Nearly 100 years under its belt, and it's still a healthy runner.
American automotive history will always have the Ford Model T as the flag-bearer. Still, its successor, the Model A, introduced for the 1928 model year, was equally successful, with millions of units sold over four years of production. And one of them, still working and running, is now looking for a new owner on Bring a Trailer.
This 1929 Ford Model A Fordor (four-door) Sedan is resplendent in timeless metallic green with sleek black fenders and a black vinyl roof insert, and stands as a living testament to that bygone era. This vintage Ford is immaculately preserved, far removed from the hot rod movement of the succeeding era.
The 94-year-old vintage car boasts eye-catching 21-inch wire-spoke wheels adorned with replica Garfield whitewall tires. These wheels are more than mere accessories; they represent a time when style was paramount and elegance was the norm. Complementing this vintage charm, matching spare tires are prominently displayed on each front fender.
It is easy to compare how spartan the old cars were compared to modern ones - like the Mustang Mach-E - but the interior of this time-honored classic offers a glimpse into a world of comfort and vintage allure. Swathed in green velour upholstery, the cabin exudes a sense of nostalgia. Door panels that whisper stories of yesteryears and plush gray carpets complete the ambiance.
While the horn button may occasionally prove temperamental, and the windshield wiper motor and dome light need attention, these quirks are part of its nearly century-old character. Thankfully, modern Fords do not suffer the same problems, or do they?
Glancing at the dashboard, you'll discover an inoperative speedometer, an ammeter, and a fuel-level gauge, a reminder of a time when these instruments were cutting-edge technology. The silent five-digit odometer is a testament to this sedan's countless journeys.
Beneath the hood lies the beating heart of this automotive legend: a 201 ci L-head inline-four engine that delivers 40 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. Despite a 15-year slumber, the engine is up and running again after a refurb this year. The fuel tank was drained, fluids refreshed, and the distributor cap and spark plugs were replaced. The sale includes a spare radiator, a token of its journey through time.
Power is transferred to the rear wheels through a sliding-gear three-speed manual transmission. Bearing chassis number 1912724 and displaying 40,000 miles (though its accuracy is doubtful if the speedometer isn't working), this Ford Model A Fordor Sedan is ready for another chapter in its storied life.
This classic Ford has just been listed on Bring a Trailer with no reserve, so you have a few days at the time of writing to snag it and own a piece of American automotive history.