Could the 1929 Ford ‘Dick Flint’ Roadster be the most iconic hot rod ever built? This former Hot Rod Magazine covergirl (May 1952) was auctioned off last week at the RM Auctions Art of the Automobile event for nearly $600,000. It is an immaculately-restored, creatively-modified version of the 1929 Ford Model A Roadster, one that exemplifies the best of hot rod styling. Creator Dick Flint chopped three Model A’s with a whole lot of hand-crafted, custom-made components into what looks like a complete production vehicle. His brainchild represents the fusion of three decades of automotive history, from the car that launched the Ford empire to the roaring rods of the 1950s.
The 1929 Ford ‘Dick Flint’ Roadster is one of many remarkable vehicles auctioned off by RM Auctions this month. The Art of the Automobile event also included three of our favorite works of automotive art, the 1936 Talbot Lago T150C Cabriolet, the 1964 Chevrolet CERV II and the 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. The Art of the Automobile event is working its way toward the premier event for restored icons in the US. Having attended a few of the RM Auctions events ourselves (see our coverage of the World’s Largest Microcar Auction), the next Art of the Automobile gathering in New York is at the top of our hot list.