1980 Ford Model A Roadster Shay Reproduction

Salt Lake City, Utah | Mar 3, 2018


Salt Lake City, Utah
Model A Roadster Shay Reproduction

1929 Ford Model A Roadster Shay Reproduction

The seller states:  "I was at a car show with one of my other Model As and a gentleman came up to me and said he had one sitting in a warehouse in California.  He had it since he bought it new and it had 3600 miles on it.  It was a 1980-81 Ford Shay Reproduction.  I told him that I was interested and he said that he was going to the warehouse the next day and that I could follow him.  I met him in Parumph, NV and followed him to Anaheim, California.  The guy never stopped drove like a maniac all the way there.  I had hot rodded one of these before and this one was a good candidate.  I loaded it on a trailer and headed for home.  Shays have a four cylinder Mustang II engine in them, and the first thing I did was pull that out.  I found a Mustang II V6 and bought the car, took the engine and transmission out, had it rebuilt and installed it back into the Model A.  I put oversized Ford wheels and tires with beauty rims and hubcaps.  I painted it shiny black with 100 mile an hour white, yellow and red flames.  This car has a rumble seat, old school tuck and roll naugahyde seats, custom steering wheel, AM/FM radio, heater in the rumble seat and the driver's compartment.  This car is a fun car to drive and has very low mileage."

"I'm getting older and I have a bunch of cars.  I don't want to sell any of them, but I don't want my wife and kids to have to worry about them.  This is just like tearing my heart out!"