Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Something you don't see every day.

Was following this on the freeway the other day. The freeway!

Have no idea what it is. Any thoughts???


Anonymous said...

Its Barry going to a storage auction.

Roadster1957 said...

It appears to be a Ford Model A replica made by Shay Motors in 1980. These were fiberglass bodied cars using Ford Pinto drivetrains. Note the HUGE tail lights - a sure tipoff it wasn't actually made in the 1920s or 1930s. Also, with the Pinto engine/trans./brakes one would be able to drive at today's highway speeds. You wouldn't want to try that with most cars from the '30s.

Roadster1957 said...

The car is likely a Ford Model A replica made in 1980 by Shay Motors. The huge tail lights are the tipoff - much too large for a car from the 1920s or '30s. The Shay used a Ford Pinto drivetrain, so the engine, transmission and brakes are (relatively) modern, making it possible to drive at freeway speeds - something most Model A owners wouldn't want to attempt.