Auburn Spring

Auburn Auction Park
29 May - 1 June 2019
Lot 6090

1929 Ford Model A Coupe


$18,150 USD | Sold

United States | Auburn, Indiana



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  • 201 cu. in. L-head inline four-cylinder engine
  • Three-speed sliding gear transmission
  • High-quality, professional restoration
  • Improved and dialed in for enjoyment on the road

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 individual enthusiasts as well as in the world’s finest collections. With its universal appeal and historical significance, the Model A is a 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, on-the-button and ready to delight its next keeper with many pleasurable miles.