The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 119
1929 Ford Model A Phaeton
$25,300 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
40 hp, 200.5 cu. in. inline four-cylinder engine with two-barrel carburetor, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and rear axles with transverse leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanically-operated drum brakes. Wheelbase: 103.5 in.
By 1929, Henry Ford’s black-only color chart was discarded and customers had an array of hues to choose from. The list of standard equipment became longer, with features such as a combination tail and stop light, windshield wiper, front and rear bumpers, and a spartan horn. Finished in a very close rendition of Rose Beige, this phaeton is among the most elusive and desirable of Model A Fords. It was restored to a new condition and displays very little wear today, with the exception of a few paint cracks on the fenders from age. It features a radiator stone guard, a rear-mount spare with cover, and a Ford Quail mascot. The underside was meticulously restored using body color and gloss black on the mechanical parts. Only a handful of phaetons have been available in the past decade, and this example is just steps away from the show field.