Oldie But Goodie: 1930 Ford Model A Sedan
The Ford Model A was one of the best selling cars of all times, with over 4.8 million examples sold during the early days of the horseless carriage. The Model A was the first Ford to use “conventional” controls with a clutch, brake, and gas pedals in the spot we still use today AND the Model A was the first car to have safety glass in the windshield. The Model A was available in a dazzling assortment of body styles (Convertible, Sport Coupe, Deluxe Coupe, Panel Truck, 2&4 door Phaeton, Wagon, Town Car, Leatherback Fordor) but today’s example is the venerable Coupe. Find this 1930 Ford Model A Sedan bidding for $5900 in North Liberty, IA via ebay motors.
From the seller:
1930 Ford Model A Coupe
Bought a few miles away from me from a guy who used it regularly.
Started, drove home & parked it from purchase, haven’t touched it since.
Selling it because I do not have the time to restore it, but it’s a great starting point.
See a better way to drive something nostalgic? firstname.lastname@example.org
I think his asking price is kinda high. Decent model a sedans sit up for sale (in Texas anyway) for quite a while at 10-12k.
Apparently this is a sedan, not a coupe. I don’t understand ancient car nomenclature.
Coupe… 2 passenger / one seat
Cabriolet… mom soft top resembling a roadster
Roadster… one seat, top goes down
I never saw one of those auto-light heaters before. I guess exhaust manifold heat exchangers aren’t just for air cooled cars. Or gas tanks over your feet either.
I would be a little concerned at the very least about the complete lack of interior photos, other than one of the dashboard, but if the interior is in comparable condition to the rest of the car it looks like a great unrestored drivable A. I hope it doesn’t get restored or made into a hot rod. It’s about as primitive a car as I would want to drive and should be usable until they stop selling gasoline.
auto-lite, darn iPhone autocorrect
My Dad’s first car was a Model A Ford. My first car was 59 TR3 Triumph. Our first cars both had wire wheels. So there’s that.