1929 Ford Model A Highboy - SOLD!!!

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Forget trying to be on your best behavior in this car; it won't happen. This 1929 Ford Model A Highboy is about as pure a street rod as you'll find. It combines old school elements into a modern build that will have you feeling like a teenager looking for trouble.

This car was an 8-year build culminating in 2012 with only 1600 miles since completion. It was not just slapped together with junkyard parts; rather it was carefully assembled with all new components. It has a Heritage Hot Rods body mounted on a frame from Brookville Roadster. The body was painted Hot Rod Satin Black from Kirker along with subtle pinstriping.

The suspension consists of adjustable Speedway 4-link setups front and rear. The solid front axle uses a transverse leaf spring, while the rear has QA1 Ultraride adjustable coilovers. Steering uses a Vega style box from Flaming River. Brakes are front disc / rear drum with a dual reservoir master cylinder and Speedway proportioning valve. Tires are 195/65R15 front and 275/60R17 back.

The drivetrain starts with a Chevy 350ci motor built for this car. This is a 4-bolt main 3970010 casting topped by 202 cylinder heads. Pistons are TRW 9.5:1 flat tops - perfect for the street. The motor also uses Crower rods and a Crower Hot Street Beast camshaft. There is an Edelbrock carburetor, GM HEI distributor, and ATS electric fuel pump. It all makes for a fun and reliable motor with more than enough power for such a light car. Sounds pretty mean too.

The transmission is a TH350 automatic with a B&M shift kit. The GM 10-bolt rear end contains an Auburn limited slip differential with 3.73 gears. Cooling comes from a Walker radiator with dual electric fans, while the exhaust has Sanderson headers with ceramic coating. The trunk houses a 16-gallon fuel cell.

The interior is as wild as the car itself, finished in simulated bearskin! Wow does it get the looks. The 8-ball shifter is a nice touch too. There is an EZ Wiring harness along with VDO gauges throughout. There is also a self-cancelling turn signal setup on the Ididit tilt column. You also get seat belts and a functional parking brake. Climate control? That would be the tilt-out windshield.

This car is titled as a 1929 Ford and includes a nice stack of receipts and a professional appraisal for $32,000. It is a well-built example that combines old and new features into an E-ticket ride that will have you grinning ear-to-ear. And isn't that what hot rodding is all about?

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