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1980 Shay Model A Replica
Desirable Eggshell Yellow exterior and Black interior combination
One of only 5000 produced
Only 8,076 original miles
Ford 2.3L inline 4 cylinder engine
4-speed manual transmission
Rear rumble seat
Front disc brakes
Clear snap on side curtains
Pioneer sound system
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this handsome 1980 Shay Model A replica. This is a great opportunity for any Ford enthusiast, it has the classic appearance of the Model A with the updated conveniences of a modern day automobiles.
In 1978, Harry J. Shay founded the Model A and Model T Motor Car Reproduction Corporation. A deal was struck between Ford and Shay that allowed Shay to reproduce the Model A of the early 1900's. In November of 1980 the name was changed to Shay Motors.
The exterior is finished in a brilliant combination of Eggshell Yellow with Black fenders and running boards. The front and rear chrome bumpers fit well and finish is exquisite. The front grille with the prominent chrome "Quail" hood ornament is in very good condition. All trim pieces are present and have a great finish. The black vinyl soft top and snap on side curtains are in good condition and perform their intended function. The optional black vinyl rear rumble seat shows well with the addition of a luggage rack and period steamer chest. The headlights are period correct and taillights are in very good condition. The driver's side mounted spare tire (with attached rear view mirror) matches the other four wheels and tires.
Inside, this Shay features a black vinyl interior and the front bench seat and rear rumble seat look great. The black door panels, carpet and dashboard are a continuation of the interior of this roadster and look fantastic. All the original gauges are well placed and have correct appearance as originally designed with the tasteful addition of Pioneer stereo mounted under the dash. The original Ford-designed two spoke steering wheel is in very good condition with dual "Ah-oo-gah" horns completing the theme.
This '80 Shay Model A is nicely equipped with a 2.3L Ford inline 4 cylinder engine fed by a Ford 2 barrel carburetor. Power is transferred to the wheels by a four speed manual transmission. Drivers assist features include: safety belts, turn signals, amber fog lights, and rack and pinion steering with front disc and rear drum brakes. The 18-inch original black wire wheels are equipped with Sears Allstate whitewall tires.
It's impossible to mention all-time classic automobiles and not include the 1930 Ford Model A. This particular 1980 Shay Model A replica has a period correct design, from the Eggshell and Black exterior to the chrome flying quail radiator cap! GET OUT AND DRIVE!
Current mileage on the odometer shows 8,076 miles. The car is sold as is and has a mileage exempt title.