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1929 Supercharged Ford Model A/V8 'Highboy' Hot Rod

£40,000

Something completely different!

This is a genuine home-built period hot rod imported from California. It is not a modern professionally-built kit car but an old school hotrod built by an old school hot-rodder.

It is fitted with an original all-steel Model A Roadster body powered by a McCullock blown 59A Ford V8 engine, bored and stroked with Mercury crank, Offenhauser heads, twin Stromberg 97 carburettors and ‘lakester’ exhausts. This is coupled to a rebuilt close-ratio Zephyr gearbox. It is fitted with a rebuilt F-type steering box and has juice brakes. This original California open wheeled hot rod was found derelict and rebuilt about twenty years ago by Norm Crum in California and is in very good mechanical condition with lovely patina. The seat cover is a US army blanket and the expansion tank is an army water bottle, just as it should be. It is also fitted with a pair of rare E&J Model 20 headlamps, making this a top quality car fitted with some of the best original period equipment possible.

Power approximately 150 BHP. It is great fun to drive and fast. In 2017 it ran at Pendine on wet sand, with a terminal speed of 97.6 mile per hour.

1929 Supercharged Ford Model A/V8 'Highboy' Hot Rod

 

1929 Supercharged Ford Model A/V8 'Highboy' Hot Rod

 

1929 Supercharged Ford Model A/V8 'Highboy' Hot Rod

 

1929 Supercharged Ford Model A/V8 'Highboy' Hot Rod

 

1929 Supercharged Ford Model A/V8 'Highboy' Hot Rod

 

1929 Supercharged Ford Model A/V8 'Highboy' Hot Rod

 

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