1929 Ford Model A Super Deluxe Roadster
Ford Fairmont based 4-cylinder engine
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Limited Production Run - Offered in Ford Dealerships in the early 80's
Dual SideMount Spares - Super Deluxe Model Feature
Convertible Soft Top - Retractable
Full Running Boards & Steps
Luggage Track - Rack
Rumble Seat (Mother-In-Law) Trunk
These popular Model A replica's were produced between 1979 and 1982. This particular example is titled as a 1980 model. These are well-built cars, so much so that Ford actually waived design patents on the Model A and offered the Shay Replica's for sale in their showrooms across the United States. At one time during the Shay Model A production run, Shay was the 6th largest automobile manufacturer in the United States. This car is a turn-key example that is very fun to drive
This is certainly a unique car. As always, many of our photos of this Shay "A" were taken at the Dallas Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum, only minutes from our showroom. The exterior presents a good solid two-tone paint finish with full running boards & dual sidemount spares. The trunk features a rumble seat and steps to get you there, just like the original Model A. The Roadster top is easy to fasten to the windshield and lower into position. The top itself is in very good condition.
The interior features black vinyl seating, standard gauges, seat belts, and the 4-speed shifter. There is also a functional emergency brake. Under the hood is the Fairmont-based 4-cylinder Ford engine, a good reliable powerplant opted by Shay in '80 when the Roadster was built. The engine is clean and in good condition.
The undercarriage is also in very good condition. These cars were built on a special chassis. It drives and handles much better than a Model A, naturally. The braking system works great.