The Paint and body: Original steel body with fiberglass fendersna d running boards, repainted in a very nice original color Kewanee Green/Black
The Engine: Original 201 Flat head 4 cylinder with updated 2 bbl carburetor, electric fuel pump, and electronic ignition
The Transmission: Original floor shift 3 speed manual
The differential: Stock, original
The interior: Original style, soft textured gray cloth, over original bench seat
Updated electrical system to 12 volt all new wiring
All lights work
All gauges work
Electric turn signals
Electric fuel pump
Custom steering wheel
Leather covered trunk
Original mounted spare tire and wheel
Original steel spoke wheels with original style tires
Some of the typical issues with an original Model A is, they just weren't built to drive around reliably, comfortably, and keep up with the likes of today's modern vehicles. That said; there are exceptions to that statement. Model A hot-rods not withstanding, if you put a late 20's to early 30's automobile on the road in it's original mechanical condition, they may struggle to keep up unless a few subtle upgrades have been performed.
Case in point: This particular 1930 Model A Coupe will not only fulfill it's mighty historical status from the past, but this car has been fitted with such updates that make it a super fun, very reliable, always put a smile on you face, road worthy companion.
Most model A's in their stock configuration leave it's driver relegated to the back-roads, and short around-town trips...Not this little coupe! Set aside it's ever popular good looks and style for a moment, and note the modern upgrades this Model A has to offer that are mostly unnoticeable to the untrained eye. Updated fuel system, electrical system, and braking system just to name a few.
Now, add in the ultra-classic, historical significance of the Model A coupe, and you've got a car everyone will love!
There's something special about owning a piece of automotive history that brings to mind what was going on when a car such as this was roaming the unfinished landscape, roads, and cities that we live in today. Drive into a small town that time has left alone, take a back-road, or an old highway in this Model A, and feel your blood pressure drop as you imagine how long a day was before the world got in such a hurry.
This is a 1930 Ford Model A coupe to enjoy driving anywhere, anytime. Reliable, fun, and ready to transport you to the past.
The Pick of the Day is a 1930 Model A restored as a police ‘paddy wagon’ that seems accurate for the era
Founded in 1973, Rootlieb Manufacturing produces metal hoods and other panels for the collector car restoration industry. The Pick of the Day is a 1928 Ford Model A Rootlieb Speedster.
Once again, the Hagerty crew has created a drivable automobile in just 100 hours and sourced completely from the piles of used parts at the Hershey Swap Meet.
The idea of Hagerty’s Swap to Street Challenge sprouted from a simple concept often heard at the Hershey Swap Meet, that you could build an entire car from the used parts.
‘I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an engineer…”
Often a popular car to turn into a classic hot rod, the 1930 Ford Model A was created to help Ford maintain a strong presence in the market during a time when other cars began to be more affordable and practical.
“Dry lake” means something different in Southern California than it does in the rest of the world. Speed-obsessed hot rodders since the late 1940s have viewed the flat, dusty expanses of prehistoric lake beds as perfect places to go fast.
The Monterey Peninsula isn’t the only place the automobile and its role in American life is being celebrated this weekend. In the Detroit area, it’s Woodward Dream Cruise weekend.