There was some big pressure on the Model A when it was released. After all, its predecessor was beyond question the most pivotal automotive model ever rolled out - it single-handedly revolutionized how American would get from Point A to Point B. With its unrelenting authenticity and impressively clean condition, this 1929 Ford Model A is an outstanding example of the automaker's vintage handiwork. You'll find no additional options or modifications on board here and this venerable chariot runs like a top.
Henry Ford was famous for noting that his original offering, the Model T, would be available “in any color they (the car buyers) wanted, so long as it's black.” He had relented somewhat by the time the Model A entered the scene and the appealing red shade draped over the exterior of this '29 appears as if it could well have been a selection on the color chart, pairing with the black fenders and rocker panels for a thoroughly authentic look. The paint is in great shape - it has a nice shine to it and this car has obviously been well cared for and properly sheltered, so you'll find no notable blemishes as you take a closer look. The collection of chrome on board, including the front grille and headlight casings, are in clean condition and the overall exterior alignment is top notch - the vented folding hood sits flush in its lowered position and the doors are both surrounded by tight, uniform gaps. The fresh color of the windshield visor and vinyl roof convey the impression that this rolling relic is ready for the road whenever you so choose, and as it turns out . . . it is.
The interior features a bench seat that's been dressed in a well-fitted brown cloth cover and sits between a pair of door panels in matching condition. The consistently period appropriate appearance inside the doors will be evident right off the bat - climb in and the impressively clean driving environment surrounding you looks like it could have very well been in place some 90 years ago when this car first rolled into action. A single clover-shaped instrument cluster sits at the center of the dash, wearing a revitalized chrome panel and harboring gauges that are all in operating condition. Raise the deck lid in back and you'll find the trunk area is surprisingly spacious and in solid shape, with tire jack tools and a period appropriate operating manual stored inside.
Just as was the case in its heyday, this vintage Ford is powered by a 200 cubic inch inline 4 that receives its gas from a gravity-fed fuel system. The engine is in strong running form, firing up on cue and propelling this one of a kind vehicle down the road very capably. Just behind it is a period correct 3-speed manual transmission that shifts without issue, so in addition to the significant historical impact on display here, this is a car that can actually be driven. Drum brakes that function just as intended bring the quartet of authentic 4.4/4.5x21 wheels to a stop as needed. The undercarriage is in solid shape and as you take a look below you can see the X bracing Ford employed to maintain structural rigidity that was superior to its predecessors.
This 1929 Ford Model A captures the state of automotive styling and engineering at a pivotal time in history and its road-ready condition makes it a standout. Call today!