Drive Type: None
Model: Model A
Sub Model: Sport Coupe
Trim: Model A
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Thief River Falls, Minnesota, United States
Up for grabs is a 1928 Ford Model A Sport Coupe body with doors. Body is somewhat distorted, but should be able to be straightened once bolted to a frame, etc. Passenger door does not close at this time, but should be able to This is a workable body and doors, but do not want to make it out to be better than it is. Trunk lid is missing. It appears that most of the top parts are there. Many desirable parts are still attached to this body. A few of the pieces were loose in the car and I took a photo of them. Most of the loose parts fell out of the passenger side door top when I was taking photos. Some of the other loose parts are bracing. Also the driver side window channel is there. The body has some dents and rust spots, but is overall quite workable. Doors have a few rust spots, but are better than most. Passenger side door has one bullet hole/blast. Door window regulators crank up and down. The coupe doors have nice garnish moldings in place. Windshield frame is dented and not sure if usable. I think it could be straightened and used? Please view the listed photos or ask questions to determine the condition or if this item works for you.
This vehicle/body does not have a title, but will gladly sell with a bill of sale. Item description shows Salvage title due to Ebay.
This is being sold as a project or for parts. Car is not operational and will need to be trailered or hauled following purchase. This vehicle is not licensed. Buyer is responsible for all transportation arrangements and costs.
Payment to be Certified Cashier's Check, Postal money order, Paypal or cash in person. Paypal payment to be within 24 hours and all other payments within 7 days of end of auction.
Item is for sale with a bill of sale only. Item is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end sale at anytime.
Please ask questions prior to purchase. This body is for sale as is, without any warranties, guarantees or returns.
Thanks for looking and good luck
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