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1929 Ford Model A Coupe 5 Window Rumble Seat - Engine rebuilt w 10 miles

1929 Ford Model A 5 Window Coupe w Rumble Seat

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Model A
SubModel: 3 Speed
Type: Coupe
Trim: 5 Window Coupe w Rumble Seat
Year: 1929
Mileage: 10
VIN: 1GYEK63N53R200683
Color: Black and Tan, Red accents
Engine: A400
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 3 Speed w Reverse
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
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Description for Ford Model A 1929

This Model A has an engine that was rebuilt and has only 10 miles of test driving and 1 parade on 7/4/2018. The vehicle was my Grandfathers and I just completed the restoration using all his parts. It is not perfect, but runs great and drivable. The engine was rebuilt in 1993 and I have the spec sheet, last year I stripped it down to just the block and head, checked everything, replaces gaskets, bolts, oil pump, new Nu-Rex distributor, generator overhauled, new 6v battery, new hoses, etc. Body work is average to good, frame, transmission, drive train in good shape. Steering has shimmy, likely ball joints. Horn works but not correct model, lights do not work. Sold as is.
Pics, videos and restoration work on Facebook page....https://www.facebook.com/PVJ1929ModelARestoration/

On Jul-11-18 at 10:25:01 PDT, seller added the following information:

The back story....this was my grandfathers dream, he was a mechanic for Ford and Ford Racing his whole life, he was a mechanical genius and personal friends with AJ Foyt....even worked on Foyts car, and Foyt didn't let many touch his car. He bought and fixed up a used car for all 10 of his grandkids and continued to work out of his garage after retirement, every day all day....cars, specifically Fords, were his passion......but most specifically the Modal A, it was his dream car back in the day and he had the dream to restore one and drive in parade. After his wife passed away in 1993, he purchased this model A and began the restoration. Again, he was a mechanic so he over hauled the engine (bored out, I have the spec sheet) and then overhauled the transmission. He kept it a 6v system and then got sick and the car went to his daughter, where she stored it for 18 years. I have no way of knowing the condition of the car when he bought and how much work he did, but when I bought it on May 1, 2017 last year, it had almost everything to make it work. I was not interested in making it perfect, it was to be his car.....so I used every part that he had and that came with it to make her purr again....and she did. Only six weeks after picking her up, dismantling the engine and putting it all beck together with correct bolts/nuts/gaskets and painting every part, she started right up. I had the generator 3rd brush adjusted, replaced the ammeter, replaced oil pump, cleaned oil pan, replace distributor with Nu-Rex, new plugs/wires, new hoses, tested radiator successfully, and rebuilt the horn (not correct version but works). Then to the body work....body work is difficult on an 89 year old car unless you complete disassemble and sand blast, which I did not have the time or capacity to do. We did minor body work, got it the best we could and primed and painted in mid-June of 2018. The paint is not original color and is a single stage enamel. This is a great car to continue to improve, but that is mechanically sound and drivable. Note there is a shimmy in the steering, likely ball joints or sway bar connector, but nothing major. I did what I set out to do and that is complete my Grandfathers restoration of HIS car, but it is not my hobby and now I hope to sell it to someone who will continue to improve, restore, maintain and drive this classic car and extend it's life beyond 90 and hopefully 100 years!!!