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Ford Model A

Year: 1930|Miles: 33,000|Ext: Black|Int: Beige|

This delightful 1930 Ford Model A is a rare example of the “Tudor” body style. With the popularity of roadsters and pickups, it is sometimes easy to overlook the Tudor, but it’s simple yet charming lines and fully closed body make it a wonderful choice for touring or family fun. This particular example comes to us from a long term owner who has kept this little Ford in wonderful condition for the past 49 years! He discovered the car in totally original state, parked in a barn in 1968, soon discovering he was just the third person to own this car.
A fine original Model A, it has had just one respray and only very light restoration work as needed through the years. It present in wonderful condition with a pleasing patina that invites regular use. The Tudor body is excellent, with straight and clean panels, no corrosion to speak of and attractive paint on the body and fenders. Beside one paint job, the only other cosmetic work performed was to have the original bumpers re-plated.
Mechanically, it is excellent order, the engine running strong and the car performing very well on the road. The engine remains very dry with limited leaks and drips, and starts readily and easily as a Model A should. It presents in good order as well, with tidy, driver-quality detailing. We have sold a number of very good Ford Model As through the years, and this car shines as one of the best driving we’ve experienced.
One of our favorite features of this Tudor is the remarkably well-preserved interior. Original, unmolested upholstery is in outstanding condition, with no excessive wear or damage. The correct original instruments work as they should and the car shows just 33,000 miles, which while undocumented, could likely be original considering the condition of the car. Door panels and carpeting show little to no wear and the original glass remains in great condition.
This Ford Model A is a delightful example of a seldom-seen body style. It drives exceptionally well and would be a fine choice for anyone from a first time hobbyist looking for a fun family classic, to an experienced Model A enthusiast wanting a well sorted and enjoyable tour car. We are very pleased to offer this fine Model A, and we welcome in person inspections or any questions you may have. Please contact Alex Ruozzi for more information on this or any other fine automobile in our collection.

Ford’s follow up to the ubiquitous Model T arrived in 1928 to great fanfare. The agricultural Model T was being outclassed by Chevrolet in the showrooms, and Ford was desperate for a new car to compete. With the Model A, Ford finally had “conventional” controls, with the standard three-pedal arrangement and a 3-speed, sliding fork transmission to replace the somewhat complex planetary transmission and pedal arrangement of the Model T. The Model A also had four-wheel drum brakes, revised suspension and a newly reworked four-cylinder flathead engine. Fresh, thoroughly modern body styling coincided with a range of new bodies – customers could choose from a wide variety of two door, four door, open, closed and utility bodies, all built in house at Ford. The Model A was a resounding success for Ford, and elevated them back into the number one position in showrooms. Sold in much smaller numbers than the Model T, Ford’s Model A has still gone on to become a cornerstone of the collector car hobby. They are plentiful, inexpensive, and easy to service and operate, with a great many loyal and enthusiastic collectors.

  • Desirable Tudor Body
  • Very original car
  • Unmolested upholstery
  • Same owner since 1968