1930 Ford Model A
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 Ts 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 "Baby Lincoln" which was restored
25 years ago, and shows some nice patina and age.
Green paint bathes this all steel bodied example. This paint job
accentuates the wonderful lines of this car which have been
retained. A light green pinstripe helps with this too. Just the
right colors in just the right places it presents nicely with some
dulling on the overall paint, and some surface rust and errors on
the inset roof. A cowled hood and chromed grille surround with a
wire protective front is topped by a Spice Ford badged glass gauge
radiator cap. On either side perched atop a curved bar are large
round headlights with nice chrome bezels and on the driver's side
the horn. Black fenders frame the light straw colored wire wheels
which are wrapped in like new rubber. A dual bar curved is on front
and rear, and in addition to the rear bumper a trunk rack which
folds up and down is seen behind the spare tire. Running boards are
covered with rubber and a cast plate with a boot scraper is in the
middle. In back is the rumble seat all in good condition so if you
are putting your mother-in-law back there she might as well be
Swinging open the doors we are met up front with an eye shaped
dash, in sprayed black metal. In the center is a ribbed cast metal
plate that houses the original instruments. A big black faded
bakelite steering wheel is fronting this original dash and sitting
on the large bench inside is comfy. This is covered with tan and
brown thin striped broadcloth that has been tufted into a tuck and
roll pattern. The doors are adorned with this as well and are
nicely preserved. Above and on the interior roof sides we see what
may be original mohair, and it is showing a few stains. This is
possibly due to the canvas roof and its mounting being in the
condition it is showing. Black rubber flooring is on below the
seat. Hey Haw!
Lifting the vented cowled hood and we see a 201ci 4-cylinder
engine. It has been sprayed somewhat black with a rattle can and
has a 1-barrel carburetor to feed it fuel and air. On the back is a
3-speed manual transmission with a 3.70 rear axle. Overall
condition is good for this power plant so see drivability to find
out how it runs...I'm keeping you in suspense!
Due to this being an older restoration a coating of surface rust
has accumulated on most of the surfaces. A plywood panel replaces a
steel plate on one of the floorpans. Body hangers and running
boards are surface rusted as well. Transverse leaf springs and
mechanical drum brakes are on front and back.
Thanks for waiting! This car fired right up and ran fairly quietly.
It goes along fine, and all functions were working at the time of
my test ride.
An older restoration that is drivable and looking aged and somewhat
worn but runs great. A comfy interior with original dash and
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.