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Old 03-09-2021, 07:59 PM   #1
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Is this a Model A Town Car?


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Old 03-09-2021, 08:28 PM   #2
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Yes tis, but in current condition, you need to provide a note from your Cardio Doctor. before viewing.
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Old 03-09-2021, 10:29 PM   #3
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Yes that is the 1930 Town Car in New York. It has been for sale for many years.



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Old 03-10-2021, 06:38 AM   #4
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Last asking 50,000. a real bargain!
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Old 03-10-2021, 10:09 AM   #5
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I messaged the seller. I guess she is listing for her brother. She said she thinks he's wanting 40,000 for that one.
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Old 03-10-2021, 11:26 AM   #6
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price drop- lol


only the body is original- chassis belongs to another


please go back and read the thread on this- interesting info.
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Old 03-11-2021, 03:07 PM   #7
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Is it still for sale?
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Old 03-11-2021, 03:27 PM   #8
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has been for sale for many years.............
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Old 03-11-2021, 06:45 PM   #9
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Just way too much... By the time they come down the thing will likely be rotted away. Hard to find parts for specialty vehicles. People always think they have a gold mine. Let em restore it and then try and sell it. Then they will come down off that high-horse. Don't mean to be coarse, but I have a differing opinion. Sorry
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what is it worth? 25 or 30?
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Old 03-12-2021, 06:45 AM   #11
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what is it worth? 25 or 30?



you have to understand that the body was found at a dump in about 1965. all of the small parts are gone. You would most likely need another car to stand next to it to duplicate all that is missing. As said, the chassis is a random one, though several of these cars have the wrong motor etc.


25-30k would be generous. you would have 100k into this in a heartbeat.
might be better off trying to buy an original when one comes up.
I toyed with this about 7 years ago and realized life is too short for all of the projects I already have. BTW- I did go see it.
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Old 03-12-2021, 07:16 AM   #12
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I looked at this a long time ago along with a couple of the other A's he had, yes the Town car was basically just the body, I do think it finally did get sold
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Old 03-12-2021, 01:04 PM   #13
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I was looking at a 31 lincoln town car in chicago that was all there but the owner passed and I can't find out what happened to the car so I was thinking this might be a good alternative in my retirement years
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Old 03-12-2021, 02:36 PM   #14
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Just way too much... By the time they come down the thing will likely be rotted away. Hard to find parts for specialty vehicles. People always think they have a gold mine. Let em restore it and then try and sell it. Then they will come down off that high-horse. Don't mean to be coarse, but I have a differing opinion. Sorry
Gene, how would YOU establish a fair-market value for something like this? If you wanted one, how often do you find one that is for sale?



To me, it really is inconsequential whether this body is on the original frame or not. Equally, it does not matter the condition of the body wood or whether it has missing parts. My reasoning is, most of the chassis parts will be substituted with mint or NOS parts anyway when someone is restoring a vehicle of this caliber. The same with the body wood, ...it doesn't matter whether the infrastructure wood is sound or rotten as a car of this caliber is going to have new wood made. Terry Deters is currently restoring 3 of these, and friend of mine quoted him as saying that all three cars were slightly different. That is believable on a quasi hand-built body.

As far as missing stuff goes, nothing on that body is 'un-makeable' for someone who has the skillset and resources to make it happen. There are enough restored 140s around that dimensions for any missing piece(s) can be readily sourced so a person could fabricate them. Realistically, if a restorer gave $25k for that car, -then spent another $35k for parts & materials doing all the work themselves, they would not be upside down in this car. In comparison, look at a typical Fordor vs. this car and compare what a full restoration would entail. It would not be equal across the board, but very similar. The value at the end would definitely be skewed towards the town car.

The biggest issue I see with this particular car is most restorers do not have the capability (mindset, skillset, & resources) in their garage to do the restoration. IMHO, it really would/should not take a garage full of expensive tools to pull this off either.
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Old 03-12-2021, 03:21 PM   #15
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Since currently there are three Town Cars for sale, $mart money would buy one finished.
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Old 03-12-2021, 06:16 PM   #16
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Where are these three Town Cars for sale advertised?
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Old 03-12-2021, 07:19 PM   #17
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I somewhat agree with you. However, I must say that any time I hire work out I have a 50-50 chance of being dissatisfied.

You and I both know that more often than not you end up upspide-down on a restoration. Guess it's all how much we can stomach to a point...
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1930 Model A Ford Town Car - a very rare car, but for it to be saved, the owner would have to drop the price substantially.
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I saw this 1929 Ford Model A Town Car on display at the California Automobile Museum, Sacramento, California a few years back.
A very nice and desirable old Ford.
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Old 03-13-2021, 03:24 AM   #20
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Here's a YouTube video slide show, from 2010, with some more photos of this Town Car:

https://youtu.be/Ax7DiHIr3Xg

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