<b>1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup  </b><br />Engine no. CA112717

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1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup
Engine no. CA112717

Sold for US$ 19,800 inc. premium
1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup
Engine no. CA112717
200ci Flathead Inline-4 Cylinder Engine
Single Zenith Updraft Carburetor
40bhp at 2,200rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Semi-Elliptic Lead Springs with Three Quarter Floating Rear Axel
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

*Sporty and Practical
*Elegant color scheme
*The perfect Sunday Driver


THE FORD MODEL A

On May 26, 1927, after having produced 15 million Model Ts, Henry Ford shut down his giant River Rouge complex to retool for the famous car's long-awaited replacement. More than six months would pass before a new Ford appeared. When it did, Americans crowded into showrooms to see a car so completely re-engineered that Ford named it the Model A.

The new Model A's engine was rated at 40 horsepower, double that of the Model T. A conventional three-speed manual transmission replaced the Model T's eccentric planetary-gear transmission. The Model A included a standard electric starter, but a back-up hand-crank was included, the vendor notes this item remains correctly stowed beneath the front seat cushion of the offered example.

The original Model A design continued, with running improvements, into 1929, the year this Open Pickup (or 'roadster pickup') was built. Originally priced at $445, the Open Pickup featured a non-folding canvas top that could be easily removed. As with most Model A Ford commercial cars, the Open Pickup's radiator shell and headlamp buckets were finished from the factory in black; dealers and subsequent owners frequently upgraded the appearance by adding the passenger car's chromed radiator shell.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Ford produced more than five million Model As from 1928 to 1931, of which only a miniscule number were Open Pickups. The enduring popularity of the Model A Ford among collectors has ensured that parts needed to keep surviving examples fully functional and road-worthy remain plentiful.

Finished in Desert Sand of tan leather with a black top, this lovely pickup was acquired by the present owner in the summer of 2008. Used sparingly for 'Sunday drives', it had been restored prior to their acquisition and has been regularly maintained and garaged.

The authentic American character of the Model A Ford is especially apparent in this Open Pickup. Presented with a patina befitting a well-kept vehicle that has faithfully earned its keep over the decades, it stands ready to serve its next owner.

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<b>1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup  </b><br />Engine no. CA112717
<b>1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup  </b><br />Engine no. CA112717
<b>1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup  </b><br />Engine no. CA112717
<b>1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup  </b><br />Engine no. CA112717
<b>1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup  </b><br />Engine no. CA112717
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