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1929 Ford Roadster Highboy

STOCK# 3399

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Bonneville Salt Flats Record Breaker Classic Street Roadster
VIN A899914
Engine 350ci
Transmission 2-Spd Auto Powerglide
Mileage 5,699
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Bonneville Salt Flats Record Breaker
Classic Street Roadster

STK 3399 1929 Ford Roadster Highboy

This 1929 Ford roadster has a story to tell. After spending a few decades in a West Virginia barn, the roadster was resurrected in 1982 and spent the next six years cruising around Fairmont, WV powered by a Chevy small-block. In 1987 the owner/builder, Joe Law, drove the Ford cross-country to the Bonneville Salt Flats and picked up the racing bug. The roadster returned to the flats on a trailer in 1988 with a blown small-block and ran a 201.7 average against the record of 209.3. This roadster was for real. After upgrading to a blown 370ci de-stroked big-block, Law ran the roadster again in '89 and '90, honing the process and improving each year. Speed Week 1991 was the culmination of Law's efforts. With the blown, twin-turbo 'Rat' said to be pushing 1,420hp, the roadster posted 248/240mph runs and the 244.230 mph average was a new C/BSTR record - on gas. Done. Worth noting, Joe Law's C/BSTR (C-class/blown street roadster) record stood until last year, October 2021.

This 'retired' Ford roadster has the roots of a Bonneville record-holder, but is now a refined street machine. If you want a classic street roadster with a racing heritage, this is your car. The big-block has been replaced with a Chevy 355ci small-block that is totally built - .030 over, TRW 7.80 pistons, ported heads and Engle hydraulic cam. A GMC 6-71 supercharger compresses air/fuel delivered by dual Edelbrock 550cfm carburetors that are fed by an electric fuel pump. Custom full tube headers w/cutouts route exhaust through a free flowing system and cooling comes from a large-core radiator w/electric fan. The small-block is backed by a two-speed PowerGlide automatic and Frankland Racing quick-change differential that utilizes a Detroit Locker w/4.86:1 ring/pinion and 26/15 spur gears that yield a final ratio of 2.80:1. The 1932 Ford frame has been boxed and reinforced. Front suspension utilizes a chromed 4” dropped axle w/transverse leaf spring, radius arms, '40 Ford spindles and HD shocks. The rear rides on a mult-link suspension and coil-over shocks. Stopping power comes from manual disc/drum brakes and the fuel tank holds 40 gallons.

The roadster body has been carefully maintained and the DuPont Imron Firethorn Red finish w/vinyl racing accent trim is in very good condition. (All vinyl trim, except the Rabbit, is removable.) A '32 grill shell has been installed and custom louvers have been cut into the hood and trunk - perfect for this street roadster. Steel wheels with period-correct 'Moon' disc hubcaps mount BFGoodrich performance radials. The Robert McCarter interior is first-class with high-grade Burgundy vinyl upholstery, nice carpeting, Stewart Warner gauges, custom Bonneville dash plaque and dual chrome mirrors. A custom, removable black fabric top fits perfectly and the rear luggage compartment is finished and fully carpeted. There is documentation, photos and magazines included with the car. The builders of this amazing street rod left nothing to chance and you will be proud to drive this beautiful machine to your next cruise-in. ALL VEHICLES SOLD “AS IS”.

Vehicle Specs

Engine
Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
350ci
Body
Body Color
Burgundy
Body Style
Roadster
Doors
2
Basic
Year
1929
Make
Ford
Model
Roadster
Miles
5,699
Interior
Interior Color
Burgundy
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl
Center Console
No

Options

  • Bench Seats
  • Clock
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Manual Convertible Top
  • Rear Drum Brakes
  • Vinyl Seats

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STOCK# 3399

SOLD!

Bonneville Salt Flats Record Breaker Classic Street Roadster
VIN A899914
Engine 350ci
Transmission 2-Spd Auto Powerglide
Mileage 5,699
Call 704-788-2765 Message Us
Autobarn logo

Auto Barn Classic Cars

Classic Cars Sales & Consignment

Contact Details