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Under Wraps: 1929 Ford Model A Woody

We don’t get much information or even decent photos of this 1929 Model A Woody Wagon. The seller states that they are listing it for the owner and that they weren’t provided with much information. All that they know is that the owner parked it in the barn in 1991, that is supposedly ran and drove at that point, and that it looks to be in good shape. It’s currently covered in plastic, but from what can be seen, it look like it might just be in good condition. You can have a closer look at it here on eBay in Westfield, Massachusetts with a BIN of $20k.

Model A woody wagons are quite rare so the asking might not be out of line, but it’s unlikely they will find anyone willing to even pay their opening bid price of $14k without more photos and information. Chances are it was restored prior to being parked, it’s an 89 year old car after all.

The odometer shows 9,999 miles, but that could be 109k. The mileage is likely irrelevant given the age and lack of photos. Based on the amount of corrosion and wear of the gauges, they look to be original, so perhaps the mileage is accurate.

The seller would be wise to go back and take more photos of this Ford. Even just a few photos of it with the plastic off, one of the engine and one of the front seat should be plenty to give prospective buyers a good idea of the condition. It would also be nice to know what work was done prior to being parked, but at this point we would just be happy with more photos. So do you think this one is worth the risk or will you be making a trip to Massachusetts for a closer look?


  1. Derek

    Are Model As going for that kind of money any more?

  2. Classic Steel

    Woodys are exceptions on high priced A models .

    Need more unwrapping to bid on a plastic wrapped no light vehicle 🔦💡

    plastic equals sweat and then rust!

    • Whippeteer

      Plastic isn’t particularly good for wood storage either.

  3. joeinthousandoaks

    Mystery car

  4. Steve R

    “I don’t own this car”, that’s a great way to start out ad. How about a little more information on who does, $20,000 is a big ask, without clarification.

    Steve R

  5. lbpa18

    Moist environment, under plastic for who knows how long, Id need to see a lot of the metal before I entertained a bid. I’d be very surprised to find no rust.

  6. Fred w.

    Trapped moisture in metal = rust. Trapped moisture in wood = rot.

  7. Joe Haska

    Unique way to sell a car, don’t let the buyer see it! Saves allot of time and negotiation.

  8. Chris

    You think for that price the bucket is included?

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