Vehicle Description

The silhouette of the steel body may say classic Ford, but the flames on the fenders and triple-deuce big block under the hood make sure this 1929 Ford Model A Phaeton is a true street machine.

The maroon paint has a deep clear coat luster that really highlights the gentle roll of the fenders. And the custom front bumper really lets you see the full waterfall grille design. Add in the large Ford headlights, full running boards, and genuine wire wheels, and this car is custom made to show off some great classic elements. Of course, there’s also the flames airbrushed into the front fenders and they fade around the same time you really get a clear view at the big motor. So this one does a nice job of balancing classic style within its big power heart.

We love a good Phaeton, because they have a convertible top that can keep the noon sun off your shoulders while still looking sporty. And this one even folds neatly away and has a proper boot cover. This is the kind of car that people will want to go for a ride, and so you have nice upgrades like an AM/FM/CD stereo and comfortable tweed seating in both rows. Of course, the driver’s seat is always the preferred one. There’s a Wabbit Wood Works dash full of crisp Classic Instruments gauges. The banjo-style sports steering wheel is on a tilt column, and the flame-kissed shifter is in an ideal position for your right hand.

The engine bay shows off why this one earns its hot rod style. This 454 cubic-inch block looks great on display thanks to the polished Moroso valve covers. Plus, performance car fans know the triangle air topper is a special thing for big blocks. Yes, this has a triple set of Holley dual-barrel carburetors. There are even more go-fast goodies like Edelbrock heads, an aluminum intake, and shorty headers feeding the dual exhaust. It’s a strong-running package supported by the right pieces, like an MSD ignition and an aluminum radiator w/electric fan. The big V8 is connected to a stout TH400 three-speed automatic transmission that feeds a Ford 9-inch rear end. And just like a true hot rod, you have a strong four-link suspension at both ends. Plus, there are power disc brakes up front and adjustable coil-overs in the rear.

Complete with build receipts, this is a cool-looking big block Phaeton that is the ideal mix of power and style.


Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States

See listing: 1929 Ford Model A Phaeton (from April 20, 2020)