Old School: 1929 Ford Roadster Street Rod – SOLD!

May 2021 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Free For All Friday

June 6, 2021 Update – while this “Classifind” expired recently, given the seller’s past history we suspect may not actually be sold yet.  For now, we’re labeling this ride “Sold?” However, we will keep an eye out for an updated listing. In the interim, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

May 8, 2021 Update – After a two-month hiatus having us believe this ’29 Hot Rod had sold, we just spotted a fresh listing for the same $45,000 asking price as earlier this year.

March 4, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” until we found out otherwise.

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 originally listed in January 2021 and then relisted in May 2021 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.

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

ENGINE

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

TRANSMISSION

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

BRAKES

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

$45,000.00

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