1929 Ford Model A15,000-20,000 USD - Estimate

1929 Ford Model A Coupe

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' Hershey event, 10 - 11 October 2019.
Estimate:
$15,000 - $20,000


High-quality, professional restoration
201 cu. in. L-head inline four-cylinder engine
Three-speed sliding-gear transmission
Subtle improvements for enjoyable road use

The Ford Model A is a cornerstone of the collector car hobby. Great examples of Ford’s first properly modern car are found in the garages of modest enthusiasts as well as the world’s finest collections. With its universal appeal and historical significance, the Model A is the collector car for everyone.

Considering the enduring popularity and the abundance of resources for Model A Fords, restored cars are not difficult to come by. However, it is rare to encounter such a meticulously restored and mechanically well-sorted example as this 1929 Model A standard five-window coupe. The pet project of a dedicated early Ford specialist, this Model A is one of the finest of its kind available. Finished in a classic all-black livery and adorned with only a single rear-mounted spare wheel and a minimum of bright trim, this car highlights the beauty and purity of the Model A as envisioned by Edsel Ford. High-quality tweed fabric upholstery and correct rubber floor liners accentuate the elegant simplicity that makes the Model A so appealing.

Mechanical highlights include a completely rebuilt and updated four-cylinder engine. The build consists of a balanced rotating assembly, larger valves, and a lightened flywheel and clutch assembly from a later Ford V-8, which reduces effort and dramatically improves drivability. Despite the internal modifications, the engine retains an honest, period-correct appearance. Along with the engine, the three-speed gearbox is entirely rebuilt. Despite the lack of synchronizers, it is easily mastered and an absolute delight to operate. Steering, brakes, and suspension all feel up to the high standard set by the drivetrain. The previous owner added a discreet but effective LED third brake light with turn signals, a welcome addition for today’s conditions.

With a beautiful presentation and eager road manners, this remarkable and charming Model A is a genuine standout example and ready to delight its next keeper with many more pleasurable miles ahead.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/hf19.

Reference Number 588344

as of 9/19/2019

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