1930 Ford Model A Sedan
Walter Briggs was a trade upholster, who later went to work for B F
Everitt Company, whom at the time was supplying a few specialty
bodies and interiors to Ford. Henry Ford took a liking to Briggs
who eventually became president of Everitt Company. He was later
was able to parlay his relationship with Ford into a large enough
entity, that he could buy out Everitt, and did so, changing the
name to Briggs Company. A company that in its heyday supplied
almost all bodies for Ford's Model A's.
As seen in the photographs of this consignment, presented is a
Briggs 4-Door Sedan. This car is a 1930 Edition of the Model A, and
has a beautifully restored Mohair interior, as well as many other
good qualities. A smooth running inline 4-cylinder flathead engine,
two tone body, that is in fair condition, and a good looking
underbelly are seen in this consignment. The consigner states that
he found the car in a basement of someone's house, needed something
to do in retirement, and dug it out! Time passed, the consigner
became unable to finish the work, and now offers the car to someone
else to take it to the next level.
Tan with black eyebrow fenders, the Briggs 8 window passenger
compartment, 4 doors and good condition chrome make up the major
parts of the exterior. New rubber running board inserts, are in
black painted fenders, we can see the correct chrome exterior
lighting of the period, right out of 1930. Small red signal lights
have been inserted into the visor on the bezels of these lights.
The lower black panel under the hood cowling show some rust
invasion, but it is relatively minor. Chrome radiator surround has
a chip guard installed and is also original to a 1930 Model A. A
black toolbox hangs directly below the radiator, between the front
suspension. Straw yellow spoked 19-inch wheels, and black sidewall
4.75-5.00/19 tires are mounted. A spare is seen hanging from the
rear panel directly in front of a trunk. Exterior glass and all
mechanicals related to the glass are in working condition,
including the pop out ventilating front windshield. The roof is
painted black and has a vinyl insert, and some of the black paint
shows scratching. Plenty of caulk has been pumped in for the seam
between the top and the front visor which is made of metal.
Beautifully done in Camel Mohair, it is in very good condition on
the bench seats, as well as the 4 door panels. Mohair is present in
the headliner which is also in very good condition. A typical Ford
1930's "mask style" instrument cluster is present on a black
painted metal dash, framed with wood applique. Carpet appears in
good condition, and interestingly, shifter, as well as handbrake
are in original condition. Steering wheel appears original and
Bakelite material is slightly cracked throughout but is wrapped in
a modern-day leather wrap.
The engine, a flat head 4-cylinder is connected to a 3-speed manual
transmission. The electrical system is converted to 12-volt and
appears to be in working condition. Drum brakes are on all 4
wheels, with buggy style spring suspension connected to a solid I
beam axle in the front and wish bones in the rear. A newer stock
exhaust system is installed.
Some surface rust is present, but body hangers, frame and floorpans
are all good and structurally sound. A stainless exhaust system can
be seen, and 4-wheel mechanical drum brakes are all around.
Good starter and nice driver, shifted smoothly, and was fairly easy
A nice example of a 1930 4-Door Sedan, with a few faults, and some
nice patina, but pretty much a car you can get in and enjoy
immediately. You can wrench and paint on it later, as for now it's
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.