1930 Ford Roadster
The Model A was the first Ford to use the standard set of driver
controls with conventional clutch and brake pedals, throttle, and
gearshift. Previous Fords used controls that had become uncommon to
drivers of other makes. The Model A's fuel tank was situated in the
cowl, between the engine compartment's fire wall and the dash
panel. It had a visual fuel gauge, and the fuel flowed to the
carburetor by gravity. A rear-view mirror was optional. In cooler
climates, owners could purchase an aftermarket cast iron unit to
place over the exhaust manifold to provide heat to the cab. A small
door provided adjustment of the amount of hot air entering the cab.
The Model A was the first car to have safety glass in the
A Brookville body and chassis reproduction Ford Model A sans
original fenders, and running boards, which have been replaced by
close wrap around fenders that move with the front tires, and
cutoff rear fenders that hover above larger rear tires. All curved
steel buttoned up and customized and we offer a super looking hot
A light persimmon paint shines like a new copper penny on this all
fiberglass reproduction body. Up front we see a nicely framed in
chrome 32 grille shell and radiator unit, flanked by chromed open
halogen headlights residing next to a shaved hood, which makes its
way back to a chrome framed windshield, black bows deluxe
convertible removable top, and curved rear that houses a super cool
mother in law rumble seat. Framing the front and back are rounded
tube style bumpers that keep it simple and match the silver
undercarriage and suspension. Noted on all 4 corners are American
Racing polished 5 spoke wheels. Last but not least, two chrome
tipped exhaust pipes peek out from underneath the rear bumper and
blast out some growling sounds...in stereo.
Totally custom and totally tasteful rad, we see the work of Chubbs
Custom Trim shop, in the form of gray over black stitched door
panels, complete with embroidery of a flaming piston and a
lightning bolt. Turning out attention to the inside a large super
padded glide front bench fits perfectly between the door panels.
Fronting this bench is a silver dash with a horizontal lineup of
Autometer white faced gauges and multicolored lights, with a VDO
tachometer hanging below. A banjo style steering wheel on an
adjustable column with billet style aluminum machined turn signal
and adjuster levers sticking out from it. On the floor we note
black carpet and sitting proudly in the center is a Lokar shifter
with a custom piston topper.
A clean and gleaming 350ci V8 is nestled into the engine bay, and
has some tricks added by a Boltman rebuild, including World
Products Heads with D ports, topped by a 300-36 Holley contender
intake and an Edelbrock 650 Thunder series carb with Endurashine.
Sending the fire is an HEI distributor and backing up the healthy
mill is a rebuilt Turbo 350 automatic transmission.
A perfectly painted narrowed Brookville 32 Ford Chassis holds coil
over shocks in the rear, with a 9" Ford rear, and triangulated 4
bar suspension. Wilwood front disc brakes, and Ford 10' drum brakes
on the rear all with silicone fluid filled lines.
A nicely done build, totally custom, great color combination and a
tricked-out mill, all buttoned up and ready for some showin', and
goin'. Just like a new copper penny...heads? or tails?
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.