For Sale: 1930 Ford Model A in St. Louis, Missouri

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1930 Ford Model A Five-Window Coupe Previous local owner drove car for more than 30 years! 201 CID L-head inline four-cylinder engine Three-speed sliding gear manual transmission Copra Drab over Chicle Drab over black base with straw-colored pinstripe, straw-colored wire wheels and tan interior NOS brown LeBaron Bonney interior Converted to push-button start Steel roof plate added Options include spare tire and cowl spotlights First Ford to use standardized driver controls First car to come with safety glass in windshield Car comes with multiple Ford Model A parts books and Model A Club information As another example of the Lady Henry Ford made out of Lizzie, MotoeXotica Classic Cars is proud to present this 1930 Ford Model A Coupe with rumble seat. Its previous local owner drove the car for more than 30 years! Powering this car is a 201 CID L-head inline four-cylinder engine with an updraft carburetor that is mated to a three-speed sliding gear manual transmission. This Copra Drab over Chicle Drab over black model has straw-colored wire wheels and pinstripes. Its paint is in fair shape, with some blemishes visible upon close inspection. To enhance rollover protection, the roof has been augmented with a steel plate. Its windows are in good shape, crack- and haze-free. All of the vehicle's lights are in good shape and come with options - there are "visors" over the headlights, complete with real marbles, spotlights on the cowl and the rear lights feature amber turn signals with the red brake/taillights. There's a modern horn near the grille and the car's bumpers are in good shape and the Ford wire wheels (including spare) are mounted within 4.75-5.00 X 19 Bedford Famous Coach whitewall tires and tubes. The rumble seat is in fine shape, as are the steps on the back bumper and left rear fender that permit ingress and egress. The engine bay is in great condition and has modern add-ons such as a windshield washer reservoir and overflow tank and the electrical system has been upgraded. Inside, the brown interior has been restored by LeBaron Bonney. LeBaron Bonney restoration interiors are the benchmark for quality and value and have been for more than a half-century. Attention to detail, use of correct materials and design combined with quality of workmanship have produced award-winning results and top value for more than 100,000 projects. The seat, carpet, headliner and dashboard are all in great shape. The speedometer and odometer and fuel gauge are inoperative but the steering wheel and door panels are in good shape, are the mirrors and gear shifter. Plus, the ignition system has been upgraded to feature push button start. Ford made more incremental changes to differ this model from the two previous model years. In 1930-31, headlights were stainless steel and more rounded in the back. Radiators and shells were taller and made of stainless steel and 1930-31 cars had a seamless firewall. No dates are commonly found stamped on the firewall. Wheels on 1928-29 vehicles were 21" with 4.50 tires and used smaller hub caps than the 1930-31 cars, which used 19" wheels and 4.75 tires. Since the wheels would fit on any year, wheel size alone won't determine the year of the car. Prices for the Model A ranged from $385 for a roadster to $1,400 for the top-of-the-line Town Car. The engine was a water-cooled L-head inline four-cylinder with a displacement of 201 CID. This engine provided 40 horsepower. Top speed was around 65 mph. The Model A had a 103.5 inch wheelbase with a final drive ratio of 3.77:1. The transmission was a conventional three-speed sliding gear manual unsynchronized unit 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 cowling and headlamp housings. The Ford Model A (also colloquially called the A-Model Ford or the A, and A-bone among rodders and customizers) was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company, after its predecessor, the Model T. First produced on October 20, 1927, but not sold until December 2, it replaced the venerable Model T, which had been produced for 18 years. This new Model A (a previous model had used the name in 1903–04) 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 24 July, two million. The range of body styles ran from the Tudor at $500 (in grey, green, or black) to the Town Car with a dual cowl at $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. The Model A came in a wide variety of styles including a Coupe (Standard and Deluxe), the Business Coupe, Sport Coupe, Roadster Coupe (Standard and Deluxe), Convertible Cabriolet, Convertible Sedan, Phaeton (Standard and Deluxe), Tudor Sedan (Standard and Deluxe), Town Car, Fordor (two-window) (Standard and Deluxe), Fordor (three-window) (Standard and Deluxe), Victoria, 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. Car comes with several Model A parts books and Model A Club information. Competitors to this Ford in 1930 included Chevrolet's Series AD Universal and Plymouth's Model U. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 1 mile. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. VIN: 3597831 Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-919900
  • Year:1930
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Model A
  • Exterior Color:Green
  • Stock Number:160810
  • VIN:3597831