To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The Guyton
Collection event, 4 - 5 May 2019.
$20,000 - $30,000
- Desirable DeLuxe Roadster
- Equipped with tasteful accessories
- Older, yet attractive restoration
- Requires further mechanical attention
For 1930, Henry Ford's Model A was modestly redesigned. The hood
line was raised, allowing a larger radiator, which was given a new
stainless-steel shell. Smaller, 19-in. wheels let the car ride
lower. Roadster and phaeton models gained fold-down windshields,
and DeLuxe and Standard roadsters had different roof lines. The
DeLuxe had a shorter windshield and lower profile top, making it
the sportier and jauntier of the two.
In addition, Model As could be dressed up with a number of factory
accessories and many, like this 1930 roadster, were. This car is
equipped with a rumble seat, dual side-mount spares with stainless
steel covers and mirrors, cowl lamps, winged Ford script MotoMeter,
radiator stone guard, running board step plates, rear luggage rack
with leather-covered trunk, and full rear bumper. Its engine number
dates to November 1930, and thus it has the new-style instrument
cluster and vacuum windshield wipers introduced earlier in the
The car presents well in rose beige, a tinted shade of tan, over
black fenders, with dark green moldings bearing straw pinstriping.
The straw-colored wheels are mounted with 4.75 � 19 Universal
whitewalls. An older restoration, the paint exhibits a few flaws,
the tires are older and there are some water stains on the tan
canvas top. The interior and rumble seat have correct brown pleated
artificial leather, complemented by brown carpet on the floor of
the cockpit. The engine is currently disassembled, but the parts
are included, in addition to an Instruction Book and a notebook of
Model A Judging Standards.
Ford built 124,214 roadsters for 1930, just 11,313 of them the
DeLuxe model. This one, once it is running, will delight its new
owner. Model A Fords are tremendous fun, easy to maintain,
accelerate swiftly, and keep up with all but superhighway traffic.
The full effect is felt in an open car, none more enjoyable than
this one, particularly in the rumble seat.
Please note that the engine is currently disassembled and will
require further mechanical attention. Please refer to an RM
Sotheby's representative for further information.
To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction,
please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/gc19.