The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 9
1929 Ford Model A Business Coupe

Selling on Friday

1929 Ford Model A Business Coupe

CHASSIS NO: A2299949

• A proper and correct restoration of a solid Model A
• Good panel gaps with a very nice paint finish
• Great old car fun that anyone can afford
• Ready for touring or car show fun

200.5 cid L-head inline four-cylinder engine, 40 HP, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 103.5”

Ford sold millions of Model As because they were simple, practical, durable, and affordable. Today, a nicely maintained Model A Business Coupe like this one shows us all how easy it is to get into the hobby and have fun with old cars, and this one offers use-it-now utility and is also a blast to drive. Roadsters and phaetons get all the attention, but a business coupe is a great choice as soon as the weather turns rainy or cold, everyone will be eyeing your roll-up windows.

Both the mint green and black paint surfaces on this example are striking, and it has a bright, honest look that suits the workaday Model A. Panel fit is quite good and it doesn't look like this car was ever rusty, as the underside is also clean and lightly used. Red pinstriping highlights the belt moldings, a detail that didn't cost Henry all that much but paid big dividends in terms of how upscale the Model A looks. The vinyl roof is clean and looks great, and it’s obvious that this car has received only careful use since restoration. The interior has the same finished look as the exterior, nicely finished and ideal for touring. Black vinyl makes sure the seats are comfortable and they don't show any rips, tears or other issues, so it's ready to enjoy. The traditional Model A center instrument panel shines up nicely and the hard rubber steering wheel is in fantastic shape for its age. The same 200.5 cubic-inch inline four that powers all Model A's lives in this one, as reliable as a cinder block and still runs all its original components, including an updraft carb, original distributor, and generator. Recent hoses and correct clamps are a nice touch, and the block wears correct Ford Green paint. The three-speed manual transmission is easy to shift, and the gear ratios are well-suited to around-town driving. Bright wire wheels are correct and carry 4.75/5.00-21 Firestone whitewalls. Old cars can be a ton of fun, especially when they run well and have been cared for like this fine example.

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