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Old 08-21-2019, 11:56 PM   #21
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Just my thoughts it will definitely need tires and tubes, witch could easily run north of 800. Dollars. I love the colors Ford maroon and black. If it was I buying the car it would be worth so much more if the motor and transmission are good if not you could have to spend north of 4000 dollars witch I feel are very conservative estimates .
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:27 AM   #22
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Hello,
Here is a car I think is like yours add from last year totally restored

https://forums.aaca.org/topic/298476...n-exceptional/
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:30 AM   #23
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Also here is some information that might help too

https://www.vintagefordforum.net/for...ta-body-styles
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:46 AM   #24
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Look at the body tag above the fuel bowl on fire wall might be able to cross reference and find out what you have


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Old 08-22-2019, 05:20 AM   #25
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Hey Speedy, that guy in OH is always charging double what his cars are worth.
comparison isnt even close............
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:32 AM   #26
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its a blindback that makes it rare. 5000 produced according to that other post. I dont know the value but I would guess more than the more common fordors. A's hit a high water mark about 20 years ago probably around the time of the 25k offer. I know nothing of blind back value. I have the standard fordor a little older than yours and those are not rare they make up half the model A's I see. The Briggs designation is for the body made by briggs manufacturing of detroit. I would suggest getting the car cleaned up and running and selling open to the public. It sounds like your prospective buyer is trying to get a deal or make himself money at your expense. I would agree with the 10-15k depending on how much interest there is due to the blindback rarity. for comparison of non rare cars i value mine at 7500 to 10k its getting there but not perfect. If it was perfect I would guess 10-12. Im in michigan where these cars were born and there are a surprising amount of these care hiding around.
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:41 AM   #27
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You may already know, but if you are going to resuscitate the car do it correctly. Before attempting to start, or even turn the motor over - drain the oil/drop the pan and clean it and the oil pump screen, add fresh oil, drain/flush gas tank-lines carb/add fresh gas, clean/service the plugs/points, drain/flush the cooling system, add an upper hose coolant filter, lube the generator/distributor/water pump, etc., etc.



You will prevent a lot grief, am speaking from my experience.

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Old 08-22-2019, 02:03 PM   #28
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The big question mark in my head is: why did you never see it run? I'd REALLY like to know why your dad never drove it recently because it really does look like a nice car. It'd be great if your local club guys could come over and get it going.

Personally I'd say get it out and clean it up. It'll make any buyer salivate just that much more.
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Old 08-22-2019, 02:10 PM   #29
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Speaking as someone who bought a Model A from someone who was (a) selling their late father's car and (b) didn't know what condition the engine (which hadn't been run for awhile) was in, the uncertainty of that really depressed the price I was willing to pay. Just putting in the work that 30 CCPU cites above and getting the engine to run, even just briefly, I think would have a big effect on the asking price.
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:40 PM   #30
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The big question mark in my head is: why did you never see it run? I'd REALLY like to know why your dad never drove it recently because it really does look like a nice car. It'd be great if your local club guys could come over and get it going.

Personally I'd say get it out and clean it up. It'll make any buyer salivate just that much more.
I really do not know the answer to that but if I had to guess, it would be because he simply had too many toys and he was pretty busy with his lead sled 50 Merc.
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Old 08-22-2019, 04:43 PM   #31
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Thank you to everyone with all your helpful input and advice this far! Y'all have been a tremendous amount of help and knowledge! We washed it yesterday and as soon as we are done detailing I will take some more pictures for everyone.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:09 PM   #32
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Cars are cheap right now,no doubt
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:46 PM   #33
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here is a link to the "Alamo As" in San Antonio http://www.alamomodela.com/
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:58 PM   #34
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based on your pictures it seems like a very nice and complete car. get an appraiser to give you a value on it. $15 grand for it and the 62 Chevy would be highway robbery... Just my opinion.... dont let anyone push you into a deal you might regret.
i have a 1930 coupe almost the same color........


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Old 08-23-2019, 02:24 PM   #35
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based on your pictures it seems like a very nice and complete car. get an appraiser to give you a value on it. $15 grand for it and the 62 Chevy would be highway robbery... Just my opinion.... dont let anyone push you into a deal you might regret.
i have a 1930 coupe almost the same color........


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Highway Robbery... My sentiments exactly.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:39 PM   #36
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As noted above, it isn't original. The four blade fan, sealed beam headlights, and it appears that the data tag on the firewall has been painted over, then has peeled, so that indicates a repaint. I agree that you should contact the local club, and I bet they would come over and get it running. That would be a huge plus. And the 15 grand is a steal price.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:08 PM   #37
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Are there any new pictures of her all cleaned 🧹 up
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Are there any new pictures of her all cleaned 🧹 up
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I went ahead and set up a site for items we are deciding to sell from the Estate. It is by no means complete but you will find pictures of the Model A under the Antique Autos Tab. I know my asking price is a bit high but I'm only asking it is by no means a firm number.

Thanks for your interest!!
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:47 AM   #39
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It’s a very pretty car who ever buys her will own great car
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:04 PM   #40
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Good afternoon...I would contact the closest Model 'A' Club of MAFCA or MARC and ask for some help in getting the old girl running. If she has not run in a while, then oil in the cylinders and clean out the valve area and drop and clean the pan. Use a little auxiliary fuel tank of a gallon or so tied to the hood supports. If she starts and runs well than cleaning the tank is open to prior or after the sale. If she has runs recently, then I would change the oil to fresh oil and flush the radiator and fill it back up and hang a sign on her. $10,000 to $15,000 according to the advice of the local club. Ernie in Arizona
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