1980 Other Makes for sale in Glendora, California, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Glendora, California, United States
Make: Other Makes
Type: Convertible
Year: 1980
Mileage: 25,260
Color: White
Engine size: FORD
Number of cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Other Makes 1980

1980 Shay Model AIn 1978 Harry J. Shay founded the Model A and Model T Motor Car Reproduction Corporation. In November of 1980 the name was changed to Shay Motors. The original name embodied the initial goal of the company, to reproduce some of the early model Fords for acquisition in modern times. However, as time progressed and the company grew so did their focus and their goals. Other Ford nameplates were added to the list of potential vehicles to be reproduced, sadly their dreams were only partly realized.
A deal was struck between Ford and Shay that allowed Shay to reproduce the Model A of the early 1900's. Shay was given the opportunity to recreate a name-plate while Ford reaped the benefits of publicity, marketing, and hype. At least one car was to make their way into the Ford dealership throughout the United States with the intent of stimulating sales. The cars received national attention from TV stations, magazines, journals, and other publications.
Produced in limited number and sold through Ford dealerships, the vehicles were backed by a Ford Motor Company warranty. Ford provided the platform and Shay manufactured the cars. With an intended production level of 10,000, the Model A Replica was able to avoid some of the strict U.S. Federal standards and regulations. Shay did not have to be burdened with the modern design and safety restrictions, such as windshield defrosting, reflectors, side door intrusion, and more. The result was a design that was true to its heritage but lacked modern amenities and safety features.

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