SAME OWNER SINCE 1959, TILT-OUT WINDSHIELD, 200 CI FLAT 4, 3-SPEED, VERY CORRECT
We've long believed that no old car collection is complete without a Model A Ford, and this 1930 coupe is one of the more desirable body styles on the considerably long list of choices. Coming from long-term ownership and restored to stock specifications with no questionable "upgrades," it's the ideal starter hobby car or a great addition to a growing collection in need of one of Henry's ladies.
The bright green paint is an attractive, if not 100% correct combination for a 1930 Model A, but once you see it in person, you'll fall in love. Not flashy, although the straw-colored wheels and pinstripes, it's interesting and quite attractive and will definitely stand out from the rows of maroon and blue and black examples. Finish work is decent, and since this car comes out of long-time ownership (since 1959!), rust and wood rot were probably never an issue. Given the massive resources out there for restoring a Model A, it's no surprise that this one fits together well with doors that fit snugly, a nicely aligned hood, and perhaps most interestingly, a trunk instead of a rumble seat, making this a true 2-seater. It has not been over-accessorized, either, as many folks believe that simple Model As should remain simple, but it does have a few functional upgrades like the sealed-beam headlight inserts, a radiator guard, and a brand new Ford-logo spare tire cover out back. It's also worth noting that the bumpers are brand new and look fantastic.
For a Model A, the interior is nicely appointed, with a comfortable bench seat and fully upholstered door panels. The tan fabric looks right for the 1930s and has simple vertical pleats that were standard on all closed models. The dash is the same one all Fords got in 1930, although this appears to be an early 1930 model with the round speedometer and simple, flat-faced gauge panel. All the original hardware and controls are there, including the steering-wheel-mounted headlight controls right under the horn button, throttle and spark levers on the steering column, and fuel shut-off under the dash. With the gas tank right there in the cowl, ventilation comes from a tilt-out windshield, which really makes a nice difference on warm days, making the Model A a nice place to spend an afternoon. That kind of touring is all the more enjoyable with the large trunk in back, which is finished in light-colored carpet to match the interior.
All Model As, even the trucks, got the same torquey 200 cubic inch four cylinder engine, with the one in this coupe being a great runner with that traditional Model A sound. All the correct equipment is there, from the flat copper plug leads to the original 6V generator, and the block wears just the right shade of Ford Green. Even the hose clamps are correct. The carburetor is a later aftermarket replacement that's a little easier to fine-tune than the original Zenith and there's some fresh wiring to upgrade the original cloth stuff. The 3-speed manual transmission is light and easy to master with a quick double-clutch, and the mechanical brakes are surprisingly effective given the A's light weight. You'll surely find that this coupe keeps up with traffic easily and cruises happily at 45 MPH on the open road thanks to new whitewall tires on the original 19-inch wire wheels.
Don't miss an opportunity to own a nice-driving A with a lot of history behind it, a car that remains quite A-Ford-able. Call today!
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