1929 Ford Model A
Coupe Car for sale by Diversion Motors in Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220
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This 1929 Ford Model A is a classic build with an old-school flair. It’s the kind of car that helped coin the term “hot rod”. Hailing from Louisiana and titled as a 1929 Ford, this 5-window coupe really grabs your eyes and ears with a take-no-prisoners feel.
The all-steel body has been chopped and channeled while the roof opening has been filled. It sits on an aftermarket frame that is fully boxed and much stronger than the original. The black paint features subtle red pinstriping throughout. There is also a 1932 front grille along with very dark window tint (easily removed if desired). The WWII “A” gasoline ration sticker is a nostalgic touch too. Additional features include spoked wheels in front and steelies in back, with wide whitewall tires all around. The original fuel tank has been replaced by a trunk mounted cell.
The engine is a freshly rebuilt 355 cubic inch Chevy small block. It uses a solid lifter Isky camshaft that is great on the street and has that solid lifter sound (especially nice with an exposed engine bay). The high rise Edelbrock tri-power intake manifold is topped off by three Rochester carbs with a progressive throttle linkage. Other highlights include a Mallory distributor and a racing alternator, while the finned valve covers and spiked air cleaners look right at home.
The transmission is a TH350 automatic feeding a Ford 8” rear end. A driveshaft hoop is present as well. The long-arm suspension ties into the single transverse leaf in front, while the rear axle has adjustable coilovers and a Panhard bar. The steering mechanism is an original style setup. The brakes are hydraulic drums all around with a parking brake.
The black-and-red interior has a nicely finished bench seat with matching door panels and a black headliner. The red dashboard has white pinstriping and houses modern oil / temp / volt gauges in an original Model A cluster. There is also a prism for watching stoplights which is very useful with the chopped top and visor. A fuel gauge and tachometer have been added along with manual turn signals. The door windows operate properly and the windshield still tilts out. Note this car does not have wipers or seat belts.
This is one of those cars that just seems to have a presence about it. It captures so many vintage hot rod features and presents them in a fun and reliable package. And while not a trailer queen that you might be afraid to drive, you can still take it to shows and do well. Just try to stay out of trouble as you’re not going to talk your way out of any tickets in this one.
Classic Car ID101429709
CategoryHot Rods & Customs
Transmission3 Speed Automatic
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