The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 47
1929 Ford Model A Four-Door Phaeton
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1929 Ford Model A Four-Door Phaeton

CHASSIS NO: DMV71229CA

• Great patina and an honest look throughout
• Accurately presented four-cylinder engine
• Lovely open car touring for five
• One of the most desirable Model A body styles


201 cid four-cylinder engine, 40 HP, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with transverse leaf springs, rear live axle with semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension, four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 103.5Ē


Henry Fordís immediately successful Model T was responsible for putting America on wheels, but it was long outdated by the time Fordís new Model A made its debut in 1928. Stylish and more powerful, it was available in a multitude of body styles - none more desirable than this fine 1929 Four-Door Phaeton. Of the 4.3 million Model As produced between 1927 and 1931, the 1929 production of Touring Phaetons reached 49,818, the highest yearly total ever. By 1929, Henry Fordís black-only color chart was discarded, and customers had an array of hues from which to choose, such as the lovely tan/bronze/brown hues of this highly original car- complete with belt line pinstriping details from the factory. The list of standard equipment became longer, with features such as a combination tail and stop light, wind wings, front and rear chrome bumpers, and the horn mounted right out front.

This lovely Phaeton appears to be in largely unrestored condition and displays very little wear today, with an amazingly few marks on the body panels and fenders from age. It features dual side-mounted spare tires and wind wings. The soft top is in great shape and the car looks fantastic with it up or down. The underside of the Phaeton is amazingly clean, and the L-head inline four-cylinder engine still wears the correct Ford green enamel paint and the Zenith updraft carburetor that was installed about 90 years ago. The car runs out nicely and likely will for many years, as these engines are a marvel of simplicity and were built to last. Inside, the correct leatherette upholstery looks lightly used but never abused, with clean rubber mats and an excellent factory dashboard. The stylish wind wings and the luxury of drop-top seating for five make it obvious why these are highly sought-after cars for AACA touring and family fun. This very original Model A Touring Phaeton is ready for any road trip you have in mind.

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