Vehicle Description

A Steel Body 1930 Roadster that is absolutely complete and truly has "Too Many Details To List" A binder with detailed receipts is included as well as a detailed write-up of the builds and components used.

Stunning in Black over Black with a Rumble Seat and all of the right goodies:

Engine - Corvette LT-1 350, 4 Bolt Main with high nickel content, bored over 0.30
Transmission - Built TH 400
Frame - TCI Model A Reproduction, raised and narrowed in the rear
Front Suspension - Polished Kugel Independent w/ Billet Aldan Progressive wound variable-rate springs that have been Chromed
Rear Suspension - Jag 3.8 narrowed 1" on each side, w/ 4 Billet Aldan Progressive Springs
Rear End - Quick-Change w/ 3.50 Gears and Posi-Traction
Brakes - 4 Piston Wilwood Disc at all four corners
Steering - Rack by TRW and Ididit Polished Billet Steering Column
Gauges - 6 Pack, Polished by Dakota Digital
Wheels - Boyd Vintage 6 Wheels, polished 15x8 rear and 14x6 Front
Tires - BF Goodrich 255X70 Rear and 185x70 Front

This is an exceptionally well done Roadster that runs strong and looks great. The cost to build this car would far exceed the incredible value of buying it. A great opportunity on a classic!!

Great lease rates and Financing also available on any of our inventory!
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About the Model A:

The Ford Model A was Ford Motor Company's second market success, after its predecessor, the Model T. First produced on October 20, 1927, but not introduced until December 2, it replaced the venerable Model T, which had been produced for 18 years. This new Model A was designated a 1928 model and was available in four standard colors.

By February 4, 1929, one million Model As had been sold, and by July 24, two million.The range of body styles ran from the Tudor at US$500 (in grey, green, or black) to the town car with a dual cowl at US$1,200. In March 1930, Model A sales hit three million, and there were nine body styles available.

Model A production ended in March 1932, after 4,858,644 had been made in all body styles.

Prices for the Model A ranged from US$385 for a roadster to US$1,400 for the top-of-the-line town car. The engine was a water-cooled L-head inline four with a displacement of 201 cu in. This engine provided 40HP. Top speed was around 65 mph.

The Model A had a 103.5" wheelbase with a final drive ratio of 3.77:1. The transmission was a conventional unsynchronized three-speed sliding gear manual with a single speed reverse. The Model A had four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. The 1930 and 1931 models were available with stainless steel radiator cowlings and headlamp housings.

The Model A came in a wide variety of styles including a coupe, business coupe, sport coupe, roadster coupe, convertible cabriolet, convertible sedan, phaeton, Tudor sedan, town car, Fordor (five-window standard, three-window deluxe), Victoria, town sedan, station wagon, taxicab, truck, and commercial. The very rare special coupe started production around March 1928 and ended mid-1929.

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 windshield.

The Soviet company GAZ, which started as a joint venture between Ford and the Soviet Union, made a licensed version from 1932-1936. This served as the basis for the FAI and BA-20 armored cars which saw use as Soviet scout vehicles in the early stages of World War II.

In addition to the United States, Ford made the Model A in plants in Argentina, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.

In Europe, where in some countries cars were taxed according to engine size, Ford in the UK manufactured the Model A with a smaller displacement engine of 124.7 cu in, providing a claimed output of 28HP. However, this equated to a British fiscal horsepower of 14.9HP and attracted a punitive annual car tax levy of £1 per fiscal HP in the UK. It therefore was expensive to own and too heavy and uneconomical to achieve volume sales, and so unable to compete in the newly developing mass market, while also too crude to compete as a luxury product. European manufactured Model As failed to achieve the sales success in Europe that would greet their smaller successor in Britain and Germany

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1393218
  • Price:$52,950
  • Location:Chatsworth, California
  • Year:1930
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Model A
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:3037
  • Stock Number:5681289
  • VIN:A3588743