Fifties-era East Coast hot rodded 1928 Ford Model A for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description:
East Coast Hot Rodding legend, the late Mr. Fred Steele, founder of the Ty-Rods Car Club and former LA Roadsters member, purchased this car in 1949 to drive around the woods of Massachusetts. After reading an article about Jack Chrisman’s Chopped A sedan, Fred decided that’s what he needed to do to his Tudor. His Purple Pride Channeled Deuce roadster was well known and featured in the little pages in the mid 1950s. Him and a friend, Don Spinney, handled most of the work themselves. He decided to paint the Tudor the same color as the Purple Pride roadster. He mixed two Purples together, 1955 Ford and 54 De Soto Purples. The engine was out of a freshly wrecked 1957 Chevrolet. 283 185 HP. 1939 Lincoln Zephyr trans and a 1946 Columbia Overdrive that works perfectly. Fred chopped the sedan himself 5″. Frame is stock model A with a ’32 crossmember, dropped ’32 Axle, ’46 Ford brakes, F-100 steering box and column. Stock gas tank and fuel gauge. BLC headlights and dropped headlight bar. Chrome commercial running boards. Fred drove the A from MA. to Tijuana in September of 1961 for upholstery. He stopped in Indy for the NHRA Nationals, I have the pit passes. It also comes with the written upholstery shop estimate, receipt, which totaled $107, and the shop’s business cards in TJ. The car is for the most part as it was built and finished in 1961. I have driven this A a lot last year. Reliability runs, car shows, Rod Runs all over California. Been the best Hot Rod I have had the pleasure of owning and driving. Handles and drives excellent. I went through all the brakes, shoes, cylinders, master cylinder, new exhaust with cut outs, new radiator, newly rebuilt as of last week, ’32 Ford tie rod ends with new pivot balls.
Castro Valley, California
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