Model A Coupe
1930 Ford Model A Coupe
1930 Ford Model A Coupe
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” and as the consignor states: “everything you see is original, everything you don't see has been modified, added, or replaced" to the tune of 25K sunk into this classic.
Yellow, (straw), paint bathes this all steel bodied example. This paint job accentuates the wonderful lines of this car which have been retained and is original steel. Black paint is on the uppers as in the roof with a tan canvas top, (this due to stamping constraints of the period could not do an entire top), window surrounds and then cascading downward on the rounded rumble seat metal lid. Fenders and running boards are also presented in black which is a wonderful contrast to the straw. A cowled hood and chromed grille surrounded with a wire protective front, is topped by a flying quail chromed cast radiator cap. It is said Henry picked this due to its ability for a quick getaway, as he noted “a quail flushes like a firecracker going off”. On either side perched atop a curved bar are large round headlights with nice chrome bezels and visors that have LED turn signals embedded within them, and on the drivers side the horn. Black fenders frame the deep red colored wire wheels which are wrapped in like new rubber with wide whitewalls. A shiny dual bar curved bumper 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. A large trunk, fully restored, is on behind the spare tire. Running boards are covered with rubber. 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! (Yes this horn does that!)
Swinging open the doors and we are met up front with a chromed mask shaped center dash insert with new gauges for the speedo and gas gauge, ( as in Edvard Munch's “The Scream”). The remainder of the dash is full metal stamped painted yellow. The dash is topped by a curved black painted metal dash topper. A big black faded bakelite steering wheel is fronting this original dash. Slipping in and sitting on the large mohair bench in camel color and sporting wide tuck and roll panels with buttons I could be on grandmother's couch! The doors are adorned with mohair as well and are nicely preserved worth their shiny actuators and cranks and a small stitched storage pouch in the mid bottom of each door. Above and on the interior roof sides we see what may be original mohair, and it is looking pristine with no staining. The headliner is now padded tan broadcloth with oak furring strips and a padded black broadcloth headliner that intentionally sags between the wood strips. Black rubber flooring is on the floor. Note for this coupe no back seat. Hey Haw!
Lifting the vented cowled hood and we see a 201ci 4 cylinder engine. It is in the correct green and has a 1-barrel side updraft carburetor to feed it fuel and air. On the back is a 3-speed manual transmission with a 3.54 rear axle. New points plugs and condenser, and exhaust and intake manifolds. A new copper higher capacity radiator is keeping things cool under the cowl. Overall condition is very good for this power plant so see drive-ability to find out how it runs..I'm keeping you in suspense!
All new grease fittings, a gas shutoff with a screen filter, throwout and pilot bearings, new shift and tower forks, as well as a new universal joint. Transverse leaf springs are in form the road, and mechanical drum brakes are seen on all 4 corners.
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. Good acceleration, (quail like?), bias free braking all be it a hard push but it gets the job done, and a reliable new 6V electrical system worked flawlessly.
With lots-o-repair receipts and invoices to document this car's journey, we now have a great buttoned up version of Henry's second home run, and ready to turn the key and go and show, or just go for a Sunday drive through hill and dale.
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.
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