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Lot 118: Ford Model A Touer

Classic & Sports Cars, Barons (28 April 2009)

The long delays in the launching of Henry Ford's Model "A" very nearly sank the company, despite having sold 15 million Model "T" cars over the previous 19 years. The extended gestation period for the Model "A" was a customer relations nightmare yet, when the car was finally launched, in 1928 it was a huge success. By 1930 Ford were out performing Chevrolet by 2 to 1 and Plymouth by an amazing 14 to 1. The Model "A" proved to be a very popular car and continuos development helped to maintain its position for over a decade. Offered here is a 1929 four Phaeton, which is said to have benefited from an engine rebuild in 2004, since when it has been used for A Club rallies and showing. Previously owned by a member of the Hampshire Vehicle Preservation Society and a regular at the Queen Elizabeth Park annual show (where it was a prize winner), the car is described as being in good usable condition. Finished in green with black wings, the car has brown leather interior and has been equipped with a new soft top within the last year or so. A great opportunity to get into pre-war American motoring but with the benefit of RHD and a torquey 2.0 litre, four cylinder engine, which makes these cars relatively usable.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Sports Cars
Barons,
TypeCar
Lot Number118
Estimate£8000-£10000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1929
Condition rating
Registration numberDS7898
Mileage-
Chassis numberCA772-49
Engine numberA2354424
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors