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  • The cabriolet (convertible) custom bodies were produced by Briggs Manufacturing Co. and shipped to Ford assembled, painted and trimmed.
  • Bill Harrah modified this car to match one he owned as a young man.
  • Modifications included a chopped top, Chrysler wire wheels, Miller-Schofield over-head valve cylinder head, Mallory ignition, two up-draft Ford A carburetors, and oil and temperature gauges.

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The Model A Cabriolet was first shown at the 1929 Automobile Show in New York.  The Cabriolet body was produced by the Briggs Manufacturing Company of Detroit, Michigan, and was shipped to Ford completely assembled, painted and trimmed.  There was only one exterior color combination listed for the 1929 Cabriolet: Cigarette Cream on the lower body and reveals, and Seal Brown on the upper body belt molding and rear deck.

It was not uncommon for Model A owners to modify their cars to improve performance and appearance.  This Cabriolet was modified by Bill Harrah to match a 1929 Ford he had owned as a young man.  The modifications include a chopped top, leatherette upholstery, 18" Chrysler wire wheels, Miller-Schofield over-head valve cylinder head, Mallory ignition, two up-draft Model A Ford carburetors, plus oil and temperature gauges.

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