1930 Ford Model A Coupe
When viewing a 1930 Model A you will notice on the hardtops, there
is a cloth/canvas covering the top. There is much speculation as to
why this is and there are basically 3 reasons for this. Number 1 is
Henry Ford was cheap! Number 2 is steel was in demand and would
raise vehicle costs, and 3 is the technology for welding such a
large piece of steel did not exist, and even if it was put on, the
road conditions of the time would have certainly quickly bent such
a large panel.
For consignment a fully restored non hot-rodded original edition of
the 1930 Ford Model A Coupe. This small sports car if you will,
with only 2 doors and seating for 2 inside and 2 more in the flip
up rear rumble seat, it was an economical and somewhat sporty car
for its time. Nicely presenting and definitely can show and go,
turn the key and head back to 1930 in your new Model A.
Simplistic yet wonderfully designed this chromed radiator surround
car with flanking large headlights encased in chrome and dual bar
bumper below arrives in two tone style with maroon exterior panels
painted nicely and black fenders and running boards. Maroon also
bathes the door panels and rear of this coupe and has an orange
pinstripe running through the beltline of the cowled hood and doors
as well as the curved rear. A black painted top for the "cab" with
a maroon metal sun visor and that canvas center of the roof panel
are all in excellent condition. On the back of the round back end
of this car is a wood and chromed bar luggage rack, split 2 bar
bumper and chrome bezel taillights on stalks hanging off of the
rear curved fenders. As an eye catcher, orange metal wire spoked
wheels with a chromed center hub cap are wrapped wide whites of the
thin version of a 19-inch tire. A 5th wheel and tire as a spare are
tucked into the passenger's front fender and wrapped in black
Very nice mohair in browns and tans are covering the interior of
this car. Door panels are stain free and have burgundy metal sills
and shiny handles and cranks. A single tufted and buttoned bench
sits in front of the original metal burgundy painted dash and is
nearly perfect. On this dash is a central chromed "mask" style
instrument and knob cluster and some pinstriping in more orange
delineates the front panels from the burgundy faux painted wood
grain dash top. The carpeting, very clean, covers the floors, and a
long shifter reaches for the headliner in the center with easy
reach of the driver. The headliner is an optional mohair and looks
showroom. On the rear window is a roll shade in case you want
privacy from the rear rumble seat passengers, who enjoy a tan vinyl
covered tuck and roll weatherproof exterior seat for 2.
Under the cooled hood we see a 201ci 4-cylinder engine, fully
restored to match the restoration of this near perfect car. The
engine is painted gray, has a 1-barrel carburetor atop, and a
3-speed manual on the back. All supple hoses and wiring, as well as
clean black painted bolt ons have the look of a full restoration
and mechanical soundness.
With some slight road splashes all is well kept underneath with a
solid frame, good body hangers and running board supports, and a
black painted frame. We also notice a no leak engine which is
nearly unheard of in models such as these. Transverse leaf sprung
suspension and mechanical drum brakes are seen on all 4
All good, and all working great with a new clutch and the engine
and transmission rebuild and ran like there was no tomorrow.
Braking was mechanical brakes, but they did stop well, acceleration
was normal for a Model A and it felt like overall I was in a
virtually new vehicle. Cue the Charleston music!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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.