Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
This nicely crafted 1930 Ford Model A 2-Door sedan has a great streetrod look that's almost timeless in its execution, offering clean lines, incredibly solid construction, and a reinforced chassis built for comfort. Today, it's a fully sorted hotrod that's ready to hit the road and look great doing it, with a killer stance, dazzling custom red paint, and a comfortable interior that is perhaps the ideal combination of practicality and style. Built right and ready to show off on Day 1, what more could you ask for?
More stylish than a four-door sedan and more comfortable than a coupe, the 2-door sedan was Ford's bread-and-butter car that seemed to do it all. Rendered in a very attention-grabbing shade of Palomar Red with an added element of sinister ghost flames on the front fenders, it takes on a whole new dimension with its wicked streetrod style, and yes Ford fans, that's 100% Henry steel on the body. Finished to a high level when completed and regularly enjoyed ever since, it's got great curb appeal that practically begs you to get in and take it for a spin, managing to look fast while sitting still quite an accomplishment for the boxy 2-door styling. Finished to a top driver-quality level it has only a few minor imperfections to speak of, and it looks awesome when it's bombing down the thoroughfare or making its way onto the podium at your local car show. Matching fenders and running boards were subtly tweaked to work with the fat tires and lowered stance, then covered with more of that vivid red paint that makes this Ford really stand out on the show field. Great attention to detail shows all over this car, and despite the high-attention finish, its modifications are complementary and not over the top, sporting those subtle ghost flames up front, deleted front bumpers, painted-matched radiator shell and louvered windshield spoiler, and a set of vintage blue-tot taillight lenses as modifications. Nothing's been chopped, the door handles weren't shaved, the King Bee style headlights are of-the-period, and the front grille and vinyl roof offer a nice vintage feel. Couple these classic styling cues with the killer stance and fat staggered wheels and you've got an imposing streetrod that turns heads everywhere it goes.
Believe it or not , in 1930 the 2-door sedan came standard with bucket seats, although the tweed chairs in place today are a bit more modern. Sure, they're a little plusher and a little more comfortable for cross-country hauls, but they look right in the stylish 2-door body. Two-tone red upholstery is the right choice, since you don't want to compete with the paint but rather complement it, and the durable materials still look great even after a few years and many miles of cruising. The tweed on the seats, door panels, and headliner is nicely done and has an inviting look that does seem right for the upright little sedan. The original Model A instrument panel has been finished with a beautiful wood panel insert and filled with a full array of Suntune gauges. A thick-rimmed steering wheel and tilt column match the style of the automatic floor shifter below, while a retro UNISEF AM/FM/Cassette stereo system provides the tunes, and even though the interior is slightly bit dated it's still a very welcoming place to be. Climb in and discover how easy it is to get comfortable.
This Model A has more than a few tricks up its sleeves, too. The engine is a 350 cubic inch V8 with a reported 1500 miles on the build, and it's topped with a Holley 4-barrel carburetor and Edelbrock aluminum intake manifold, a combination that was perfected decades ago so you can hit the road without worries. Packaging is tight in the Model A's engine bay, but thanks to careful fabrication, everything fits under the stock hood and stays cool thanks to a massive aluminum radiator and electric fan. A few dress-up items really make it pop in the exposed engine bay, including chrome valve covers, an open-element air cleaner, chrome alternator, and matching Palomar Red enamel on the engine itself. It's backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission spinning a Ford 9-inch rear end that's been stuffed with 3.50 gears for both off-the-line quickness and long-distance cruising endurance. The frame and chassis was painted and detailed for show as well, with tubular A-arms and rack-and-pinion steering up front, a sturdy 4-link out back, and adjustable coilovers and power four-wheel disc brakes at every corner. Shorty headers feeds a beefy dual exhaust system that sounds just about right and terminates in a pair of close-set tips well before the painted rear pumpkin. Wheels are cool Ford chromed-spoke units and wear staggered 195/75/14 front and 275/60/15 rear radials for a classic big-and-little stance.
A classic rod with a few twists under its skin and a very reasonable price, what's not to love about this awesome Model A? Call today!
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