1929 Ford Roadster Survivor For Sale

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1929 Ford Roadster Survivor Details

This car has the correct Ford title with the correct numbers on the title matching the frame numbers. As it should be.

1929 Roadster – Built 1949 – original Pasadena Roadster Club car

This is a chance to own a real piece of Californian and American Hot Rod History.

Below is a history from the previous owner that he has put together over the years.  This is a great running driver, but would also be great for a collector of American cars and History.   A great museum piece, or drive it like it was intended!  A great hot rod and an important piece of hot rod and American Car History.  How often is there a chance to own an original hot rod from one of the first and most respected Roadster Clubs?  Owned and built by one of it’s founding members?  The real deal.


Original 1929 roadster hot rod fabricated in 1949,  it was started with a sport coupe body and customized to a roadster, intent was to

have more room inside as the sport coupe  doors are longer so there is more leg room.  The body is channeled over a Z’d


29 frame in the front and rear, all parts are original FORD.   The car was built by Paul Vander Wetering in 1949 in Los Angeles, California

Paul built the car after WWII with the intent of going to The Bonneville Salt Flats.  He was in the Navy, and was involved in

the Bikina Nuclear Testing, which eventually took his life from radiation exposure.   Paul was one of the founding

members of the original  PASADENA ROADSTER CLUB.  His car was one of the original six cars that started the famous club,

and their RELIABILITY RUNS in the late 1940s.

The car had a major portion of the work done by TRI CITY AUTO in downtown LOS ANGELES.  Many features of the car

were ahead of its time including the custom track radiator shell, custom grill, seamless 1940 Ford dash,

rolled rear pan and side pans, and a seamless channel modification makes this a unique vehicle.  All body modifications

were done with the method of the day, which was lead.  The rags were left in the trunk lid as a piece of historical interest for dissipating heat

in the process of smoothing out body needs.  The car sat for almost 40 years after his death, not driven for almost forty plus years after his

death.   The original design  drawings  exist and will come with the car.   This car is a survivor of historical significance as being one of the original

six PASADENA ROADSTER CLUB cars, having been on the first few reliability runs of the club and others.  To our knowledge, this is the only

intact roadster from the club in existence. The car was built with no windshield and I have kept that style.  What ever is chrome on the car

now is what was originally chromed with no extra or additional chrome plating done.   It has a custom fuel tank in trunk under the floor, the gas

gauge does not work only because it has not been calibrated for 6 volt.  The speedometer works.

The 40 ford instrument gauges have not been hooked up. The others do work and are the original period Auburn gauges.

In the spirit of keeping this as original as possible I chose not to change the original paint from the 50s.  There has just been a small amount of paintwork done.

Some of the special equipment on the car as listed below:

Original  “OKIE ADAMS” front axle

32 Wishbone

1940  ford hydralulic brakes front and rear

1939 ford transmission with a closed drive

1949 ford rear end

1939 kelsey hayes wheels   original willys steering box

original custom made to car front and rear chromed Nerf bar bumpers

original 29 Ford bobbed rear fenders

1940 classic Hudson tail lights

original Arrow lights

original chromed Dodge shock mounts

original custom made track nose (made from a 35 Dodge radiator shell) and grill

original custom made hood top and sides, sides having custom louvers

1940 custom installation of a  Ford dash  and delux steering wheel

original  Auburn style 2 3/8″ gauges

original 32 ford radiator tanks with four core

1940 Ford fully sleeved  .020 over

original Isky 3/4 cam with original johnson lifters

original Weiand “S” heads

original Weiand  2X2 manifold with Stromberg 97 carburation

new ball bearing water pumps

original to car lakes style headers

original 6 volt system with a Optima gel cell battery

Firestone 450- front tyres and 700 rear tyres

1939 Mercury pedal system

late 40s aircraft bucket seats


We have the correct clear title.

The real deal.