Jaguar I6 Power: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe

This next Ford Model A makes up for all of the Jaguars with small block Ford V8s (and Chevy 350s) that we’ve posted over the years…and leaves some change on the table. It starts with a 1930 Ford Model A Coupe that has been chopped and then adds a Jaguar inline-6 that has been juiced to produce some insane amount of horsepower if we are to believe the 9.32 second 1/4 mile drag time according to the seller (then engine needs a new headgasket, but don’t even think about putting a Chevy V8 in it!) We’ve always wondered where the old XJ engines go when someone shoves in some lump of American iron…well here it is. Find this 1930 Ford Model A Coupe offered for $14000 in Modesto, CA via craigslist. Tip from Andy.

From the seller:

1930 ford coupe
VIN: 999999
condition: excellent
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 99999
paint color: white
size: full-size
title status: missing
transmission: automatic
type: coupe


Hello…This is a 1930 5 window coupe…all steel…chopped 4 “…..super strong frame….48 juice brakes in front…blow proof 9″ ..in rear….very strait and painted body….all glass….inside awesome drag seats…z gate shifter…roll bar…fire extingisher…completly. Upolstered….32 grill shell…….THE STORY….This car was drag raced all thru california…it has a full race 1971 jag engine in it..COST 15.000 TO BUILD….ran 9.32 at sacramento raceway..has been MANY..MANY EXTRA PARTS GO WITH IT.as well as 6 books on weber carbs….in hot rod magazine and street rodder magazine many times…tha guy who owned and built it blew the head gasket and parked it…he passed away 3 years ago….i found car ..bought it …i was gonna pull the jag motor and drop in a small block chevy….very easy to do….aHOWEVER when i started to do it..I dident have to go to do it because of its history….someone else can…i was offered 3000 for the motor and trans…i wont seperate….the work on the frame is awesome….4 ” drop superbell up front…to much to list..throw in a chevy motor and go….to much to list..MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE…..14 k…make me an offer…very open….may trade for ???…have extra original frame with vin number for title…..can deliver to your front door….Thanks

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