Shove a classic carb’d American V8 into a late model German car and all sorts of purists come out of the woodwork with pitchforks and flame throwing keyboards…but what if you created a bizzarro world opposite version with a modern BMW V8 shoved into a classic American body…will the purists start to gather kindling for the stake? Find this 1928 Ford Model A with BMW M60 V8 for sale Costa Mesa, CA currently bidding for $13,700 with 5 days to go.
There is no denying that this custom creation has a certain street presence. Love it or hate it, you’ve got to admit that the builder had a vision and didn’t let anything (physics, gravity, common sense) get in the way. Typically, a stanced car involves tucking wheels/tires into fenders as close as possible, but this one has no fenders and is just low…ridiculously low.
This Model A has had its original engine tossed aside for a 4.0 liter dual-overhead-cam V8 from a 1995 BMW 740i, which should be good for 282 horsepower and 295 ft-lbs of torque. Power is shifted through a 6-speed manual gearbox from a 2001 BMW M5 and put to the pavement out back via an 8″ Ford rear end. If should be fast if the rear tires ever hook up with the pavement.
After the auction ends, you’ve got to ask youself what you are going to do with this thing. You can’t drive it everyday because it will kill you. If it rains, you get wet..and probably spin sideways, then die. If it snows, you die. Hot day…death. Basically all roads lead to a chopped, shortened and channeled life…but boy those last few minutes would be fantastic. This is as close to driving a street legal shifter kart built by madman as you’ll ever see.
See a better way to make an impression, drive off into the sunset and die a fiery death? firstname.lastname@example.org