1929 Ford Model A Cabriolet
Handkerchiefs are believed to date back to China circa 1000 B.C.
where they were used as head coverings to ward off the sun's harsh
rays. In Roman times, the drop of a handkerchief signaled the start
of a chariot race. In the Middle Ages, a knight would don his
lady's handkerchief for good fortune in battle. Handkerchiefs
varied in design from plain to exquisite. In the 18th century,
handkerchiefs became signifiers of wealth, and King Louis XVI is
said to have prohibited by law that anyone carry a handkerchief
larger than his own. Hankies were often treasured possessions, and
were also brought to street races, where just like the Romans that
came before them, used the hanky to signify the start of a drag
race on the old lakebed of the LA area.
For consignment a modified 29 Ford Cabriolet come hot rod. An open
cowl hood, suicide hinged doors, curvaceous founders that are
attached by the running board in the center, and a removable
convertible top we are ready for the hanky drop.
White paint for this all steel with the exception of the rear
fenders car, and plenty of it all shiny and bright and in very nice
condition. Not to be outdone, the chrome window surround, headlight
bezels, thin mirrors, and blingy drilled wheels all utilize the
polished surfaces nicely. Pristine straight running boards are
present complete with aluminum step plate. Bringing up the rear, we
see an ample trunk now holding the battery and side curtains for
chilly weather driving. I love the design detail of the thin flush
mounted taillights with chromed bezels and hand laid pinstriping.
Up front another interesting detail is chrome bar mounted
headlights which highlight the white painted grille surround and
more hand done striping. The cowl sides have been removed to allow
the world to gawk and stare at the potent mill driving this rod. A
blue canvas convertible top which is easily removable adds another
look to this rodder. 15-inch American Racing wheels are on all 4
corners and are wrapped by 215/65SR15 rubber in front and fat
275/60R15 rubber in the rear.
Opening the suicide hinged square doors, we see smooth blue tweed
door panels with nary a hint of chrome, (it's a cabriolet folks, no
roll up windows here). The interior features a black faux leather,
(vinyl), bench which is nicely padded and in good condition with
only a few wrinkles. A white metal dash stretches from door to door
and houses symmetrical oval insets with Classic Instruments gauges
which descend in size as they get to the doors. A late model tilt
steering column replaces the original, and a black knobbed shift
lever along with a chrome parking brake level rise from the blue
Sitting snugly between the steel front fenders is a blue blocked,
polished Edelbrock valve covered 302ci V8. A Edelbrock 4-barrel
carburetor sits atop and a shiny scoop style air cleaner finished
off the mill. On the back is a C4 3-speed automatic, and a Ford 9"
Looking underneath and you are greeted with a sea of white and
black steel. Floor pans, body hangers, frame and suspension as well
as the pumpkin dance a tuxedo duet with the floors being white and
all else black. The underside of the running boards present in a
red oxide finish and look just as good as the rest. An independent
Mustang II front suspension with coil springs is up front and leaf
springs are for the rear, and front disc brakes and rear drum
brakes are seen. Finally, a Flowmaster exhaust winds its way
rearward from the headers on the 302ci mill.
With the majority of these hot rods one needs a shoehorn and
combination lock with 2 pages of instructions to get into them.
This one is easy in and easy out, starts right up and sounds
awesome! It handled well, stopped on a dime, and had nice
acceleration as well as a comfortable cruise. It was a bit too
chilly to take the top off, but we did enjoy our drive sans side
curtains and the car ran overall great.
A project worth doing is well is a project well done, and this is a
nice example of a buttoned up 95% all Henry steel Ford cabriolet
rod. Ergonomically all sorted out, and a nice driver, it can be
shown too with ease and most likely will score high. If white turns
your screws, then there is plenty to go around on this one!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 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.