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Lot 3

2020   |   Scottsdale 2020

1930 Ford Model A Five-Window Coupe

SOLD $14,560

Estimate

$20,000 - $25,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

A3506983

Car Highlights

Desirable Five-Window Coupe Body
Elegant Older Restoration
Rumble Seat Equipped
Perfect for Antique Auto Tours
Affordable Entrée into Vintage Car Collecting

Technical Specs

200 CID Side-Valve Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
40 HP at 2,200 RPM
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Front and Rear Transverse Semi-Elliptical Leaf-Spring Suspension
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The Model A was a worthy successor to the venerable Ford Model T. Introduced in 1928, there were similarities with its predecessor, such as the chassis, but there were more significant differences. With its callback to the letter “A,” it signaled to the world that Ford’s new car marked a new beginning. Henry Ford’s son, Edsel, was the driving force behind the Model A, and he pushed for improved performance and elegant styling, setting a higher standard for the Ford Motor Company.

The coupe was advertised with “An Admired Grace of Line and Contour” exhibiting Lincoln-like styling. The engine’s performance was doubled and received the user-friendly sliding gear transmission over the Model T’s planetary transmission. Innovations for the body included a stainless steel radiator shell and shatterproof glass.

This example was restored around the 1980s and still presents well. Ready for any antique car show, cruise-in, or Sunday drive, the coupe sports tasteful light brown paint accented by dark brown moulding with orange pinstripes. Orange wire wheels with whitewalls provide a contrast with good quality brightwork.

Touring around town, friends and family will delight in waving to neighbors from the rumble seat. Step back to a simpler time in this bright and breezy coupe that will garner smiles wherever it rolls.