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Old 11-07-2018, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default Value of a 1929 Model A Special Coupe driver

Hi guys,

Iíve got a 1929 Model A special Coupe with a rumble seat in good shape. Runs and drives like a top.
The values and prices on these vehicles are all over the place and unfortunately Iím in a place where selling this piece of history makes the most sense for me right now...

Would someone be willing to give me a ballpark estimate on the value?

Thank you all!
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:34 AM   #2
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I would venture a first guesstimate at $8,000-12,000. dollars.
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:46 PM   #3
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Values may vary depending on what part of the country you live, and whether there may be other "special" considerations that might factor in (matching numbers, provenance, etc.). You appear to have a fairly solid car with original components, which in my opinion would tend to enhance its value. The appeal of your car is that little would appear to be required in order to have an overall solid and dependable "tour-ready" car. I live in the southeast, so if your car were in this area, I would estimate a reasonable value to be in the $6,500 - $9,000 range, again, depending on overall driveability and condition. Conversely however, if someone were to take their time and not be in a rush to find a suitable candidate, I would imagine that they might be able to find a nice, older restoration of a similar model for something in the $10,000 - $15,000 range. If a person were looking to your car as a potential restoration project, they could easily expect to incur another $15 - $20K minimum investment before completing a restoration of this car. I hope this helps. Good luck going forward.
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:10 PM   #4
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8-9000 is a realistic number in the northeast, for a car in your condition.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:06 PM   #5
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I’m in Midwest if that makes any difference.

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Old 11-07-2018, 07:16 PM   #6
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so I would say slightly less then I quoted.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:25 PM   #7
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I would put in Hemmings.

If it is a parade car, and has not had much mechanical maintenance done. Old tires, brakes, shocks or no shocks, front end in need of attention, on and on it goes.

$7,000.00 to $8,000.00 is a guess. Good luck.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:28 AM   #8
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Special Coupes didn't come with a rumble seat, so that could be a minus, or a plus, depending on the buyer.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:09 AM   #9
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I think what the others here have said sounds reasonable. But, also, look to Ebay closed auctions, where the vehicle actually sold, for additional price guidance. Where are you located?
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:01 AM   #10
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How do you gain access to selling price for closed EBay sales?
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:23 AM   #11
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One of the filters on an eBay search is "completed" and another is "sold". I use these often when trying to get an idea of what things are going for.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:48 AM   #12
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go to advanced search and it will pop up
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:04 PM   #13
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The car in question was owned by my uncle before he passed away. Its been quite a few years since I saw the car but then it was an unrestored survivor. Quite low mileage, all original even interior was original and still in nice condition at that time. Don't know whats been done to it in the last 20 years but it was a very nice car and I'm sure it still is. From my memory, which may be spotty, my uncle bought it in the late 70's from an old lady, I think original owner???. I think he paid $2600 for it, Wow! Would be something to find one for that price now. Sat in the shed for years, periodically engine was lubricated and turned over. I would drool over it as a kid and would help occasionally with putting a little oil in the cylinders and turning the engine with the crank. Anyway, would be great to see it again.
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Old 11-10-2018, 02:21 PM   #14
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:41 PM   #15
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Special Coupes didn't come with a rumble seat, so that could be a minus, or a plus, depending on the buyer.
My 28-29 special coupe WAS a rumble lid car, converting it to a trunk as we speak. It has the holes on the top of the quarter panel for hand assist, and the curved inner panel in the rear of the trunk.

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Old 08-03-2019, 09:39 PM   #16
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Those are not hand assist, they are top rests and only Roadsters had them.


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Old 08-03-2019, 10:11 PM   #17
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This is the style of my coupe, I don't have a roadster. The handles, if not for hand assist, then what are they for?
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:17 PM   #18
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They are top rests for when the top is down on Roadsters.


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Old 08-03-2019, 10:24 PM   #19
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I don't know why they were installed on coupes then... Every coupe that has a rumble seat has them, can't find a pic of a trunk coupe with them. They can't be just for conv tops.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:24 PM   #20
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Roadster tops fold down and rest on them,when folded. Keeps the top from coming in contact with and destroying the body paint behind the cockpit when the top is down. Many cars with rumble seats now wrongly have had them installed as a handle for entering the rumble area.
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