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Pick of the Day: Ford Track T roadster was a father/daughter project

Open-wheeled racing-style roadster was redone in 2010


The Pick of the Day looks like it would be almost too much fun to drive. It’s a 1927 Ford Track T roadster being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a dealership in Plainfield, Illinois.

According to the advertisement, the car was born as a father/daughter project in the mid-1990s. In 2010, the second owner commissioned Getz Hot Rod Innovations of Hampshire, Illinois, to refurbish and modify the car.

Ford Track T roadster was a father/daughter project

“Power is provided by a Chevrolet Corvette 5.7-liter V8 paired with a TH350 three-speed automatic transmission and a 3.55:1 Ford 8-inch rear end,” the dealership points out. 

“The car wears fiberglass and metal body panels and features red bucket seats and carpets, Sanderson exhaust headers, dual radiators, Carrera coilovers, Wilwood brakes, and chrome suspension and steering components. 

“The fiberglass body features aluminum hood sides and was refinished from white and blue to red and black with white accents during the 2010 project. 

“Details include a billet aluminum grille and headlamp housings as well as a chrome roll bar, teardrop taillights, and a louvered rear deck lid. Red 15-Inch steel wheels wear chrome baby moon hubcaps and trim rings, and are mounted with grooved 5-inch-wide Firestone tires up front as well as 8.20-inch rubber out back. 

“Braking is handled by Wilwood discs at each corner. Suspension is comprised of a drilled 46-inch VCW front beam axle, drop spindles, front and rear four-link setups, and Carrera coilovers.”

Ford Track T roadster was a father/daughter project

The car’s bucket seats have 4-point racing harnesses. Gauges include a Sunpro tach, and the horn and turn signal switches are mounted on the transmission tunnel. 

The dealer says the 350cid V8 came from a 1986 Chevrolet Corvette and has triple 400cfm Rochester carburetors on an Edelbrock manifold. The advertisement includes a list of other components.

The car figures to be a showstopper wherever it is driven or displayed. Check your state’s DMV requirements to see if you actually can use that rear-mounted license-plate bracket.

The car is offered for $39,900. 

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. Still trying to figure out what makes this homemade thing an Model T Ford. A Model T has three pedals on the floor, 4 cylinder flathead engine. 21″ spoked wheels. Just another homemade hotrod.

  2. I mean if you are swapping motors… Mid 80s 350 is a boat anchor… Do something in between the original flat four and a v8… keep a ford powered by ford.. Stroke out a 300 straight 6 and add a giant turbo. Now there would be something different and I would bet the notor build wouldnt be any more than what was put into that 350 .., need a v8… 351 , 390… I never understood the allure of a Chevy 350 especially post 70 where they were anemic . I ate 80s vets and cameros with my gently modified 4cly turbo Merkur xr4ti all day long.
    This car looks great and wham..350 Chevy,:/


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