ALso, the Monogram kit isn't a roadster, it's a cabriolet. THe top goes down on both, the but the Cabriolet has windows you can roll up, and the roadster doesn't, and the two bodies do look different. 1930 Model A Roadster:
1930 Ford Cabriolet. Not the higher sills, and the different windshield:
So if you want to build a Model A cabriolet, the Monogram kit is the only game in town.
I could go for a new '36 Ford kit as well, but my druthers would be for a convertible coupe. The custom versions to look pretty nice.
My first exposure to Johan was through their incredibly detailed classic kits, followed by their Turbine Car kit. Kits that set the standard for car models for decades to come. Of course,there's even less chance of those coming back.
In the classic film "Lawrence of Arabia", at one point the title character says a trip across a desert "sounds like fun", whereupon he is told "It is recognized that you have a funny notion of fun". It can be very satisfying to finally wrestle a difficult build into submission. It's also nice to build something that is fighting you all the way. What is your idea of fun? The Boeing P-12 caught my eye, but I have a thing for between the wars aircraft. The Revell Model A pickup is a great source of raw material if you're into traditional rods., and yes, if you can snag a Accurate Miniatures Gran Sport for $20, do it.
I've watched the series, and it is entertaining, and I really like the look of the world they created. From what I remember, the tubes are what drive it. There's some mystic substance the engines heat up and pump through the tubes, and that's what provides the lift and propulsion.
Or even a low-rider version, if that would broaden the appeal. I think donks look stupid, but there are people who like them. Whether there are enough out there to justify catering to them is a question for the marketing folks.
That's the other thing. Sure, the carmakers don't like to take risks because they might fail (which is why it's called a risk), but when they do take a risk, and it succeeds, everyone else copies that winning idea, and before you know it, that bold new idea is now the new normal. Remember how radical the Taurus and Sable looked when they first came out? They made all those square looking cars that were the norm look like antiques, and people bought them. Then GM and Chrysler scrambled to make their versions of this radical new vision, and pretty soon the roads are full of these futuristic jellybeans, and people are complaining that all new cars look the same. So, even if we did do like some people have suggested, and go back to building multicolour pastel rocketships, and I would be okay with this, it wouldn't be long be before we get moans about how everything on the road looks like a multicolour pastel rocketship.