The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 138
1929 Ford Cabriolet Model A Convertible
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE


Selling on Friday

1929 Ford Cabriolet Model A Convertible

CHASSIS NO: A1978138

• One of the most desirable Model A body styles
• Beautifully finished in yellow and black paint finishes with elegant pinstriping
• Stock L-head engine and three-speed manual transmission
• A wonderful restoration that is sure to turn heads anywhere you drive it


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


The 1929 Model A Ford Convertible Cabriolet, known as Type B, was the premium Model A body style of the era. Cabriolets have two doors, a passenger compartment with a bench seat which could accommodate two adults comfortably and a standard rumble seat which could accommodate two additional passengers in fair weather. The 1929 Cabriolet was unique to the Model A line, in that it had a folding top and glass side windows, offering protection from elements comparable to a closed car and the advantages of an open car in fair weather. The crank operated side windows could be rolled up or down to provide weather protection with the top closed or to serve as wind wings with the top open.

This lovely open car is a real head-turner in its yellow and black livery, with bright orange painted wheels and whitewall tires, including the dual covered side-mounted spare tires. The doors and bonnet operate easily, and the panel gaps are excellent throughout. The cloth bench seat interior is nicely restored and matches the rumble seat upholstery well. The vinyl top is likewise in very nice shape and fits tautly when raised. Cabriolets simply look great whether the top is up or down. Like all Model A Fords, this Convertible Cabriolet sits on a 103.5 wheelbase and is equipped with a 200.5 cubic-inch L-head four-cylinder engine producing 40 HP, mated to a three-speed non-synchromesh transmission, capable of driving the car to top speeds between 55 and 60 miles-per-hour. Our consignor reports its a great driver, a popular parade car, and one of his grandkids favorites. This fine Cabriolet is equipped with a split rear bumper, a single left-side taillight, rumble seat, step plates and cowl lamps, and stands ready to be driven and enjoyed by the next owner.

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