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1929 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan Wins SEMA 2017 Battle Of The Builders

This 1929 Ford Model A Tudor sedan – built by¬†Rad Rides and owned by Troy Trepanier – was selected as the winner of this year’s Battle of the Builders at SEMA. The hand-built Ford Model A is a perfect combination of elegance¬†and toughness, and we think it could’ve won the competition based on looks alone.

The fully customized body flaunts a one-off grille shell and insert, and is finished in a magnificent Glasurit bronze paint. On the inside, Rad Rides fitted a custom interior comprised of: a bowed headliner, German square weave carpeting, hand-tipped Italian leather, and hand-built seat frames and cushions. Sounds like quite the bespoke build if you ask us.

While the main highlights of this Ford Model A are found in the interior and exterior, it still offers stout performance with a GM aluminum small block, Legends 5-speed manual transmission equipped with a Hurst short shifter, and a modified Halibrand rear end.

Congrats to the crew at Rad Rides for putting together one heck of a Ford Model A and going home with a win.

Frankie's first favorite car was a 1968 Ford Mustang, and he's had a strong appreciation for the nameplate ever since. Later in his youth he became infatuated with Eleanor, thanks to Nicholas Cage's stellar performance. Frank's a real jokester, too.

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