Ben Griffin’s beautiful, blue ’27 T roadster is all Ford and a study in what a clean hot rod should look like. Of course, the ’26-’27 T roadster might be considered the sophisticated sibling to the rowdier ’15-’25 T-Buckets, but they all come together at the T-Bucket Nationals to cover the spectrum of hot rod interests.
Up front, Ben hit a home run with the deeply dropped front axle, low-slung headlights framing the Model A grille shell, and all backed up by a nice coil-over-shock suspension and disc brakes.
The body sits perfectly atop the tailored frame rails, while the side pipes flow nicely from the nicely detailed small block Ford engine, with its body-matched blue color.
The interior is tastefully simple and delightfully clean looking with a simple dual-gauge dash arrangement and the steering wheel coordinated with the contoured seat and matching carpet.
To me, this Indy-based roadster has the perfect pairing of paint and polish and my photos don’t do it justice. However, the HD video includes much more detail that the photos don’t show.
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