MODEL A BASICS Home
 

 

  Locate and Purchase
  MARC Regions
The Model A Restorers Club is made up of almost 200 local clubs refereed to as "Regions" From Washington to Florida, Maine to California, you are almost certain to find a region close to where you live. Start your search by contacting a local region and see if they know of an existing vehicle for sale.
   
  MAFCA Model A Ford Club of America, Direct Link to classifieds.
  MARC Model A restorers Club, Direct link to classifieds.
 
  Craigslist S.B.
  Hemmings
  Ebay Direct link to Ebay
   
  VFF Direct link to VFF Classifieds
  Ford Barn Direct link to Ford Barn's Model A classifieds..
   
  autoTempest
  Oodle Once on the page, Sort by Posted Date. I found that the vehicles shown here are usually ones that have yet to be sold through other internet sources, such as Craigslist and/or Ebay
  AOL I just recently found this site just before I purchased my truck. I found it to be similar to Oodle.
   
  Pricing Links
  NADA Pricing. This link is set to search for pricing on Model A's. The NADA price will help in deciding if the vehicle being sold is at a fair price
   
  How much is my Model "A" Ford worth? by Grant MacLaren
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

Check List/Inspection

Model A's are particular on their own. Keep it original and any Model Aer can help you fix it. Specialties require special mechanics.

  1. Join a local club.
  2. When looking at a vehicle bring along someone who is knowledgeable.
  3. Do not buy the first car you see there are many good deals out there
  4. Decide on what you want a show car or a good daily driver
  5. Decide what year you want. The 1928-29’s look more antique and the 1930-31’s look more sleek.
  6. Decide what body style: Trucks are nice for hauling- Sedans are good for going out with friends- Roadsters and phaetons are nice when the weather is nice
  7. Become familiar with the value of a Model A. Search Ebay, Craigslist and Hemmings
  8. Don’t buy a “basket case”. Restored cars are less expensive in the long run.
  9. Look at the car in the daylight. Do not be fooled by a nice paint job.
  10. Most important of all, verify that the vehicle identification number (VIN) on the car matches the VIN number on the paperwork. If buying out of state know your states title process. Do this before you buy, the difficulty of the process can be a game changer.

Under Hood

Outside the Car

Under the Car:

In the Car:

Test Drive: