One would think popcorn trucks such as this 1929 Ford Model AA Cretor’s popcorn truck for sale on Hemmings.com would be exceedingly rare, but we see examples all the time, often still popping up corn just as they were intended to. We even have one here at Hemmings that we roll out for our cruise nights during the summer. According to the seller, this one comes all set up as a turnkey business, allowing you to make some money and enjoy the old car hobby at the same time. From the seller’s description:
The truck is built on an original Ford AA chassis with a remanufactured Cretor’s body. The front fenders are original steel, the rear are fiberglass. Painted red with black fenders, this 1929 Model A Cretor’s popcorn truck is fitted with blackwall tires. The wheels, in correct Model A-style, are painted yellow. The paint, attractive and presentable, is accented with gold leaf. It is powered by a Model A four-cylinder engine of 1929 manufacture, driving through a standard four-speed transmission. The engine is painted correct Ford green. This unit is fully self-contained with a onboard generator, water tank and propane tanks.
This truck has 40bhp, 200.4 cu. in. L-head four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with transverse leaf spring, live rear axle with leaf springs, four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. The engine, transmission and clutch are in excellent working order.
The vending body has glass in good condition, with oak frames. It is outfitted with a gas Cretor’s Little Giant 12-oz. gas popper, additional gas burner and sink. Both are in good working condition. Fixed sunvisors are installed front and rear of the body. Quality of brightwork is good, including body corner moldings, correct grille shell and dashboard instrument cluster. The black steering wheel exhibits no cracks. The tires are in very good condition, with plenty of tread. The undercarriage is clean and the truck runs well. With its flamboyant paint and striking appearance this truck stands out wherever it may be. An additional attention-getter is the electrically powered steam engine and popcorn tumbler being cranked by a clown. A fine example of the iconic mobile popcorn vendor of yesteryear, it is ideal either for show or for commercial use.
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