1929 Ford Woody Station Wagon

Middletown, CT 06457
United States

1929 Ford Woody
Good / Fair
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Category  Classic Cars

1929 Ford Model A Woody Station Wagon/Depot Hack 29 was the first year for the woody station wagon body style from Ford. This one, which is believed to wear it's original wood, is a Murray bodied car and still carries it's original brass tags. The metal hardware is all original as well. The engine is coded as a 1931 and as such is not original to the car. The odometer reads just less than 48000, also believed to be actual miles. It is equipped with a waffle type exhaust manifold which .....
indicates it would have had a heater set up and the taped up hole in the firewall shows that was probably the case. The owner doesn't think he has the heater set up though. Although there is surface rust beneath, there is no rot on the car. The lacquer paint on both the hood and fenders shows some cracking. While I might clean things up a bit, give her a good cut and wax job, put new tires on her and clean the interior up a little more, I'd enjoy her just as she is in full original patina. Very solid, she would be a great foundation for a full restoration if someone was so inclined. The engine starts right up and runs and drives easily. The brakes work great for rod operated drums and there is a new front leaf spring fitted. Lights work, gauges work. The seats are a heavy duty vinyl and are done how they would have been in the 30's. The car has been maintained with oil changes and regular lube jobs along with replacement of needed items like the front spring. There is a small hole in the top that does currently allow water in but that can be patched without too much difficulty. I'd say the only thing this car needs to be road ready, overall, would be new tires, the current units are either bald or dry cracked or both... Asking price is $18,000 or best offer. Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see in person or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks for the interest.
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AutoArcheologist David Brill
Auto Archeology

Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.

That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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