The cars were advertized in glossy colour brochures starting in 1978, Last of the Model A's / Limited production / Sold by Ford dealers, factory built, warranted by Ford Motor Company. This might have been the only time a major auto manufacter participated in the reproduction of a famous car out of it's past.

The Model A and Model T Reproduction Corporation of Detroit manufactured the cars and Ford, Mercury and Lincoln dealers sold them. Nationally advertized in auto magazines which praised then as highly successful and more reliable than the Model A, with the modern conveniences of today's automobile. Orders were taken starting in 1978 and deliverery was not until late 1979 and early 1980. A 9,999 limit was placed on production. The doors and cometic parts were worked upon to fit better that the original cars.

These cars were not built according to the rolling assembly line technique. They had teams of four men working on a single car at a time, each team could produce two cars a day. Shay manufactured five different body styles: twin spare mount, left spare mount, rear spare mount, pickup truck and a very rare Model AC cab/panel truck.

Sadly, bad business practices resulted in bankruptcy in 1981 bringing to a close this great project of Harry Shay.

This article was produced by and is here reprinted with kind permission of Gilles Bachand of Montreal 
Most of the cars were Phaeton body style, but there were some Roadsters and a very few pickup trucks built. The company changed their name to Replicars sometime in the mid '70's, so later models used that name, although the name "Glassic" is used as a generic term for both nameplates. 

Glassic replicas are sometimes confused with Shay replicas, about 5,000 of which were made during a similar time period. The Shay replicas more closely resemble the actual Model A, whereas the Glassics were modified a little in appearance to be more practical for contemporary driving. The Shay replicas 
used Pinto 4-cylinder engines, and consisted mostly of rumble-seat Roadsters and Roadster pickup trucks. Glassics can be identified by their wider doors and more contemporary 14 inch or 15 inch wheels.
By Don Davis 
Glassic Automobiles approximately 1500 fiberglass-bodied replicas of 1929 Model A Fords were made by the Glassic Company in West Palm Beach Florida. They were manufactured 
between about 1966 and 1980, at first using International Scout four-cylinder 
engines and chassis, changing in 1972 to Mustang 302 cubic inch V-8 engines 
and specially built frames. 

Most of the cars were Phaeton body style, but there were some Roadsters and a very few pickup trucks built. The company changed their name to Replicars sometime in the mid '70's, so later models used that name, although the name "Glassic" is used as a generic term for both nameplates.
The Shay Model A Ford built by Harry Shay's company  is the popular replica of the 1929 Ford Model A Roadster and were built between 1979 and 1982 and sold throughout the USA by Ford Dealers.

Harry had a great deal worked out with Ford. The plan was to send at least one car to every 7,000 dealers across the USA. Ford got the publicity and attracted customers to it's showrooms and Shay got access to an extraordinary distribution network.
Shay & Glassic Replicas