5k: Ratillac Hot Rod: 1928 Ford Model A

The modern interpretation of hot rodding involves selecting parts from an aftermarket catalog, waiting for them to arrive in the mail and then bolting them in place.  Most modern custom vehicles are put together without a welder or two hundred pounds of bondo, but it wasn’t always like this.  There was a time when building a hot rod was a dangerous as driving one.  Find this 1928 Ford Model A currently bidding for $5,101 reserve-not-met and $8,500 buy-it-now on eBay, located in Salt Lake City, UT.

Part of this vehicle might have left the Ford factory in 1928 as a Model A Roadster, but for the life of me, I can’t determine what is left of the Ford.  Perhaps some of the extended frame rails include original Model A still live under the narrowed rear end of a ’56 Cadillac. 

Up front is a 350 cubic inch Chevrolet small block V8, the generic power unit of the hot rod world which is as ubiquitous as fleas in a Malibu mobile home.  The seller includes precious other details on the build of this custom, but at least the asking price is reasonable.

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