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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by uglydog56, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. uglydog56
    Joined: Apr 8, 2008
    Posts: 331


    My brother has lusted after a neighbor's old model a for about 10 years. Ross has tried to buy it multiple times, but the old man wouldn't sell it, because he wanted to save it for his kids. Well, the neighbor died a few months ago, and the family just sold my brother the car, as none of them had a place to put it, or a particular desire to own it. It's a 29 model a sedan - 1 owner! Total modifications include an engine rebuild in 1987 (stock), and a repaint in 2011 to factory colors. It has been driven daily up until last fall. He paid the princely sum of $6000! How awesome is that?

    Plans are currently to leave it alone, as it is in such good condition. I started talking about offy heads and roof chops until I saw the pics. This one should probably be left stock. Pics to follow if you want to see them.
  2. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,856


    Sounds like a good deal, looking forward to seeing the photos. Bob
  3. We need pictures.:D
  4. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 2,129

    stuart in mn

    Pretty amazing. The owner must have been well over 100 years old if he bought it new.

  5. johnny bondo
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,547

    johnny bondo
    from illinois

    not every car should be hotrodded. keep that one stock, dont even transfer the title, and if you do keep the old one if you can.
  6. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 5,551

    from Berry, AL

    Wow, the owner would have been 101 if he bought it at age 16! Sounds like a great deal, I agree, it should stay a stocker.
  7. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
    Posts: 2,878


    If you do any changes make them bolt on changes. Keep all the original parts.
  8. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    Is it a Tudor or Fordor? Sedan is a general term.

    It is nice to capture a car in your own neighborhood. A one-owner Model A from 1931 is 83 years old so your brother's neighbor would have been at least 103 IF he was 20 we purchasing the car NEW.
    The title would be the indicator there. No matter though, a nice story, true or not, attached to a nice car doesn't change the value of the car.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2014
  9. 39 chevy kustom
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 427

    39 chevy kustom

    We need photos!!! Didn't happen without photos.

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  10. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,273

    Blue One
    from Alberta


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  11. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 7,716


    Sounds awesome! Pics please!
  12. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,635

    from South Indy

    Come on now!!!

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  13. 56shoebox
    Joined: Sep 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,106


    OMG! That dogs photo is killing me. I am crying.
  14. CGkidd
    Joined: Mar 2, 2002
    Posts: 2,878


    We need pics...
  15. Where's the photos? HRP
  16. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Don't listen to the old women on this board. There are thousands of restored Model A' out there. If you want a hot rod......make one out of it. Just try to avoid the "chop the shit out of it" or "it will make a nice rat rod" line of thinking and you will end up with a nicely built traditional hot rod that will more than likely be worth more than a restored stocker.

  17. bt34
    Joined: Dec 22, 2006
    Posts: 288


    This one...???
    no ??

    That's cause its mine but at least there is a pic....:p

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  18. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,805


    The OP robably shouldn't make a hot rod out of his brothers car unless his brother agrees to it.
  19. my47buicksuper
    Joined: May 23, 2013
    Posts: 294

    from sunny fl.

    You asked use if we wanted pics (that's like asking a fat kid if he wants to finish the left over cake frosting, uh yeah but still no pics that's like throwing that frosting jar right out the window in front of said fat kid . What the h

    I got a funny urge to go eat some cake now ,
  20. my47buicksuper
    Joined: May 23, 2013
    Posts: 294

    from sunny fl.

    And no on the mods, it made it this long stock help it make another (almost) 100 years
  21. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    Lesse pics.
  22. Sphynx
    Joined: Jan 31, 2009
    Posts: 1,142

    from Central Fl

    No pics it didn't happen

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