The 1929 Ford Model A pickup (82-A) was a popular style because it
combined the comfort of Ford's main sedan with truck usability.
Today that diverse spirit lives in this award-winning restored
example that would be an attraction at any vintage car show, truck
show, or even parade.
The dark green paint looks great with the black fenders. This
glossy paintjob looks very period correct, and while it looks like
a subtle two-tone indoors, the green shines nicely in the sunlight.
But the real standout opposing hue comes from the wooden bed rails
that also match the wood on the bed floor. While the pickup was one
of the most utilitarian of the Model As, it did come with the
fender-mounted spare wire wheel. This was usually reserved for the
Deluxe models, but you can see them so distinctly here finished in
a proper yellow. This truck was given a detail-oriented
restoration, so not only do the hood and doors close nicely, but
also you get all the little things that make enthusiast take extra
time to check it out. The Ford logo side steps, luggage protector,
and full toolkit in a bed-mounted wooden box are the kind of extras
we don't often get to see. No wonder this took a first-place award
at the last Naples Depot Museum Car Show.
Step inside and it feels like a time machine going back 90 years.
That's because all the major components feel fresh, including the
seat cover, door panels, rubber floor mat, and steering wheel. Even
the dash is nicely painted in the exterior green. The bright finish
of the gauge panel really catches your eye. And you'll love to show
others all the details, right down to the working map light. These
trucks were slightly more expensive than the roadster pickups, and
that meant proper weather sealing. Still ventilation is a breeze
with roll-down windows and a pop-out windshield. So it's still easy
to get comfortable on your favorite country drive.
The engine bay got the same attention during the restoration as the
rest of the truck, so it's clean and detail-oriented. All Model As,
even the trucks, got the same torquey 201 cubic inch four-cylinder
engine. Which means maintenance and components are easier than you
would think on a 90+ year-old pickup. It fires up nicely like with
that great robust Ford feeling, and it has the exhaust note to
match. The three-speed manual transmission is light and easy to
master, and the four-wheel mechanical brakes are surprisingly
effective given the Model A's light weight.
The sale comes complete with photos documenting the restoration.
These Model A pickups were built so tough it could probably still
go to work today. But just like you, this exceptional Ford really
just deserves the good life of a long Sunday drive. Call