This is a 1980 Shay Super Deluxe Roadster (Model A Replica)
**INCLUDES A SPARE ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION**
NEW paint, NEW interior, NEW roof, NEW tires
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 used the same 2.3L 4 cylinder engine as a Ford Pinto with the option of a Ford C4 automatic transmission or a four-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 A C 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 patents were 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.
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