer that was originally used. Contrasting dark green on the belt moldings adds a subtle touch that was entirely Edsel Ford's doing, aking the A attractive as well a functional. A single rear-mounted spare is a refreshing choice (most restorers add dual sidemounts), he drum-style taillights are correct for an early 1928 production car (the left one was standard while the right side could be a dealer-installed option), nd the long-grain vinyl top is very nicely finished.The taupe upholstery is very period-correct and is quite attractive inside the lovely green sedan. More upscale than you'd expect, t has a comfortable 1920s look and details like the shiny door hardware, ap pockets in the doors, nd attractive garnish moldings add to the upscale look. As usual, ront seat passengers got a rubber mat, ut the rear seat is carpeted and feels luxurious with plenty of stretch-out space. The A's usual single instrument panel with basic gauges remains the highlight of the interior, long with a hard red rubber steering wheel with the spark control on the left and throttle on the right, nd the headlight switch in the center. Of note, his car also carries a correct windshield wiper motor for its build date and turn signals were added during the restoration in the name of safety. But other than that, his one remains very much the way Henry intended.The 200 cubic inch inline-four is this car's original engine and it's surprisingly energetic in the lightweight little sedan. It's fully rebuilt with only break-in miles and the detailing is quite correct for the period. Experts will notice the presence of a modern 6-volt alternator in place of the original Powerhouse generator, ut that's a smart choice and you'll never worry when you go to hit the starter. It retains the original-style copper spark plug leads, ut now runs what appears to be a later Tollitson updraft carburetor, hich was a popular aftermarket upgrade. There's also a log-style exhaust manifold heater, hich, s you'd expect, s pretty inefficient but this was 1928 after all. The 3-speed manual transmission requires a light touch and a quick double-clutch to grab gears, omething you'll quickly master with the A's easy-going nature, nd the chassis is nicely finished thanks to the comprehensive restoration. Freshly painted 21-inch wire wheels look right and carry fresh Firestone whitewalls, hich add an upscale look to the simple little Ford. It looks great!Nicely restored and accurately detailed, his is a charming Model A that's closer to the original intent than a majority of them out there. Call today!