This car isn’t going to one of those big tent auctions, but it would certainly hold its own against the best of what shows up in Scottsdale or Amelia Island. Known as “The Lime Squeezer,” this ‘30 Ford Model A has been on a magazine’s cover and it didn’t just get there by accident.
According to the seller, the original all-steel body was in top notch condition before the surgery began. That included chopping the top by more than four inches and shortening the body by fifteen inches. A custom rolled steel roof helps to carry the revised character lines running through the center of the car.
The bodywork, finished in Roth Flakes ‘Lime Squeezer’ green flake with PPG finish coats, sits on a custom-built, 120-inch wheelbase chassis with a Buick nailhead nestled between the rails. The custom two-link rear suspension holds a Moser-built 9-inch Ford axle in place supported by Afco aluminum coil-overs.
That Buick Nailhead engine now displaces 407cui after being updated by Joe MOndello. All internals were magnafluxed, polished, balanced and blueprinted. Extensive cylinder head work and a custom valvetrain help the pair of Carter 500cfm carburetors take care of business. Ceramic coated headers feed into a custom exhaust system that offers the choice of straight dumps or slightly more restricted urban approach.
Extensive interior work started with a pair of custom bucket seats offering full adjustment, without compromise for anyone up to 6′-5″ tall. From the Classic Auto air conditioning to the electronic Stewart-Warner gauges, this rod will ride in both comfort and style. Check out the eBay listing for much more detail.
Located in Saint George, UT, the asking price for this is $56,500, but nobody has ponied up yet with the green. Seller contact information is available in the listing, so if a treasured relative just left you some money, this could be a great way to honor their memory.
The seller is open to having an inspection done at any time and, of course, this is recommended for any major online transaction. If you cannot get there yourself, there are plenty of independent services available.