1929 Ford Model A Sedan
Almost two dozen body styles in the Model A were available, not
including commercial models. The Model A Ford came out before the
October 1929 Stock Market Crash and was manufactured through the
Great Depression. During this period, Henry Ford continued paying
his workers $5 a day. The 20 millionth Ford car was produced on
April 14, 1931. It was a slant windshield Fordor.
For consignment an all original barn find of the Model A from 1929.
With plenty of patina surfaces, major wear on the original leather
roof covering, a little rust here and there, and all things
considered, very original right down to its engine and interior. A
good project car, with most parts present, just in need of some
A Fordor example (4 doors) all metal body parts are present and
accounted for. A dual cowled hood with venting is fronted by the
original chromed radiator cover which shows surface rust, dimpling
and no radiator cap. The blue oval on the front has some rust in
the agate covering. A single headlight on either side is held on by
a structural bar cutting across the bow of the radiator and bending
into the fender structure. Just below the driver's side headlight
is an ah-ooga horn. A chrome dual bar bumper stretches across the
front and shows a surface rusted finish. Curved fenders are
floating above yellow painted spoked 21-inch steel wheels on front
and rear and are attached by a running board. Just above this board
are the doors which have a common latching system on the "B"
pillar, creating suicide doors for the rear passenger's entry. On
back is a large leather and metal edged covered trunk, and this
holds another yellow spoked steel spare tire. Dual bumpers curve
around the sides and stay away from the middle of the rear. These
bumpers are surface rusted like the front, with dual bars. Paint is
peeling or scratched off at various locations but is probably
original or a very early respray. Wheels appear to have been
restored and are in good condition.
Lots of metal and wood surfaces, some like the floorboards in front
are missing, all awaiting your creative finishing ideas! A blank
palette in here with an interior in need of full restoration. Bench
front and rear seats, the rear seat has curvaceous arms. All
interior surfaces are mohair and will need restoration. The dash is
the iconic "screaming face" mask style, in dimpled chrome. Steering
wheel is original, and on the back floor are missing handles and
The original 201ci 4-cylinder engine complete with its 1-barrel
carburetor feeding it from the lower side is all there but not
currently running. A 3-speed manual transmission is bolted on top
the back and the rear axle is designated as 3.78 gear ratio.
Surface rust peppers the undercarriage, but there is little seen
invasive rust. All frame and floorboards are sturdy, as are the
body hangers. The only area of note is where the body attached to
the floorboards and is bolted fast, some rust is noted that has
bent this junction. Transverse leaf springs are all around
underneath, as are mechanical drum brakes. The exhaust is rotted a
bit at the end pipe underneath.
This car does crank by hand, but it would not run on its own, so no
test drive was attempted.
A barn find awaiting the capable hands of a potential restorer who
will then have a fabulous example of an all original 1929 Model A
in their vision. These cars came a multitude of colors and you
could even use your own...that is the beauty of a barn find!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.