Built by Classic Car Studio on Season 2 of “Speed is the New Black”
The Ford Model A may have only been built from 1927 to 1931, but decades later, it remains incredibly popular with hot rodders. Head to almost any classic car auction, and you’ll see at least a couple roll across the auction block. But while hot-rodded Model As can sometimes feel like they’re a dime a dozen, we have to admit this particular hot rod coming to Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction still manages to stand out.
Built by Classic Car Studio of Speed is the New Black fame, this Model A sits on a custom-built chassis. The top has been chopped 5 inches and the body has been channeled to sit 2 inches lower on the frame. In place of the stock engine, the shop installed a 331-cubic-inch Chrysler Hemi V-8 with a 6-71 blower. Power is then sent to the nine-inch rear end and its 4.10 gears through a TCI-supplied 700R4 automatic with a 3,000-rpm stall torque converter.
To stand out in a sea of big-engined Model A hot rods, Classic Car Studio tried something a little different. They built the car almost entirely out of bare metal, including the interior, which features panels shaped entirely by hand. You can see bits of leather were used sparingly, but at first glance, the interior appears mostly unfinished. It may not be the most luxurious interior you’ll see at Barrett-Jackson, but hey, comfort comes second when you’re riding in something this cool. The lucky winner of this car will also receive a bass guitar signed by the hot rod’s current owner, Dale Stewart, the bassist for the band Seether. To see this and other custom classics, tune in to Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction starting January 12.
Barrett-Jackson ushers in a new year of high-octane auction action during its 48th Annual Scottsdale Auction, featuring some of the world’s most coveted collector vehicles and authentic automobilia collectibles, January 12-20, 2019, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. As in decades past, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions will be the epicenter of Collector Car Auction Week and entertain thousands of automotive enthusiasts with interactive exhibits, entertainment, and activities. Check your local TV listings to see it live on MotorTrend Network and download the app for exclusive, live coverage.