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1930 Ford

Model A


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Body Color
Engine Size
201 CI 4 Cylinder
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual

1930 Ford Model A

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 “BABY LINCOLN”

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 comfortable! Aaaahhhoooooga!

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 instrumentation.

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.