1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Henry Ford was always convinced that people should satisfy
themselves with nothing more than a good, simple and economical
car. At the price of great efforts, his inner circle finally
succeed in eroding his stubbornness, and in May 1927, after having
produced more than 15,000,000 Model Ts since 1908, Ford closes his
plants for many months in order to retool his assembly lines for
the production of his next legend: the Model A. The latter will
ultimately be produced in 5,000,000 copies between 1928 and 1931.
This new miracle is equally attributable to Henry and his son
Edsel. Henry will dedicate himself to the mechanical aspects and
Edsel will bring a whole new look to the design of the Model A. The
Model T was nicknamed "TIN LIZZIE" the Model A will be known as the
No new automobile has ever been so expected in History. The
competition sharply felt the hurt of this waiting period, (as much
as tens of thousands of Ford employees which were temporarily laid
off), since many were putting off their purchase of a new car in
order to see what Henry was going to pull out of his hat this time.
He literally made a lady out of a lizzy, so we offer you for
consignment a 1929 Ford Model A "Baby Lincoln" which is coming from
long term ownership, was recently fully serviced and shows some
nice patina and age.
Green paint with a few flaws in the form of chipping and fading
bathes this all steel bodied example. This paint job accentuates
the wonderful lines of this car which have been retained and a
straw green pinstripe helps with this too. Black covers the running
boards and fenders and remains shiny but does present with some
chips, scuffs and a few dents. The chrome is fairly shiny, and
covers the radiator surround, front "grille", searchlights, and
headlight casings. A flying goose radiator cap is atop the shiny
surrounds and frames the cowled hood in green directly behind it. A
small door on either side allows access to this 30's style 2 seat
sports car, if you will, with etched glass wing windows now
installed. Running boards are covered with rubber and a cast plate
with a boot scraper is in the middle. The vinyl top in black is in
good condition but does not have the rear window installed. A
mother-in-law seat is on the curved rear which also sports a black
steel luggage rack complete with the correct trunk and cover. Dual
spare tires mounted on wire wheels tuck into the fenders and have a
chromed surround and are painted black like the other 4 corner wire
wheels with wide white side walls. Aaaahhhoooooga!
Swinging open the doors and we are met up front with an eye shaped
dash in sprayed green metal. In the center is a ribbed cast metal
plate that houses the original instruments. A big black unmarred
bakelite steering wheel is fronting this original dash and sitting
on the large bench inside is comfy. This is covered with black
vinyl in a textured pattern to emulate leather. The doors are
adorned with this as well and are nicely preserved along with their
arm protectors. Side curtains are also included in case you
encounter an errant storm on your drive. The rumble seat, covered
in saddle vinyl, is accessible with a turn and pull of the winged
chromed lever. Black rubber flooring is installed in the main cabin
and the rumble seat. Hey Haw!
Lifting the vented cowled hood and we see a 201ci 4-cylinder
engine. It has been sprayed in a combination of grayish green and
black and shows with some chipping of the paint and light surface
rust. A 1-barrel carburetor to feed it fuel and air and now has an
aftermarket air cleaner assembly mounted to it. On the back is a
3-speed manual transmission with a 3.78 rear axle at the tail end.
Overall condition is good for this power plant so see drivability
to find out how it runs...I'm keeping you in suspense!
Structural integrity, and a good frame reside in previously
restored form underneath. Floor pans, rockers, and running board
supports are sturdy with minor surface rust and black paint. All is
looking good including the transverse leaf springs on all 4 corners
and the mechanical drums, which do stop but you'll need to plan
Thanks for waiting! This car fired right up and ran fairly quietly.
It goes along fine, and all functions were working at the time of
my test ride.
An older restoration, this really nice example can be driven off of
our showroom floor, used for tours, taken to shows, or even be
taken to the next level to take home all the trophies. A very nice
driver in good condition, it's a wonderful example of throwing
yourself back in time and imagining something other than a world in
black and white. All maintaining the ability to go for a drive, in
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.