3951 Higuera Street
Culver City, CA
It is not an overstatement to say that the 1928 Ford Model A changed the world. This amazing automobile showed how large and important the automobile was to the young and booming country. On the day the car was introduced, 10 million people, 10% of the US population, went to see it in person. A completely newly designed, sleek automobile that could do 40 miles per hour, was easy to drive and it looked magnificent. It cost $500. Five million were sold.
We are fortunate to be able to present this wonderfully done example of how a Model A Roadster should look and run. Almost a hundred years old, it is in magnificent condition. Our owner has judged Model A cars at national conventions and he upholds high standards. This beautiful Niagara Blue Model A Roadster underwent a complete restoration in 1980. Upon completion, the car was parked in a very clean and dry place for the next forty-one years. The restored state of the car was maintained and the restoration looks almost new. The car is almost completely original except for a very few exceptions which include a 12V system with alternator and turn signals. Our owner bought the car with thirty miles on the odometer, the mileage is now 55 miles since restoration.
This Niagara Blue with black Fenders is the factory color of our Model A. The car was painted the same type lacquer that was used on it at the Ford factory. The restoration has held up very well. The quality of the finish is smooth and the paint flows along the body lines. It is tastefully accented by the simple light yellow pinstripe that follows the curve of the rear toward the bumper. All of the sheet metal is straight, has no dents and is rust free. A MotoMeter sits atop the chrome radiator up front. Our Roadster has the innovative rumble seat at the rear. It has been reupholstered with material like the original, a supple saddle color that compliments the blue body perfectly. The convertible top is in excellent condition. It is durable and tight. The whitewall tires are new, they surround the black original wire wheels. The innovative Ford Triplex Safety windshield, original doors, hood and both graceful bumpers all testify to the great condition of this Model A Roadster.
The interior of our Model A is a straightforward affair consisting of the comfortable bench seat that is covered with the same durable vinyl fabric as is the rumble seat and door panels. The steel dash is also Niagara Blue and the chrome insert houses the ammeter, odometer, gas gauge and the ignition key. All correct and just like the came from the Ford factory. The one addition to the interior is the turn signal controller strapped to the steering column just below the factory steering wheel. The shift lever for the 3 speed manual transmission, the hand brake and pedals round out the rest of our interior. It is beautiful in its simplicity and execution.
The car has been driven only 55 miles since restoration. When our owner took delivery of his Model A, he was ready with a few items - four brand new tires, battery, and a rebuilt Model A carb. These items were installed, the points were cleaned and set and the car was running on the very first day. The fuel gauge works as it should and the cork float has been replaced. Nothing else has been needed. Recently a new fuel filter has been installed to make sure no dirt gets in the fuel system. The 200 cubic inch 4-cylinder cast iron and three speed manual transmission work perfectly. The engine may not be the unit that came in the car originally. In that time, new and rebuilt motors were very common. When the restoration was done in 1980, the entire car was taken apart and completely rebuilt. Aside from new nuts and bolts, the car is original. The car runs strong and as it should. The shifting is smooth, the brakes work fine and stop the car. The shocks are good, the steering works and no free play is detected. A tight, tuned, well running Model A Roadster.
Our owner states that there are two very small places where the blue paint is separating from the metal. One has to look closely to see them. The alternator and turn signals are not original to the car, but everything else is.
This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a gorgeous, very collectible. pre-war Ford Model A. Good luck bidding.
Listed for auction at www.Clasiq.com
Auction Ends 5/24
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