1929 Ford Model A Phaeton

**Please note that these photographs have been supplied by the vendor **


  • Highly impressive Ford Model ‘A’
  • Older restoration, completed around 20 years ago
  • Registered in Spain as a historic vehicle since 2009
  • Previously based in Uruguay 
  • Has been unused for some time, but does start and run

The Appeal

Introduced in 1927, the Ford Model A was one of the most successful cars of its era - and the replacement for the venerable Model T. It was a simply built, easily-customised little car that came in just about every shape and body style that the public was after - indeed, they even saw use as railway locomotives and snowmobiles. 

This example was restored by a previous owner in Uruguay some twenty years ago, with great care to keep it in a sharp, period-accurate condition. The result is a stylish, coach-lined, leather-seated brown veteran that really looks the part. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 1929
  • Restored circa 2003 in Uruguay
  • Imported to Spain in 2009 and registered as a historic vehicle
  • ITV expired in 2014
  • The car has been stood static for some time and will need a service
  • Indicates 04,416 miles on a five-figure odometer
  • Sadly this can’t be verified, and odometers of the era aren’t particularly accurate

The Interior

  • Beautifully presented leather seats with a gorgeous vintage patina
  • Seats are free of rips and tears
  • Door cards and interior trim are in good order with only light wear
  • Dashboard presents well with a central shared binnacle, which appears in good order
  • As expected with a vehicle of this one’s age, only basic instrumentation is provided
  • Steering wheel presents well with a corrosion-free column
  • Handbrake, stick shift and pedals present well with no issues
  • Carpets are worn, but do suit the cabin’s patina nicely
  • The soft-top is clear to see, but we’re unaware of its condition when unfolded

The Exterior 

  • Impressive veteran bodywork with period styling
  • Bodywork looks to be in good order with no faults we can highlight
  • Deep brown paintwork carries some chips and marks with age
  • Brightwork still presents nicely with a pleasant smattering of wear
  • Distinctive grill and hood ornament presents well
  • Glasswork and lenses look in good order, with light fogging on the headlights
  • Bumpers are in good order with patina
  • To the rear, the car is carrying a covered spare wheel and an identifying nameplate
  • Car is sat on its original ‘carriage-spoke’ wheels with no faults we can spot
  • Two of the tyres to the rear look very perished and will need replacement
  • Underneath, the car shows some wear and paint loss, but is still in fine fettle

The Mechanics 

  • Powered by what appears to be a period-accurate Ford L-head I4 engine
  • 3-speed sliding-mesh manual transmission
  • Engine bay is in fair order though could use some attention
  • The car is reportedly starting and running, but hasn’t been fully inspected
  • We’ve been informed of no specific faults to the car’s operation


A beautiful survivor of Ford’s second major success - the Ford Model A is still a highly desirable piece of automotive history, and this one is sure to be a real head turner after a bit of mechanical attention.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1929
  • Make Ford
  • Model A Phaeton
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 4,416 Miles
  • Engine size 1998
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Madrid
  • Location International
  • Country Spain
Bidding history
6 bids from 5 bidders
  • saunder•••• €7,500 08/06/23
  • DINOSTA•••• €6,500 08/06/23
  • joaquim•••• €5,600 04/06/23
  • jean-pi•••• €5,500 04/06/23
  • joaquim•••• €2,600 04/06/23
  • james-b•••• €2,500 04/06/23

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