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Offered by Carbuffs, Inc. of Concord, Ca.

1927 Ford Model T Roadster

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"Built to be driven!"

This one-of-a-kind 1927 Ford Roadster isn’t your “backyard build”. It’s a proven driver built by nationally famous Cotati Speed Shop in Santa Rosa, California. It has been featured in Street Rodder Magazine, Flowmaster advertisements, and other marketing materials. It features Shadow Rods’ XL27 steel body serial number #001 and sits on a custom ’32 frame. Using boxed ASC ’32 rails and adding Cotati Speed Shop’s “ribcage” tubular center support, this frame is as strong as they get. The Ford 9 inch rear is hung with a triangulated four-bar and torsion bar suspension with Bilstein coilovers. The dropped and drilled Superbell axle out front is supported by a Durant monoleaf spring and chromed shocks. Finned aluminum Buick drums with Wilson Welding backing plates up front and rebuilt rear drums provide stopping power.

The Shadow Rods Model T-style body is 19 gauge galvanealed steel. The cockpit is 3 inches taller and 4 inches longer than the stock version and has been widened to fit on a ’32 frame. The widened doors are furnished with bear-claw latches and stainless hinges. The trunk features a perimeter water trough system that seals with a neoprene gasket and is operated by a remote cable assembly. The lower deck panel has been cut to accommodate a ’32 style fuel tank. Hood and hood sides surrounding the ’32 grille shell and insert are custom made in aluminum by Jan and Jack Hageman. The Flowmaster 2.25 inch exhaust system was custom built at Cotati Speed Shop using a Ufit kit and Hushpower II mufflers. The ’32 style dash is filled with a SoCal stainless steel insert and Classic Instruments’ All American Tradition gauges. The windshield is a custom-caste unit. Painted steel 40’s wheels with ’40 standard caps are surrounded by Coker Classic radial tires to give that vintage look.

Power comes from a Corvette LT1, 355 cubic inch V8. It’s backed by a Turbo 350 transmission with shift kit and a Ford 9 inch rear axle. There’s plenty of power and rugged dependability in that combination.

This “new” car with an “old” look is correctly registered in California as a specially constructed vehicle under CA-SB100.



Year / Manufacturer: Creative Concepts (Santa Rosa, CA), “ribcage” custom-built ’32 Ford chassis
Wheelbase: 106"
Modifications: Completely hand-fabricated tubular crossmember system, Model A Ford front crossmember and boxed ‘rails
Chassis Plumbing: Stainless Steel
Rearend: Ford 9" limited slip
Rear Suspension: Triangulated four-bar, torsion bar and Bilstein coilovers
Front Suspension: Dropped and drilled Super Bell (Peculiar, MO) axle, early Ford spindles, Durant (Newport Beach, CA) monoleaf spring, SO-CAL Speed Shop (Pomona, CA) shocks, and Pete and Jake’s (Peculiar, MO) hairpins
Front Brakes: ’40 Ford brakes, Wilson Welding and Machine (Flower Mount, TX) backing plates and Buick drums
Master Cylinder: Ford
Steering Box: Borgeson-Mullins (Torrington, CT) Vega-style box, column, and Bell-style three spoke wheel
Front Wheel Make / Size: Ford, 16×4.5
Rear Wheel Make / Size: Ford, 16×5.5
Front / Rear Tire Make: Coker Classic Radial
Gas Tank: 1932 Ford 13 gallon steel tank


Make: 1978 Chevrolet LT-1
Displacement: 355 cubic-inches
Machining / Assembly: Mike DeMatteo (Santa Rosa, CA)
Pistons: Keith Black, .030 over
Camshaft: Clay Smith (Buena Park, CA)
Radiator: Walker Radiator (Memphis, TN)
Valve Covers: Corvette, polished
Manifold / Induction: Edelbrock (Torrance, CA) intake manifold, Holley (Bowling Green, KY) 650-cfm
Ignition / Wires: GM HEI / Taylor plug wires
Headers: Sanderson Headers (S. San Francisco, CA)
Exhaust / Mufflers: 2.25" system custom-built at Creative Concepts using a Flowmaster (Santa Rosa, CA) Ufit kit & Hushpower II mufflers
Other Engine Facts: Balanced


Make: GM Turbo 350
Shifter: Lokar Performance (Knoxville, TN)
Driveshaft: Custom-built by Brad Saunders Driveline Service (Santa Rosa, CA)


Grille: Stock shell lowered with Dan Fink Metalworks (Huntington Beach, CA) insert
Headlights / Taillights: Greening Auto Company (Gadston, AL) 9" / ’37 Ford with aircraft tubing struts
Outside mirrors: SO-CAL Speed Shop swan neck


Dashboard: Shadow Rods 19-gauge galvanealed steel
Insert / Gauges: SO-CAL SS insert with Classic Instruments (Boyne City, MI) All American Tradition
Air Conditioning: Heat-only bi-level unit by Vintage Air (San Antonio, CA)
Wiring: Creative Concepts
Steering Wheel: Borgeson-Mullins
Steering Column: Borgeson-Mullins
Interior Mirror: ’36 Ford Roadster
Seats: Wood and foam seat by Sid Chavers (Santa Clara, CA)
Upholsterer: Creative Concepts
Material / Color: Standard-issue Mexican blanket
Carper / Cut: Dynamat (Hamilton, OH)
Seatbelts: Lap belts from mystery donor car
Other Interior Items: Unfinished, console function provided by wedging a latte between the seat and the emergency brake handle.

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Carbuffs Inc does not offer in-house financing but will gladly work with your bank, credit union or other lending institution.

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Carbuffs Inc.
Indoor Showroom
2281-A Via De Mercados
Concord, Ca 94520
Phone: 925-899-2648
Fax: 925-887-8555
Email: rcollins@carbuffs.com

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