1928 FORD MODEL A 28 SPORT COUPE
The ’55 had a partner in its long garage slumber and you can picture them, right out of Disney’s Cars, talking sleepily as a big city grew around while they sat there in the dark. “I’ve still got these maps on the front seat,” the 1955 Ford might have said. “I’m ready for a road trip.”
“You young whippersnappers don’t even know what a road trip is,” the 1928 Model
A could have answered. “In my day, the roads weren’t even paved.”
Ladd doesn’t have any plans for the Model A, aside from showcasing its ability to do a burnout—which it can! “We pulled it out pretty much how you see it. Just cleaned the points, put an air filter on it and a few wires, and it ran. Someone put juice [hydraulic] brakes on it at some point. We took the system apart, cleaned it, put it back together, and it works.” He says the canvas-topped Sport Coupe doesn’t have the desirability of the hardtop or roadster, but hopes someone will want this one as is. “It’s such a cool piece of history. It’s so simple and so overbuilt. It has no rust, no dents, that’s pretty unheard of. It would be perfect for someone running TROG. If it were mine, I’d keep it as is—it’s such an unusual specimen of originality.”
[ The canvas roof makes this Model A less collectible, but we think it’s like a very early soft-top Bronco. Hope the new ownertakes it camping.