This street rod has all the right mods for a good time.
Sometimes a classic that’s been tastefully modified becomes even more desirable. That can certainly be the case with cars like this 1930 Ford Model A Street Rod. It’s been done up with modifications very typical for the 1990s, documenting how people would take an old Ford and make it faster as well as flashier. It might not be everyone’s style, but enough people find these types of cars fascinating.
The first thing everyone notices is the bold yellow paint job and purple flames for an explosive combination. That custom paint job still shines up nicely, despite this being an older build. An all-steel body looks amazing and shows no major signs of blemishes. Fiberglass running boards add some extra flair. The whole thing is on a TCI chassis. Details like “Mr. Horsepower” with flames coming off him on the side really adds to the period-appropriate nature of this car.
A Chevrolet 327 V8 provides plenty of power, plus it sits exposed on both sides, aiding with cooling, and has been dressed up to impress. Bolt to the engine is a nice dual exhaust system, providing the rumble that’s absolutely required with a street rod like this. A GM TH350 automatic transmission has been mated to the engine, so you can cruise without a worry. Helping keep all that power going in the right direction is rack and pinion steering.
You can clearly see from the photos the interior has been customized from top to bottom, with much of the styling inspired by racers. Custom leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel provide some nice luxuries. Air conditioning and power windows, including for the back window, have been added.
Ford made the Model A from 1927 to 1931. The car was the company’s second big success, with the Model T being the first. Later, hot-rodders took to the car for its lightweight construction, high availability, and overall good looks. The opportunity to own this classic is being offered by Shelton Classics & Performance.