1929 Ford Model A Roadster Perhaps one of the simplest mass-produced automobiles to leave the assembly line, volumes have been written, and rewritten, about the Model A and how it came into being. Of the five drop-top models -- Roadster, Deluxe Roadster, Deluxe Phaeton, Cabriolet and Convertible Sedan -- the single most popular model was, and perhaps still is, our featured Roadsters. The high production numbers can be attributed to the fact that they were available all four years of the Model A\'s lifespan and they boasted a low starting price -- near $400 for the standard model. By the summer of 1930 though, roadster production had declined sharply. In an attempt to reverse the trend, Ford introduced the dressier Deluxe Roadster in August of 1930. Though Model A aficionados group their beloved vehicles into two categories -- 1928-\'29 and 1930-\'31 due to exterior design variations during the four-year run -- Ford built well over 4 million examples in all their incarnations, meaning that they still can be easily found for sale at very affordable prices. Thx to Hemmings.com This very original 1929 Ford Model A Roadster was the beneficiary of a high end frame off restoration in 2006 with a detailed chassis and undercarriage, rebuilt original engine with a touring grind camshaft and an overbore on the cylinders, is sporting excellent chrome, and even has its side curtains and door arm protectors. A few very minor faults, a nice era correct color combination for this very strong running and well showing slice of Americana pie. Grab your fork and let\'s have a bite shall we? Exterior Very nicely applied Rose Beige paint adorns most of the body, save for the orange pinstriped brown belting running through the center of the car and around the passenger\'s compartment. Also, black fenders connected by a running board and thin pinstriped brown rocker panel above are seen. Orange 21-inch metal wire spoked wheels are on all four corners and are wrapped with wide whites and fit the overall package just perfectly. The paint presents very nicely with only a few minor cracks being noted on the rumble seat lid. A rear luggage rack neatly folds up to meet the black covered spare tire on the rear and dual LED taillights and dual curved bumpers are hanging below the lights and framing the trunk. We note the addition of a stainless steel fuel tank with an electric fuel pump at the rear of the car Running board step plates are on and a chromed radiator surround with chrome mesh grille guard is topped with a traditional quail in flight radiator cap and temperature gauge. Dual side mirrors and wind wings are noted as are chrome laden cowl lighting to help guide your way. All chrome has a nice shine with mirror-like reflections throughout. Windshield glass is crystal clear and the folding canvas Lebaron-Bonney top is in good condition and sports a glass rear window. Interior A comfortable gray textured vinyl grabs you into the single bench seat and allows for the driver and passenger to sit close and spoon while driving, (not recommended!). A swooping upper and lower dash with a Rose Beige finish remain true to form as things were in 1929. Nary a flaw is seen in the dash front and it houses the Ford mask style instrument cluster in a brushed aluminum, which along with the factory gauges is looking just fab. Gray carpeting is present covering the flooring and holds the factory shifter and handbrake. The factory steering column is present and accounted for and is topped with the correct black plastic steering wheel with throttle and spark advance levers. Drivetrain The original 201ci 4-cylinder that has been rebuilt and bored .040 over then fitted with touring grind camshaft resides under the dual side cowled opening hood. A 1-barrel carburetor feeds this mill and helps to produce a touch more than the factory rated 40hp. This mill is connected to a 3-speed manual transmission and sends power rearward to a 3.78 gea
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