We haven’t featured many hot rods here on Barn Finds, but occasionally we find one that is claimed to have been built back in the day so we can’t resist. There is just something cool about a car that is period correct because it was actually built in that period. The seller claims that they purchased this 1929 Ford from a guy who had it stashed in their basement and that it hadn’t been on the road since 1959. It is located in Paso Robles, California and is listed here on eBay with bidding starting at $200.
All the work needed to get this little terror back on the road has already been completed. The little bit of metal work needed is done and most of the wiring has been replaced. We are not sure how much of the paint is original and how much of it is rattle-can black primer though. The listing makes us think that the seller attempted to keep things as original as possible while still making the car safe to drive.
In place of the traditional V8, this four cylinder fills up the gap between the frame rails. It has obviously been gone through recently with new gaskets and paint. The next owner will just have to make the decision if they want to stick with the four or upgrade to a flathead V8. We would want to see how this one goes before making up our minds.
Some videos were just uploaded so you can hear this Model A run and get a better idea of the car’s overall condition. The mechanical simplicity is appealing and the claimed history makes it even more interesting. Looks like a fun ride too, if not slightly frightening. But isn’t that what makes hot rods so great anyway?