1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Cabriolet
A Cabriolet is distinguished from a Roadster by the inclusion (on
the Cabriolet) of glass windows that roll up and down. The
Cabriolet is less sporty and considered more luxurious because of
its ability to keep the passengers out of the bad weather. It was a
more expensive car as well.
This original 1930 Ford Model A Cabriolet was the beneficiary of an
older restoration. A few faults, a nice color combination and a
converted to a 12-volt electrical system.
Tan paint adorns most of the body, save for a brown pinstriped
belting running through the center of the car. Also, brown fenders
connected by a running board and brown rocker panel above are seen.
Even a metal spare tire covering also in brown is nestled within
the driver's side front fender. Butterscotch metal wire spoked
wheels are on all four corners. Paint presents with some chipping
and buckling and flaking off, as well as underlying rust. A rear
luggage rack, in use holding a large trunk, filled with extras for
the car (boot cover, car cover, various spare parts, a few tools,
and a tire iron) is strapped together and held on to oak lath and
chrome frame. Dual taillights and dual curved bumpers are hanging
below the lights and framing the trunk. Running board step plates,
and a chromed radiator surround is topped with a Ford badged Moto
Meter radiator cap. All chrome has some areas of nice shine, and
other areas of dulling, pitting and rusting. Windshield glass is
beginning to de laminate. The folding canvas top is in good
condition and sports landau bars on either side.
A comfortable black textured vinyl grabs you into the single bench
seat and allows for the driver and passenger the sit close and
spoon while driving (not recommended!) A swooping upper dash with a
tan background and brown eyebrow panels floats above a tan metal
dash inserted below. This part has a few drop marks and some paint
rub off in 2 areas. It also houses the Ford "mask style" instrument
cluster in chrome, which is slightly rusted. Rubber flooring is
present and in black, and handbrake are present, along with the
original steering wheel with a few cracks. A spark advance lever
and throttle lever are present and accounted for.
A 201ci 4-cylinder one-barrel carb engine, produces 40hp, and is
connected to a 3-speed manual transmission. 3.77 gears on the rear
puts the power to the pavement.
Underside viewing of this car shows nice black painted surfaces
with no real rust damage, and structurally strong. Transverse leaf
spring for front and rear round out the suspension as well as
mechanical drum brakes all around.
We were excited to drive this piece of history around the hallowed
grounds of the Classic Auto Mall. Sadly, the engine would only
crank but would not fire. Mayhap the points need a filing and to be
regapped or a tune up is in full order. Our consignor states that
the car runs well so something simple is most likely amiss.
Harken back to 1930 and pretend you had some extra money to spend,
needed an automobile and be able to drive it year-round. The Ford
Cabriolet would cost you a little more, but it would fit the bill.
Beautiful exterior color combination takes you back to a time when
you thought everything in the auto world was painted black. The
exterior paint will need some extra TLC if you would like or drive
it with the nice patina it has on it right now.
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.