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1980 Shay Model A Deluxe Roadster

Body Style: 2dr Roadster
Engine: Ford 2.3L I-4
VIN: 1HWA21AA9AE006711
Exterior Color: Gold
Interior Color: Tan
Transmission: 4-speed Manual Transmission

Shay Motors Corporation:
Shay Motors Corporation was an automobile company founded by Harry J. Shay in February 1978 as the Model A & Model T Motor Car Reproduction Corporation. Harry Shay arranged with Ford Motor Company to build a limited run, modern-day reproduction of the Ford Model A Roadster, with a rumble seat, that was to be sold through the network of Ford Automobile Dealers and built in Battle Creek, Michigan. It was hoped that displaying the vehicles in Ford dealer showrooms would increase potential customer visits and sales.

While having the outward appearance of the classic automobile, the reproduction was built with a fiberglass body and used a modern frame and powertrain. The Model A uses a 2.3L 4 cylinder engine with the option of a C3 automatic or a 4 speed manual transmission.  Five different body styles were offered including a left hand spare tire mount behind the front fender, a dual spare mount behind each front fender, a spare tire mount on the rear of the vehicle, a pickup truck version, and a Model AC cab/panel truck.  Harry Shay was quoted at the time that the vehicle was “an illusion of a Model A” and only the appearance would be authentic.  A number of design patentswere applied for and awarded involving components for the vehicles that Shay Motors built.  The vehicles were offered with a 12 month 12,000-mile warranty.  Keeping the production numbers under 10,000 units would exempt Shay Motors from having to incorporate modern Federal regulations into the reproductions.  

The Shay was all Ford underneath because it was built from the Ford parts bins. Harry Shay worked hard to give the exterior an authentic Model A appearance, complete with cowl lamps, wind wings, running board steps, rumble-seat hardware and those custom built 18-inch wire wheels.

About This Shay Model A:
This Shay Model A is stunning in person.  The color combination is a real eye catcher.  The nice thing about this classic is that it was designed to be used all the time unlike the original Model A.  You and the family could really enjoy this and use it on a daily basis, if desired. This Shay gets great attention by all bystanders whether it be on the road, parked or at a car show.  It brings a smile to all it passes by. Equipped with Wire Wheels, Disc Brakes, Gas-a-Just Shocks and Spring Shocks, Audiovox FM-AM Stereo Cassette Tape Player, Audiovox Speakers, Rumble Seats, Luggage Rack, Side Windows and much more…


Asking Price: $19,900 OBO
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