The Charlie Thomas Collection | Lot 256
1929 Ford Model A Business Coupe
$29,700 USD | Sold
| Grapevine, Texas
20 October 2012
Style 54-A. Est. 65 bhp, 200.4 cu. in. inline L-head four-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 103.5 in.
The business coupe was a mid-year addition to Ford’s Model A line in 1928. A basic, economical car, it was first offered with blind rear quarters and a limited number of color and interior options. For 1929, the business coupe was given oval “porthole” windows, the type now called “opera windows,” and additional interior combinations became available.
This car was the recipient of a body-off professional restoration last season. It is finished in Wedgewood Green with black fenders and wheels and has the correct Spanish Brown colonial-grain artificial leather interior. The engine was completely rebuilt and has been fitted with a Weber downdraft two-barrel carburetor and manifold for enhanced performance. Accessories include whitewall tires, nickel valve stems, and the coveted quail radiator cap. The rear-mounted spare has a canvas cover, and a deluxe car cover is included in the sale. A fine example of a limited-production Model A, it will be an excellent addition to any Ford collection.