CHASSIS NO: A2211710
• Frame-off restoration completed by Nick Alexander
• First year of production for Model A Station Wagon
• Manila Brown exterior with elegant red spoke wheels
• Accessorized with correct side curtains
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201 cid four-cylinder engine, 40 HP, three-speed manual transmission; wheelbase: 103.5”
Making its public debut in early 1929, Ford introduced the all-new Model A Station Wagon. Positioned as Ford’s second most expensive model in 1929, behind the elegant open front town car, the wagons were initially marketed toward country clubs, hotels, and large estates. For good reason; their inviting appearance could be credited to their sporty and roomy interiors, as well as their richly varnished craftsman-style maple, birch, and basswood bodies. Combined with its upscale appearance was its high utility value. With comfortable seating for six and ample space for luggage with the lowered tailgate, the Model A Station Wagons proved to be the ultimate transporter for any destination. By the end of 1929, Ford had constructed over 1,500,000 Model As. Of those, only 4,954 were Station Wagons. With such a scarce number produced, and the fact that they were used to carry as many people as they could day in and day out, the chances of them surviving were low and the chances of finding a solid example is even lower.
Offered here is an exceptional example of a well-loved and well-restored 1929 Ford Model A Station Wagon. Before it made its way into the Steelewood Collection, it spent most of its life as an estate car in the sunny state of Florida. Once acquired by its current owner, the car went through a frame-off restoration commissioned by one of the best in the woodie field, Nick Alexander. Presented in its factory-correct Manila Brown with black fenders, it is offset by its well-varnished wood panels and elegant red spoke wheels. Looking at this car up close, it is easy to see how much time and planning went into this frame-off restoration. The outside features excellent chrome work on the grille, headlights, and door handles, along with a driver's side sidemounted spare tire. This Model A also features multiple new items including tires and black vinyl upholstered roof, as well as new side curtains for inclimate weather.
Lift the hood and you will find the exceptionally clean four-cylinder engine, mechanically sound and in running form. The engine features factory-correct components and on low idle, one can clearly hear each cylinder fire in musical fashion. Backed by a three-speed manual transmission, this Model A is ready to be toured through town or country on any given day.
The handsome interior has been brought back to its factory original appearance and glory. Featuring seating for six, the seats have been reupholstered with black leatherette for ultimate comfort. The interior roof has been replaced with well-varnished maple wood panels that depict a warm and inviting tone to the cabin. Attached to the steering wheel is a lever that controls the automatic wiper on the windshield, an equipment option that was ahead of its time in the ‘20s.
Restored by one of the best in the country and produced in limited numbers, this beautiful 1929 Model A Station Wagon is sure to draw the attention of any car enthusiast and automotive historian.