Bonhams | 2018-06-03 | Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction | Venue : 100 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT 06830
Lot No. : 121
Year : 1929
Engine Size : -
Engine No. : #A2343707
Estimate : US$ 22,000 - 28,000
US$ 19,040
Ford Model A Phaeton Sold


200ci L-Head Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
40bhp at 2,200rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
*Offered from the Arnold E. Petsche Estate Collection
*Beautifully restored example of the desirable open-top Phaeton model
*Elegant and appropriate livery
*Ready for local concours or touring events
When introduced on October 22nd, 1927 – yet not sold until December 2nd that same year - the new Ford Model A was a radically different car from the Model T it replaced. The world had been waiting, as Henry Ford had indeed dragged out the introduction of his new motorcar for the masses. Although a flat-head four-cylinder engine remained, displacement climbed from 176cid to 200cid and horsepower doubled from 20 to 40. Meanwhile, the two-speed planetary transmission was replaced by a conventional clutch and three-speed manual unit. As with the Model T, suspension consisted of a pair of live axles with a pair of transverse leaf-springs.
Ford's new model was just as sturdy and reliable. It was also considerably more comfortable than its predecessor, although model for model it carried a price approximately $100 higher. While production was slow to start, by 1928 volumes were climbing. For 1929 sales were in full stride, and Ford was again fighting for market supremacy against its main rival; Chevrolet.
This beautiful 1929 Model A Ford has been treated to a comprehensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration some decades ago. It is said that the car was shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance at some point in the past, although this has not been documented at the time of cataloging. The sporting Phaeton bodywork is painted in a suitable and period-looking Sage Green color, with a neatly contrasting brown beltline and black fenders and wheels. The interior and top are all in very good condition and displays only light signs of aging. A very fine Model A Ford indeed.

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