1929 Ford Model A

Sprint Car

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1929
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Tuesday 1st December 2009
Registration Number: N/A Chassis Number: A4618025
Henry Ford started more than a transport revolution for the masses when he designed the Ford Model T. Almost immediately it was set-upon by racers who appreciated its financial accessibility and its seemingly infinite tuning potential. When Ford’s Model A was announced in 1927, the would-be racers were more than ready with their plans to go racing. One of America’s indigenous motor sports was oval racing – literally thousands of 1-mile short circuits had sprung up all over the country – no self respecting town was without one. This was a hard – and dangerous – discipline, which drew in the crowds on a Saturday night. By harnessing the rugged drive trains of Ford’s finest, many small independent outfits fabricated their single seater Sprint cars to remarkable effect. Whilst the stock items were basic – their workm