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SOLD!!!! Price Reduced! Barn Find 1950's Hot Rod, '29 Model A Roadster On '32 Rails, Runs /Drives

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  1. missysdad1
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    City: Alvarado

    State: TEXAS!
    Price: SOLD
    Barn Find Hot Rod! '29 Model A roadster on '32 Rails! Here's your chance to own and drive a real-deal vintage hot rod from back in the day! Typical early '50s parts and construction including stretched Dago axle, Z'd frame, filled wheel wells, SW gauges and Bendix brakes. Indications are it's had several owners, each making changes. The early 289 motor, 3-speed manual, some funky bucket seats, air shocks and later wheels/tires WERE ADDED LATER by a previous owner(s) to "upgrade" the "old car" which was probably powered by an early OHV engine when it was first built. The open driveshaft rear end looks to be '50s Chevy with homebuilt fabricated ladder bars and coil springs. Body is very good, showing little rust and the same rough-but-solid character as the chassis, full genuine patina on the entire car. The windshield is from an early closed car, as-built back in the day. Headlight stands fabricated from Model A fender braces. A very interesting car with all the '50s authenticity one could ever want in a hot rod. Good paperwork, runs and drives. Pull out the SBF, drop in a vintage Olds, Caddy or Y-block OHV, trash the bucket seats, bolt on some period-correct wheels and you're good to go. Paperwork is clean, registration is current. PM for more info. More photos available via phone messenger. Leave phone number if you want a call-back. No pen-pals, please, only seriously interested parties. Thanks.

    NOTE: This car is listed here because I want to sell it. If you are interested in the car but don't like the price, contact me. The listed price is a starting point, not etched in stone. I'm not interested in stupid low offers so please, be considerate, don't waste my time and I won't waste yours. Thanks.

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    This car is an incredible find! There's no doubt that the first build was back in the 1950s. Everywhere you look there are vintage cues, mixed with later changes done by several different owners over the years. Best of all, the car has not been cosmetically restored since it was first built, and bears the genuine patina of decades of use, neglect, and then use again as the years went by. It's ready to be re-powered with a vintage motor, perhaps an Olds or Caddy OHV, and refitted with more appropriate wheels and tires to recapture the rustic hot rod flavor it had when it was first put together. It's not often that an unmolested vintage hot rod like this one surfaces and is offered for sale. PM for more information, price is somewhat negotiable.
     
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    This is a great piece of hot rod history, built in the '50s with only minor upgrades since being built from what I can tell. It's currently running and driving with a swapped-in early 289 motor and 3-speed manual transmission but needs to be re-powered with a more traditional motor and transmission such as a Ford Y-block, an Olds or Caddy OHV, but would be really awesome with something a little bit different such as a Studebaker or Packard V8. It's also begging for some more traditional wheels that are more in keeping with the overall theme. Still available at a reduced price.
     
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    Still unclaimed, so I'm going to drop the price again. This car is just begging for a new owner who will appreciate what it was when it was first built back in the '50s or early '60s...and the willingness to bring it back to its former self. Picture it with a vintage motor in place of the 289 that's in it now, perhaps an early Olds or Caddy OHV. Or...perhaps a Studebaker, Packard or DeSoto V8. Painted "steelies" with big 'n' little Firestones - or better yet, how about some dirt track tires from Coker? Hmmmm.... It's running and driving right now, so you can enjoy it while you're gathering parts for an authentic re-do. PM for more info. Thanks!
     

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    Still available. Not a car for everybody, but for the right guy who is looking for a real-deal historical hot rod this one is perfect...well, almost. It needs an early V8 motor and more traditional wheels/tires to be spot-on. It has gone through a couple of owners who tried to "make it better" by updating with modern parts. Fortunately it can easily be retrofitted to the way it was when first built. It could be yours...
     
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    We all know the story. Anonymous young man builds a really good hot rod back in the day. The car gets sold and goes through several hands, each one changing it, upgrading it, modifying it to his own taste...and in the process ruins what the car once was. Eventually the car falls into disrepair and gets pushed off into the back yard where it sits, and sits and sits. That's pretty much the story here. This old hot rod is just waiting for the right guy to see through the ruin and be willing to bring it back to what it once was. The bones show how it used to be, here's your chance to bring it back.
     
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    Squint your eyes and imagine this car with '40 steelies, big 'n' little Firestones and a Caddy V8...
     
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    Everybody is looking for an old hot rod from "back in the day". Well, here it is...
     
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    No fake patina needed, this one's the real thing! Ready to roll from the '50s to now!
     
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    Price reduced again. Hard to believe nobody wants this living piece of hot rod history for what it is. Still available, lower price.
     
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    Still available, still very cool!
     
  12. missysdad1
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    A very nice piece of hot rod history, can be yours! Still available.
     
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    Still available!
     

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