1929 Ford Model A Sedan
When viewing a 1929 Model A you will notice on the hardtops, there
is a cloth/canvas covering the top. There is much speculation as to
why this is and there are basically 3 reasons for this. Number 1 is
Henry Ford was cheap! Number 2 is steel was in demand and was used
for wartime efforts, and 3 is the technology for welding such a
large piece of steel did not exist, and even if it was put on, the
road conditions of the time would have certainly quickly bent such
a large panel.
For consignment a wolf in sheep's clothing, in the form of a wild
mannered looking Ford Model A sedan. An initial glance at this car
and the first thing you will notice is its stance, high in the back
and low in the front. Some chopping (3 inches) and shaving, (door
handles, and bumpers), has gone on and now presents as a hot rod
with iconic late 20's styling still intact. Grab your floppy hat,
throw a toothpick in your mouth and let's go make some dust.
Please note, this vehicle is titled as a "Special Construction",
the Pennsylvania Department Of Motor Vehicles does not assign a
model year to special construction motor vehicles, trailers, etc.
Please research with your local, county, state or provincial motor
vehicle bureau to ensure that registering and titling of this
vehicle is accepted in your area***
This mostly original looking Model A is pretty much how it appeared
when it rolled off the assembly line in 1929. Fiberglass and steel
panels draped in black with a few inclusions, imperfections and
touch ups retain all the wonderful curves of the Art Deco era.
Flourish pinstriping in teal and plum draw your attention to the
painstaking detail put into this build. Side covers hiding the
engine, door handles and bumpers shaved, and the stance is awesome.
Panels are straight and mind their gaps. A pristine front chromed
radiator cover is flanked by equally nice chromed headlights.
Polished 15-inch American Racing Hopster wheels are all around and
wrapped with Hankook blackwall radial rubber, and we are ready to
Charcoal black tweed panels cover the doors, and these have a
swoosh of gray running through the middle, chrome is on for the
power window switches and a simple black vinyl arm rest . Dual
black and gray tweed front buckets make up the seating and show
with contoured bolsters and cushions. A sea of black carpeting
floods the floors and covers the boxed off rear area with
integrated speakers. This area could be used for seating in a pinch
but is nowhere near as comfortable as the front buckets. Up front,
simple black steel with more flourish pinstriping makes up the
dash. In the center between the pinstriping work resides an outward
reaching layout of AutoMeter gauges with gold bezels and antique
white faces. Also noted for the driver's convenience is a tilt
steering wheel column topped by a wood rimmed steering wheel. Fuzzy
black broadcloth for the headliner dash top, and windlace
areas...it's just all over on this car!
A lift of the passenger side hinged hood, reveals a Ford 302ci V8.
This blue painted mill has 4bbl carburetor on top and for the dress
up we see chrome valve covers and an Edelbrock rounded triangle air
cleaner assembly. A rebuilt in 2018 C4 3-speed automatic
transmission is bolted on and sends power to a Ford 8" rear axle
A boxed frame seen in black supports strong steel flooring and a
transverse leaf spring suspension in front and a ladder bar setup
with coilovers on back can be noted. Disc brakes are up front, and
drums on the rear and dual exhaust with newer mufflers and
tailpipes is seen. All nicely taken care of and definitely totally
rust free and structurally sound.
This car cranked alive quickly and took off with much the same
vigor. It ran smoothly and cornered great. There is plenty of
interior room, and due to added speakers on the boxed cover in the
rear kept us rocking during our drive. All functions were
operational at the time of our drive and the power windows are a
much appreciated convenience.
So how great would it be to pull up on a more modern-day car, and
get the old HEY GRANDPA! wave, and you proceed to smoke the
instigator, as they would remain totally unknowing of what's in
store for them. A nice build accented with chrome and red, and a
Ford V8 under the cowl, along with some chopping and
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.