1930 Ford Model A Speedster
1930 Ford Model A “Speedster” -
239ci Flathead V8 - 3 Speed Manual - All Aluminum Hand Built Body - Model A Wire Wheels - Hill Climb Participant
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Here is a car type of car that you certainly don't see everyday - or very often. Purpose built to participate in Hill Climbs and vintage races, it has a number of details that are in line with a '30s style hot rod. Called the Lamont Special, it was dreamed up by a local enthusiast and built by Gas Axe Garage of Allendale Michigan.
The “normal” passenger car was invented, and inevitably, people wanted to race them and make them faster. The race car theme of lightweight, purpose built, and added power can be traced back as far back as the early days of the automobile, and when cars that look similar this one were being raced. This particular car, dubbed the “Lamont Special” has participated in a few organized hill climbs such as the Central City Hill Climb in Colorado, and events like the Vintage Torque Fest in Iowa garnering positive attention and lots of admirers. Hot Rod Magazine were admirers of the car as well. In fact at the time that this special Ford was recognized as a Hot Rod Magazine Top 100 vehicle it was the only car that Hot Rod had awarded that honor to that did not have a windshield. Who needs a windshield?! Get this baby up to speed and you feel like you're strapped to a rocket!
A one of a kind aluminum body was hand formed by Mike Boerema of Gas Axe Garage, and includes very carefully placed louvers punched throughout. The grille at the front is something that Ford enthusiasts will notice is not a Ford part. It was taken from a Dodge truck and cleverly fitted with the familiar Ford Blue Oval. Another local Hot Rod enthusiast, Nick Hardie was commissioned to add the custom lettering, numbers, and a few small accents. 21” Model A wire wheels finished in black with polished center caps finish off the look of the exterior.
Getting into this unique car is as easy as stepping over the sides and taking a seat on the single pleated leather covered bench seat. Once seated you see the hand formed dashboard which houses a few Stewart Warner gauges. A large Ford F1 steering wheel is wrapped in tape to provide a little extra grip. Mounted at the front of the car is a 1933 21 stud 239ci Flathead V8 that is mated to a 3 speed manual transmission. A Holley 94 carburetor sits atop the intake manifold. The body of the car sits on a Model A frame with a majority of suspension components borrowed from a 1933 Ford. Vintage style Firestone tires sourced from Coker Tire provide a small contact patch with the ground, and mechanical brakes help bring this racer to a stop. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.
Considering making some room in your garage for this unique Ford? Make sure your driving gloves and goggles are all set - you're in for a fun ride!