1917 Model T Roadster

This custom "Brass Era" street rod was built by Dan Woods of Salinas, California in 1969-1970. In addition to the unique power plant, it is also believed to be the first show car to incorporate the Jaguar rear end and suspension. Also very unique is the front suspension which features horizontal coil sprints located at the center of the front crossmember.

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Vehicle Type Model T Roadster
Year Built 1917
Built By Ford Motor Company
Suspension Custom and very innovative horizontal coil front with solid axle and Jaguar independent rear end assembly
Engine All aluminum 1970 Buick V-8 engine, 215 cubic inch
Owner Woodland Family Collection


This custom Bucket T was such a hit with the car show crowds that Fresno's Blackie Gejian, the man behind the very successful Fresno Autorama, addit it to his personal collection of exotic custom street rods. Blackie was himself one of the legendary pioneers of the custom car craze that started after WW II. He was a builder and collector as well as a personal friend of the late and legendary George Barris. Blackie showed this custom street rod throughout the country which included several trips to Detroit for the Detroit Autorama which is the most famous in the country.

This car is one of several from Blackie's collection that was auctioned as part of his estate sale.

The Woodland Auto Display

is located on the grounds of

Estrella Warbirds Museum

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