1928 Ford Model A Roadster built by Don Kendall...All-Steel, All-Ford.

1928 Ford Model A Brookville steel body

Technical specifications of Ford Model A 1928

Price: -
Item location: Monterey, California, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Model A
Type: Roadster
Trim: Brookville steel body
Year: 1928
Mileage: 18750
VIN: A300676
Color: Black
Engine size: Ford 302
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Ford C-4 Automatic w/Overdrive
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan Distressed Leather
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: 2 stage heated seats (top & bottom) Custom exhaust, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

I never thought I'd be typing these words but I have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy a dragster operation that I have long coveted to pair with my funny car and while I could use the cash, I am flat out of room...so the little roadster must go. Drag cars are really the direction my life is headed but still...cutting this one from the stable will have some lasting regret...but here goes:

I purchased this car from Don's estate in March of '14, right after he passed away.
Don rented a shop from my dad and I had really only seen this car from underneath, it was always up on a lift and while completely finished like a show car underneath, it was still in a black sealer and little details were undone, which I have completed.

I had no idea what this car was when I purchased it, since I was a muscle car guy, I knew nothing about cars of this era. I bought the car to flip it but after driving it for two days, I said that's not happening (my wife said she knew from the get-go,lol) so I sold off the fleet and this was my fun car...and loads of fun it's been.

I have a stack of receipts that came with the car, Don kept every single thing and kept a running total of what he had in the car, all paperwork goes with the car.

I have included all the components on the build in Don's handwriting but I will list them here as well:

Brookville steel '28 Ford roadster
'32 Grill & shell cut 4"
Custom aluminum hood (removed completely without tools in seconds)
'34 Ford side panels (removed completely with 2 screws per side)
Custom rear belly pan with 100 louvers
Modified floor to fit pinched '32 frame
Modified cowl to blend with custom fabricated aluminum Duvall-style cutdown windscreen 35% tinted
'32 dash, SW gauges, ;39 Ford tail lights (upgraded to LED)

American Stamping '32 rails, boxed, C'ed & pinched with custom cross members
5" drop Magnum front axle, drilled '40 Ford
Radius rods with Streamline tube (portholes)

Aluminum panels, full Mercedes Benz carpeting with side door pouches
Heater and 2-stage heated seats, both top and bottom
Flathead piston cup holder, 45 caliber bullet door handles
Leather wrapped custom seat with plywood and "glide" foam
Joe's Racing aluminum steering wheel

302 Ford 5.0L original installation: '88 Thunderbird
Ford Motorsports aluminum heads & cam
Holley 650 carburetor
Edelbrock intake manifold & black finned valve covers w/Edelbrock script
Custom exhaust with Smithy's mufflers, all exhaust powdercoated
Side cutouts

Ford AOD Automatic w/ overdrive
Lokar shifter

Rear end:
8" Ford with 3.89 Positraction
Pete & Jakes ladder bars and coilovers

Front brakes:
'37 Lincoln with aluminum Buick drums

Wheels & Tires:
4.5x16 & 6x16 Stockton Early Ford
'40 Ford Standard caps & rings
5.00 R16 & 7.50 R16 Excelsior Stahl Sport Radials, 90% tread life left

Custom PPG Black Toner
Pinstriping by Franks Signs

Custom key, new one-wire black alternator, So-Cal polished aluminum front axle components, chrome front P&J shocks, storage compartment behind folding seat, aluminum fuel tank and battery inside trunk, car comes with Don Kendall's original tool kit including the custom socket/ratchet used to remove the cut-out's. All receipts/notes/paperwork/photographs come with the car.

Don started to make a top for it and almost completed the frame before he passed, that frame is included. Also, there is extra destressed leather which he used to cover the seat, I used some on the door pouches as well as the piping around the carpeting, the remainder is included.

Lastly, a custom California Car cover with tire covers is included, this item was only used 3-4 times.

This car has been driven all over SoCal and down Eagle Field, completely dusting the competition each time, the CD with those runs are included with the sale.

This car has influenced many builds and in Don's honor, I had a limited number of decals made which grace this vehicle in 3 places, the others were quickly snapped up by Don's closest friends and are proudly displayed on their hot rods.

I'm sure there are many details I have forgotten to include here but will update as I remember them and what I have done to the car.

With 18,693 miles currently, this is a completely well-sorted hot rod that can be driven anywhere without fear, recently serviced and ready to cruise.

Serious inquiries only Please...

Don Kendall's most famous build:

Don Kendall's hand written notes on the car:

Payment: Winning bidder must complete sale within 7 days of the auction closing date.
Transportation fees and shipping costs are winning buyers responsibility, I can assist and help arrange transportation.
Please do not contact me for any other reason then the sale of this vehicle.

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