1930 Ford Model A Coupe
Henry Ford was always convinced that people should satisfy
themselves with nothing more than a good, simple and economical
car. At the price of great efforts, his inner circle finally
succeed in eroding his stubbornness and, in May 1927, after having
produced more than 15,000,000 Model T's since 1908, Ford closes his
plants for many months in order to retool his assembly lines for
the production of his next legend: the Model A. The latter will
ultimately be produced in 5,000,000 copies between 1928 and 1931.
This new miracle is equally attributable to Henry and his son
Edsel. Henry will dedicate himself to the mechanical aspects and
Edsel will bring a whole new look to the design of the Model A. The
Model T was nicknamed "TIN LIZZIE" the Model A will be known as the
No new automobile has ever been so expected in History. The
competition sharply felt the hurt of this waiting period (as much
as tens of thousands of Ford employees which were temporarily laid
off) since many were putting off their purchase of a new car in
order to see what Henry was going to pull out of his hat this time.
He literally made a lady out of a lizzy, so we offer you for
consignment a 1930 Ford Model A "mild visually" Hot Rod. New
amenities, new interior, new engine, just turn the key and unleash
Two tone Silver and White cover this all steel bodied example. This
paint job accentuates the wonderful lines of this car which have
been retained. Just the right colors in just the right places it
presents beautifully. Paint shows some patina and a few faults,
possibly due to an earlier build. Some notable but less obvious
changes are the use of flush mount door handles, 2 saddle fuel
tanks with switch selector, a power antenna, and a trailer hitch
receiver conveniently hidden under the license plate. Also noted is
the pristine rumble seat in gray square tweed cloth, with gray
vinyl bolsters, and nifty white piping. If you are putting your
mother-in-law back there she might as well be comfortable!
Interesting midcentury modern wheel covers in a starburst crossbar
pattern cover red steel wheels wrapped in wide whites... possibly
from a Mercury?
Swinging open the doors we are met up front with an eye shaped
dash, in sprayed gray metal, imbedded with white faced vintage
style gauges, and black pointers. Directly below this metal eye is
a covering of felting within which we note a few toggles. A tilt
steering wheel, electric wipers, power windows, and a new AM/FM/CD
radio is installed into a homemade shelf in the front of the
headliner, also covered in the felting, and nice and tight. Buckets
match the rumble seat motif and sitting proudly between them on the
gray carpet covered floor is a B&M automatic inline
A peek through the side panels reveals a perfectly fitting 355ci
Chevrolet engine (Whaaaat?!). It presents beautifully and is
adorned with Edelbrock valve covers, a 4-barrel carburetor, and is
backed up by a 200R4 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission.
Headers lead their way rearward past a Ford 9" rear.
The original frame has been replaced with an Outlaw steel square
tube structure and it appears like new. Coil springs are upfront,
as well as rack and pinion power steering, and power front disc
brakes. Coil over rear suspension and we have it covered
structurally, and for a smooth ride.
A meticulous build, tastefully done, no gaudy colors just neutral
beauty, which retains the original exterior shape, carefully
painted in two tone to accentuate the exterior lines. Same good
taste abounds in the square tweed and white piping seating and dash
in solid gray. This is truly a driver, a turnkey hot rod, but not
blatantly hit you over the head so. In fact, if it weren't for the
early '50's hubcaps, one would barely know the difference.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 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.