Old School: 1929 Ford Roadster Street Rod – $45,000

Jan 2021 | Classifinds, Free For All Friday

As one of the last Baby Boomers ever produced, I have a respect for classic street rods. However, I rarely come across one I like well enough to consider adding to my ultimate fantasy garage.  Then I stumble upon a work of art such as this 1929 Ford Roadster here on Craigslist in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh) currently offered at $45,000.  What makes this hot rod so special in my book?  All steel body? Check. Ford power? A proper ’47 flathead massaged to make two hundred horsepower which is more than adequate for this light car.  Modern disc brakes? No, big ‘ole Buick finned aluminum drums that were the hot rodders choice before disc brake conversion kits were a thing.  Fancy aftermarket wheels? No, big steelies with chrome trim rings and poverty caps say a lot more with less. Radio? No, listen to the engine and the wind hitting your smiling face. Any modern concessions? A T-5 five-speed manual out of a Chevy S-10 likely sourced for its overdrive ratio. Bonus points for the hand-painted Mobil Pegasus on either side of the firewall.

Street rods are always hard to put a price on and in this case, it’s safe to assume you could not replicate this car for the current asking price.  Comparing that price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for a stock ’29 Ford Roadster confirms the private seller has their Street Rod priced $5,000 above this guide’s #1 “Concours” appraisal of $50,000.

Show up to any street road event in this proper roadster and you will definitely stand out from the sea of fiberglass-bodied, small block Chevy powered, ’32 Fords parked near you.  If you are serious about buying this Old School Street Rod, you can start the conversation by either calling or texting Stan at (724) 825-9976.  When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their ’29 Ford Roadster featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1929 Ford Model A Roadster/Street Rod

Steel 1929 Ford Model A body #A22617
Steel 1932 Ford radiator shroud chopped with custom built lower radiator
A-V8 Flathead Street Rod
Color is Cream with hand painted Mobil Oil Pegasus and pinstriping
Leather interior with charcoal gray carpet
Custom hood
Halleck V windshield
1932 Ford rails
Split radius rods
Superbell 4″ dropped front axle
Ford Banjo steering wheel


1947 Ford flathead V8–approx 200HP
Navarro heads and intake
Two Holley 2100 carbs
Fenton headers
Iskenderian cam–street/high performance
Johnson lifters
High flow oil pump
Full 2″ dual exhaust with glasspack mufflers


T-5 speed (Chevrolet S10)
Hydraulic clutch
Ford 9″ chrome rear end


4 Drum brakes, finned front (Buick)
Dual bowl master cylinder
Ford hubcaps


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