Publish date: 2016-11-23 09:39:01
The 1927 Ford Model T was given the title of the “car who put on wheels” when it earned the record for the most number of cars sold by a single model with over 15 million produced. The 1927 Ford Model T kept the record until 1972. Even after its 19-year production run, it was very cheap and easy to acquire a solid Model T. The mass produced Model T transformed into a common platform for builders to experiment and create their dream hot rod. Model T hot rods became a common sight on both the drag strip and streets.
This featured 1927 Ford Model T is built on a custom frame that features a front clip tubing made by the North Carolina car builder, Custom Works by Michael. A Pete & Jakes dropped-and-drilled axle is fitted with Wilwood disc brakes on the front. For the smooth steering, a Unister rack-and-pinion steering system was installed. A Ford 8” rear is fitted with 3.53 gears that are supported by a four-bar suspension setup with rear drum brakes.
Under the hood is a 1953 Mercury Flathead V8 engine that was built by Greg Deal and is connected to a Tremec 5-speed transmission. According to its seller, it has around 1,000 miles after the engine was rebuilt. The internal components of the Flathead were fabricated by Bridges Auto Parts. The stock rods, pistons, and crankshaft have been refined. The valves are driven by an Isky ¾ camshaft. Aluminum heads and intake manifold were built by Offenhauser were added. The Flathead is topped with 3 Stromberg carburetors to squeeze more power out of it. A pair of Sanderson headers is connected to shiny aluminum Smitty mufflers.
You can clearly see in the pictures that this Model T’s roof has been largely chopped off. It also has roll-up windows, a flip-up windshield stock 1940 Guide 682C headlights and 1950 Pontiac taillights. The door handles and exterior mirrors were made by Vintique.
The Model T’s interior features Marnie Leather with a black-and-white checkerboard pattern matched with Bentley Cut Pile carpet. The roof is made up of HAARTZ black cloth. An original 1926 Model T steering wheel is connected to a Lime Works steering column that provides comfortable driving. The dash is fitted with Stewart-Warner gauges.
To complete to low riding hot rod look, this Model T rides on 16” Wheelsmith wire wheels on all corners and fitted with Firestone bias-ply whitewall tires that go really well with the full black exterior. This beautiful 1927 Model T hot rod has an asking price of $69,900.
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