2023 |Estate of Mark Smith Auction
1929 Ford Model A RoadsterRegister to Bid
$15,000 - $25,000| Without Reserve
AACA Senior National First Prize Winner in 1985
Presented in Striking Black over Black Color Combination
Prominently Displayed in the Mark Smith Collection
201 CID L-Head Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor
40 BHP at 2,200 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Front Solid Axle with Transverse Leaf Spring
Rear Live Axle with Transverse Leaf Spring
1927 marked a new and exciting chapter for Ford with the introduction of the Model A. An improvement in both design and performance over the Model T, it was offered in a wide variety of body styles and utilized standard controls more in line with other automakers. The new model surpassed its predecessor in every way, resonating with the buying public and becoming a resounding sales success. By 1929, Ford had sold over one million Model As.
The Model A Roadster offered here has spent years on display in Mark Smith’s collection alongside other collectible early Ford models. While the Roadster’s early history is not known, it has clearly benefited from a comprehensive restoration – corroborated by the 1985 AACA Senior First Prize badge prominently displayed on the radiator. Notable accessories and upgrades include twin side-mount spares, a rear luggage rack, ornate etched glass wind deflectors, which accompany the car, and a modern alternator for trouble-free charging. In static storage for many years, this striking early Ford will require recommissioning before resuming show duties or open-top cruising.
*Please note that this Lot, like all vehicles in this Auction, has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to any road use.
Gooding & Company presents and conducts the Estate of Mark Smith Auction under the authority of John J. Rendemonti, Executor of the Estate of Mark J. Smith, duly appointed by the Circuit Court of the State of New Hampshire, Probate Division, Case Number 312-2022-ET-00072. The Estate has compiled available title and/or registration paperwork for the Vehicles offered in the Auction and will provide such paperwork to the Buyer if it is available. However, as set forth more fully in the Conditions of Sale, neither the Estate nor Gooding makes any representation or warranty with respect to any existing certificate of title or registration with regard to any Lot in the Auction. Any Lot may be sold on a Bill of Sale. By participating in this Auction, all bidders and buyers recognize that Estate and Gooding have expressly disclaimed all such warranties concerning the availability or sufficiency of any title or registration documentation.