Henry Ford is often quoted as saying that customers could have their Model T “in any color, so long as its black.” Whether or not he actually said that is up for debate, but his customers were not ones to be tied to any “traditional” color and custom paint jobs were all the rage even back when the Model T was still new. Today’s Model T hot rods come in every hue imaginable, and with engines ol’ Henry could have never imagined.
We love trolling eBay for awesome hot rods, and this 1926 HEMI-powered Model T caught our eye, both for its vibrant, changing colors and massive Mopar engine.
Obviously, the first thing we noticed is the huge HEMI sitting up front, uncovered for the world to see (and certainly hear.) The engine is as much a work of art as a potent powerplant, and it has a BDS supercharger, aluminum heads, roller rockers, etc etc. It’s a bad ass engine, backed by a 700R transmission and a Ford 9” rear end.
As befitting a hot rod of this nature, the roof has been chopped eight-inches in front and three-inches in the rear for that sloping roof look, though the interior seems to be an exercise in minimalism.
There’s nothing fancy inside, just a radio, two seats, and a tilting steering wheel. But the rest of the body is a masterpiece, and we especially like the front “half” fenders that sort of hug the back of the engine. And judging from the pictures, the paint job has a chameleon effect in the right sunlight. This Model T hot rod is the real deal…and it can be yours for just $75,000.