1931 Ford Model A Hot Rod
I sold this coupe back in 2010 locally but a year or two later it found itself in Germany where it lives an active life in the hands of Marco and Silvia Wenzel. They are in to American cars of all shapes. I get regular up-dates from Marco and I felt it was time to share.
It is used the best way possible: By driving it!…a lot.
The hot rod is a frequent guest at many events in Germany with likeminded guys and gals.
Staging in at the drags.
The car was sporting black walls when it left the States but now it is back to wide white walls and I think it looks much better.
The hot rod was invited to a Finish Hot Rod show and Marco was quick to oblige, It was tucked in a trailer and off to Finland it went.
Marco’s hot rod was listed in the show programme the Guest from Germany. That is what “Saksan vieras” means. “PAKKO NÄHDÄ” means don’t miss! So don’t miss the Guest from Germany!
One of the show visitors was Mika Kari. Mika lived in Washington state for a year and I met him several times. He did a feature of the car for the Finish magazine Primer at the time. Mika stopped by and visited with Marco. Mika on the left and Marco on the…you get it.
Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, Marco.
Photo: Marco Wenzel
Due to some asshole HACK trying to install malicious software, I had to delete a bunch of directories. That included all build articles of the Rolf Coupe. I am PISSED. I lot of folks have contacted me and I am sorry!
All I have left is the finished pics that can be found here
So I built this model A hot rod back in 2007.
I was fortunate to have the car land on the cover of Rod & Custom Magazine. Chris Shelton shot the car and made it look great. I was very proud.
Well, one reader of Rod & Custom in Germany, Marco Wenzel read about that hot rod. He contacted me and asked if it would be for sale. I told him that I already sold it but I will get him in touch with the current owner. The current owner had the hots for my current 1932 Ford Five Window. So the current owner bought my ’32, Marco bought the model A hot rod and I bought Project ’37 Ford Cabriolet. Everybody happy!
A few months later the car arrived in Germany:
Marco is showing off his all wrapped up hot rod. In order to protect the car during transport it was all wrapped up in shipping wrap. Marco and his family are true car guys, his wife Silvia drives a 1968 Impala. Not bad in a country where gasoline is close to $8.00 / gallon !! Here is some statistic for you:
Per capita daily income in Germany is $113. The share of a day’s wages needed to
buy a gallon of gas is 7 percent. Think about that!!
They seemed excited to un-wrap the new present.
Here it is at the first outing. In Germany you have to display a front license plate so Marco has no choice but hanging that big plate on the front spreader bar.
The German hot rod gang on it’s way to an event.
As you can see, as soon as the car hits the meeting spot, the ugly huge license plate goes in the trunk.
Marco and Silvia has plenty of like minded folks to hang with.
Marco, thanks for sharing, it is great to see the car getting a good home.
Photo: Marco Wenzel