Gateway Classic Cars of St. Louis is proud to offer a rare 1930 Ford Model A Right Hand Drive factory sunroof. This is referred to as a 1930 Model A 155-D Deluxe Fordor by Briggs. The car was built in England and is outfitted with controls on the right hand side of the vehicle. In addition, to work on English roads, the car is equipped with trafficators, we call them turn signals here in the states. American Model As are typically a bit spartan when it comes to equipment, but this one is nicely appointed with blue leatherette upholstery, rear window curtain, and a very rare factory installed sunroof. This sunroof, in addition to the tilt front windscreen and roll down windows make for a nice airy cabin especially on a warm day. This particular car was shipped to the US from England in the 1960s and restored in the 1980s. The car has held up beautifully since then and is in great mechanical and cosmetic condition. The engine is a 200 CI Inline 4 cylinder flat head which is rated at 40 horsepower. Backing the I4 is a 3 speed manual transmission. The car retains its factory 6 volt electrical system. This vehicle is a joy to drive, and will certainly draw a crowd anywhere you do. This is a vehicle for the Model A enthusiast looking for the Model A no one else has. You can see this very special 1930 Ford Model A in greater detail in our St. Louis showroom or at www.GatewayClassicCars.com. Please contact 618-271-3000 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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