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1927 Ford / Track Style Roadster Hot Rod / Extra Clean / Sorted / Steel Body

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  • Location: West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Model T
  • Type: Roadster
  • Trim: Roadster
  • Year: 1927
  • Mileage: 999,999
  • VIN: IA035867
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 2.3 four cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1927 Ford Model T Roadster Description

1927 FORD Track Style Roadster Hot Rod


1931 Ford Model A Frame (Modified) / 1927 Ford Model T Steel body

2.3 Liter SOHC 4 Cylinder Ford Engine / Ford C3 automatic transmission

Satin Finish Black with Dark Red Scallop Body/ Gloss Black Suspension

Red Marine Vinyl Interior (Paul’s Upholstery, Pontiac MI 2015)

VIN / Chassis Number IA035867

Clear Michigan title as 1927 Ford Roadster with Michigan Authentic year of manufacture license plate

Starts, stops, runs and drives as it should

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This car’s story

· Built from a “barn find” Model T roadster, build history photos of original car in the gallery

· Originally built in 2000 – 2001, lightly based on the’27 track style roadster built by Frank Mack and shown at the 1953 Detroit Autorama

· Built in Lone Tree, IA by fabricator Dennis Watkinson

· Acquired by current, second owner in 2013

· All work since 2013 done by Brothers Custom Automotive, Troy, MI. You can see more about Brothers here

· Constant enthusiast use, improvements and upgrades ever since

· Heated indoor storage


· 1979 Ford 2.3Liter Lima SOHC 4 Cylinder

· Internally stock

· Schoenfeld Header with fabricated, baffled exhaust exiting through the belly pan on passenger side

· Starts, idles, runs, drives and stops as it should

· Gauges show normal coolant temperature, oil pressure and charging

· No oil consumption, noises or smoking concerns

· Fresh oil change service

· Fresh coolant

Ford C3 Automatic Transmission

· Ford 3-speed automatic transmission

· Transmission shifts smoothly up and down to all gears with no noises

· Torque converter does not “clunk” or “hit” into gear at idle or when shifting

Suspension, brakes, steering

· 1940 Ford hydraulic drum brakes all around

· Un-dropped Model A front axle painted high gloss black

· New kingpins in 2013

· Teflon strips between leaves of front transverse spring

· Unisteer Rack Kit installed in 2015 with ’37-’48 dropped steering arms

· Schroeder four-spoke sprint car steering wheel

· Schroeder pin lock steering wheel quick release

· Split wishbones smoothed and painted high gloss black

· Steering stabilizer

· 1941 Ford “banjo” rear axle on transverse spring

· Fresh brake fluid

· Brakes are firm, stops straight, no pulsing or vibration

· BF Goodrich Silvertown 5.00/5.25 -16 White Wall Bias Ply (Coker) front tires

· BF Goodrich Silvertown 7.00-16 White Wall Bias Ply (Coker) Rear Tires

· 1940 Ford 16 Inch Steel Disc Wheels, Powder coated Dark Red in 2016

· 1947-48 Ford passenger car hub caps

· 16” ribbed beauty rings

· Does not pull or have uneven tire wear. No looseness. Steering wheel is level when driving straight.

· Tube shocks not leaking, feel firm on the road with no clunking.


· Genuine steel 1927 Ford Roadster body

· Satin Finish Black with Single Stage Red Scallop on the Nose

· No Faux Patina

· Turtle deck smoothed into the bucket section

· New body wood framing installed with initial build

· Rolled rear pan

· Full steel belly pan with tubular steel tube frame

· Fabricated steel track car nose cone

· Hand-made polished cast aluminum grill

· Fabricated tubular nerf bar in front

· Frame is notched for suspension travel

· Louvered hood and side panels are fabricated in steel

· One hundred thirty-nine louvers!

· New trunk lid lock and support installed

· Chopped windshield

· Glass is clear with no cracks

· “Lunch box” and Dzus hood fasteners

· King Bee style head lights with H4 halogen bulbs and turn signals in the reflectors

· 1950 Pontiac tail lights with “blue dots” and LED bulbs

· All doors, deck lid and vent are functional

· Speedway Motors 1932 mirrors


· Marine Vinyl Red interior

· Professionally done by Paul’s Auto Interior. You can see more about Paul’s here

· Floor boards and trunk floor of removable steel panels with DZUS fasteners

· Eastwood sound and heat deadener matting applied throughout the interior

· Fabricated aluminum seat pan has been dropped 4 inches into the frame to lower the seating and allow for adequate foam padding

· Cut out lower section of metal seating back area and replaced with flat panel and new seat pan resulting in 4” of extra leg room

· Engine turned dash with Stewart Warner black-face Wings Gauges

· Track Master Products 15” quick release steering wheel

· Under-dash electric heater

· Two interior lights

· Trunk light

· 3” racing lap belts, properly installed

· Snap lock storage pockets in doors

· Black full tonneau cover with center zipper

Other Features

· All gauges work properly with some initial bouncing of the speedometer

· Speedometer and odometer accurate as compared to GPS on road tests

· All exterior and interior lights work

· Stainless Steel Model T fuel tank with accurate level sender and Brass cap

· Fresh Optima battery

· Battery cut-out switch

Also included:

· Complete set of photos from the initial construction

· Receipts for all work since 2013

· Three ignition keys, one trunk key

· 1927 Michigan Authentic license plate, legal for registration and road use in Michigan

· Iowa VIN assignment

· Clear Michigan title as “1927 Ford Roadster”

· Pair of original Iowa 1927 license plates

· Rear nerf bar, powder-coated metallic silver

“The large print giveth and the small print taketh away”- Tom Waits:

Please remember, this is a used car, which, as nice as it may be, is not perfect. I strive to deliver accurate descriptions, but it is possible to miss small deficiencies and will not be held liable for minor misnomers. This vehicle is sold AS IS/WHERE IS and comes with no warranties, expressed or implied, whatsoever.

Known issues:
  • No parking brake fitted. Automatic transmission shifted to “park” is only mechanical brake
  • No windshield wiper or washers fitted
  • Engine and transmission are both damp on pans. No active leaks. See photos.
  • Few chips in the paint around the car from 26,000-plus miles of careful use
  • Driver’s door is rusted on the bottom, but rust has been stopped and shows no signs of continuing
  • Scuffing on driver’s door sill from entry/exit
  • Speedometer needle bounces on initial take-off, but is smooth and accurate once rolling
Not included:



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Buyer is responsible for vehicle pickup or shipping.

$1000.00 deposit required within 48 hours of auction close.

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Payment methods accepted:

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