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Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 14th-18th, 2015 at Russo and Steele’s 15th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.
Boasting impeccable Lincoln-influenced body styling, the inspired product of Edsel Ford’s design genius, the Model A brought the Ford Motor Company into the modern age and made the groundbreaking but old-fashioned but legendary Model T a thing of the past. Predictably, the Model A, in all of its many body styles, provided a perfect canvas for early hot rodders and racers before and after World War II.
While the earliest hot rods were often rough and ready, they quickly gained a formidable reputation on the dry lakes, Bonneville salt and early dragstrips. Main Street America also felt the brunt of the growing hot rod assault. With the early-1970s resurgence of street-rodding thanks to wildly popular nostalgia movies including George Lucas’ American Grafitti, hot rods were either dusted off and returned to the street, or built from scratch. The fast-growing aftermarket industry quickly answered the call with everything from parts and components to entire fiberglass and steel bodies and brand-new and improved chassis and suspension assemblies. The new wave of high-profile hot rodders and builders including Lil’ John Buttera, Boyd Coddington, and others began to explore and popularize subtle and major styling tweaks, billet aluminum parts, and modern power combinations.
However, nothing quite stirs the soul like a period-style, flathead-powered Ford roadster. This highly period correct example is rare with its all-steel body and reported by the consignor to run and drive like a dream. It was built by Don Trippet and features a rebuilt 1939-vintage “Flathead” V-8 engine, 1939 3-speed transmission, closed rear end, and hydraulic “juice” brakes. The vehicle was built to the highest standards and the engine was completely balanced for smooth operation. If you are interested in cruising, showing, or just collecting, this car leaves nothing to be desired. Featuring stock bodylines that really require no modification, the Model A is highlighted by great exterior and interior colors, red wire-spoke wheels, and a stock and very attractive instrument panel. Given its outstanding condition and build, it provides a perfect opportunity to enjoy classic-car ownership either as an investment opportunity or as a fun weekend or daily driver.