1930 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan
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 heavy and the
cloth/canvas was a weight savings, 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, an older build that is definitely a wolf in
sheep's clothing, in the form of a wild mannered looking Ford Model
A Tudor sedan. An initial glance at this car and the first thing
you will notice is its stance, high in the back and low in the
front. All Henry steel for the body and shaving, (door handles, and
bumpers), has gone on and now presents as a hot rod with iconic
early 30's styling still intact. Grab your floppy hat, throw a
toothpick in your mouth and let's go make some dust.
This mostly original looking Model A is pretty much how it appeared
when it rolled off the assembly line in 1931. All steel panels
draped in bright red, a black vinyl top, and front bumper shaved,
the stance is awesome. Panels are straight and mind their gaps. A
pristine front chromed radiator cover is flanked by equally nice
chromed headlights. The big mill is open for all to see with no
side cowling installed and steel hood provides cover from above.
Curved fenders sweep down to meet a black rubber ribbed running
board and an orange and turquoise pinstripe wraps the body with
some flourish and checker designs on the rear sides of the body.
Out back a small twin bar chrome bumper sits between the sloping
rear fenders and small round taillights sit atop small stalks.
15-inch ARE wheels are all around with staggered blackwall rubber
and a red framed and visored pop out front windshield, and some
roll up smoked windows, and we are ready to go!
Gray velour broadcloth panels cover the doors, and these have a
stripe of red running through the middle, and some shiny cranks.
Dual gray cloth front buckets and a rear bench make up the seating
and follow suit to the door panels with smooth gray bolsters and
red tuck and roll inserts. Upfront simple black steel makes up the
dash with the original style chrome "mask" in the center which
houses the instrument cluster. Down low hangs a SW black face
speedometer and a few indicator lights have been added in front of
the driver. Also noted for the driver's convenience is a tilt
steering wheel column topped by black GT badged steering wheel.
More fuzzy velour for the headliner, side panels, and windlace
areas and an insert AM/FM/Cassette stereo and toggles. Down low is
low pile light gray carpeting protected by stained gray carpeted
Peeking in the cowls on the sides of the hood which reveals a
consignor-stated 327ci V8, (casting number 3892657). This mill is
topped by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, shining valve covers,
chromed attachments and chrome air cleaner housing. All definitely
adds to the mystique, and the previously noted wolf in the sheep's
clothing. Bolted to the back is a TH350 3-speed automatic
transmission and way in the rear is a Ford 9" axle.
A boxed frame is seen front and back, and a Mustang II front
suspension up front and a ladder bar and coilover suspension in
back can be noted. Drum brakes are on all 4 corners and headers
snake their way down from the flow to the tail ending in chrome
tips while passing through Flowmaster mufflers along the way. All
nicely taken care of and definitely totally rust free and
structurally sound; however we do note that both of the boots are
torn on the steering rack and will need replacement in the
This car cranked alive quickly and took off with much the same
vigor. It ran smoothly and cornered great. There is plenty of
interior room, and due to the beat of the 327 cuber under the hood
and the nicely done stereo system we kept rocking during our
So how great would it be to pull up on a more modern-day car, and
get the old HEY GRANDPA! wave, and you proceed to smoke the
instigator, as they would remain totally unknowing of what's in
store for them. A nice build accented with chrome and red, and a
big V8 under the cowl, along with some chopping and shaving...yeeee
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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
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