1929 Ford Model A Phaeton
Simplicity was the Phaeton's strength. As one of the lowest-priced Fords, it was certainly basic, but the basic goodness of the Model A design makes it special. In true late 1920's styling, a convertible top, running boards, and 4 square doors, lend themselves to “Phaeton” meaning light and airy carriage or vintage touring car.
A finely finished rebuild, and many user-friendly upgrades, make this 1929 Phaeton a treat to look at and fun to drive. Interestingly, the car retains much of its original design, but strength and performance modifications now put it into the class of street rod.
An all steel body, front fenders, running boards, and hood, painted in maroon, shows lightly touched black airbrushed flames on the front fenders. Rear fiberglass fenders frame tan rimmed edging chrome spoked wheels and performance radial tires. Small re-chromed vintage taillights blaze the word STOP when the brake pedal is depressed. Original bumpers have been streamlined to chromed metal piping, and the gas tank has been conveniently moved from its original cowling position to the rear of the vehicle. Resting between front and rear fenders, are chrome edged, and horizontal ribbed rubber over steel running boards. Side engine cowlings have been removed to allow the viewer to get a peek of the highly chromed power plant and the polished stainless headers. The front grille retains its original design and is adorned by large period style sealed beam headlamps. Topping the car off is a canvas convertible top which stretches the length of the passenger compartment.
Tan, Black and minutely speckled color tweed sewn in a vertical tufted pattern surrounded by black vinyl piping frame the front and rear bench seats, as well as the door panels. Black carpeting throughout the floor gives a nice contrast to the upholstery and is in near flawless condition. A banjo style steering wheel attached to a chromed adjustable height steering column is backed by a full-length olive burl dashboard. A cluster of new gauges have been added, as well as an AM/FM/CD player. The ignition switch is located under the driver's seat, as well as a battery shutoff switch.
A 454ci V8 engine fed by (3) Holly 2-barrel carburetors, powers a 3-speed automatic transmission. A straight axle 4-link front suspension is beautifully done in all polished or brushed chrome and can be seen from the front view of the car and presents beautifully. Rear suspension is 4-link coil overs. Both front and rear 15 “ spoked wheels have 205/60 R15 radials in the front, and 245/60 R15 rear radials. This Ford has been equipped with front disc, and rear drum power brakes. A dual performance exhaust shows polished chromed tailpipes peeking from underneath.
Extras and Documentation
Like new side curtains, with a canvas case, and a convertible boot with a canvas case, come with this car. A 3-ring notebook of receipts, manuals, and parts that went into this build is also included.
This beautifully styled and upgraded Phaeton drives and sounds off beautifully. Not your typical street rod model pick, seeing this car in person will change your mind, driving this car will change your mouth... to a smile.