Harold and Judy Brackett with their 1928 Ford Model A Special Coupe at the Wheels on the Water Car Show Friday. The vintage beaut was a highlight at the couple’s wedding.
Harold Brackett’s persistence paid off. He scoured the internet looking to find his dream classic car and in 2018, he found the 1928 Ford Model A Special Coupe he’d been looking for, in Oshawa, Ont.
Only 500 Special Coupes were made, and Harold is one proud owner. The vehicle looks much like a pale green, but it’s Ford factory colors are as listed as Dawn Gray and Gunmetal Blue.
“Any parts that weren’t new, were rebuilt, from the frame up,” says Harold.
Brackett says the previous owner had the car for seven years, investing $15,000 in paint and another $5,000 in fashioning the interior.
“He had tears in his eyes when he sold it,” Brackett recalls.
Check out the gallery featuring many of the 110 cars registered in the Wheels on the Water car show, part of Rotaryfest Weekend.
Bordertown Classics’ 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner
Morris and Kathy Zuccato’s 1934 Ford Coupe.
“An old style hotrod, something to play around with,” says Morris, adding he began rebuilding the car about four years ago.
Jennifer and Randy Piazza’s 1966 Chevy Malibu.
Lou Carlucci’s 1967 Chevelle Super Sport.
Doug Masters’ 1974 Dodge Challenger.
Steve Schmitt’s 1932 Ford Roadster High Boy.
Bordertown Classic’s 1966 Ford Mustang GT350.
Jim and Denise Fleet’s light blue metallic 1962 Plymouth Fury.
“All original, except for the air cleaner and wheels,” says Jim, proudly, adding his car is one of just three registered in Canada.
John DiMichele’s 1974 Plymouth Cuda.
Peter Schwindt’s 1957 Austin Healey MK 1.
Joe Addison’s 1932 Ford Roadster.
Reg and Jane Perry’s 1966 West Coast Dreams Ford Cobra.
Joshua Chin’s 1998 Model S Mini Cooper.
Andy and Jocelyn Marshall’s 1936 Ford Blown Coupe.
Norm Seguin’s 1981 Cadillac Coupe.