Harry Shay had a great deal worked out with Ford. The plan was to send at least one car to every Ford dealership
across the USA. Ford got publicity and attracted customers to its showrooms and Shay got access to an extraordinary
distribution network. One dealer in New-Jersey even said he had people lined up in front of his dealership. Other dealers reported floor traffic of 200 to 600 people in a single day when they first placed a Shay in their showroom. A California dealer said he had not seen such response since the introduction of the Mustang almost 15 years earlier.
This 1929 Shay Roadster was built in 1980. Finished in a light gray, with black top, fenders and interior. Powered by the 2.3L Ford inline 4 cylinder engine producing 88 horsepower, which is more than enough for a Model A. The interior is in great shape, as is the rumble seat. This car drives so much better than an original Model A but looks almost exactly like the original. Hydraulic drum brakes are a very welcomed improvement over the original brakes in a Model A. This car really is just an improved version of Henry Ford's baby. With just over 1,600 miles driven since it was built, this car has years of life left in it. Come by today and drive this one, you'll be very impressed.or