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Lot 106

1930 Ford Model A Roadster

  • Chassis no. A472209330

Sold for $25,300

Model 40-B. 40 bhp, 200.5 cu. in. four-cylinder inline L-head engine, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 103.5"

- Offered from the Estate of Don Kizziar

- Well-presented older restoration

- Rumble seat and dual side-mounts

Ford’s Model A had been a big success, surging the automaker past Chevrolet in 1929 to regain sales leadership. For 1930, a gentle restyling was undertaken, giving the car a bolder look yet a lower center of gravity. The hood and radiator were raised, the latter’s shell now of stainless steel. Wheel size was reduced to 19 inches, making the car lower, while wider tires gave a better ride. The higher cowl also resulted in a larger fuel tank.

Roadster and Phaeton models gained fold-down windshields, and Deluxe and Standard Roadsters now had different roof lines. The Deluxe had a shorter windshield and lower profile top. Either roadster could be equipped with rumble seat, in place of an enclosed trunk, cowl lights and side-mount spare tires. With side-mounts, a rear trunk rack was often added.

An older but correct restoration, this 1930 Standard Roadster was completed in 1984 by Jim Taylor. The paint is dark brown with black fenders, nicely contrasted by a tan canvas top and orange pinstripe and wheels. The interior is nicely upholstered in period-appropriate saddle tan. Accessories include wind wings, dual side-mount spares with mirrors, cowl lamps, rumble seat and rear trunk rack. The radiator is fitted with the popular quail cap and chrome stone guard.

Although a quarter-century old, the restoration still presents well. The brightwork is presentable, exhibiting a slight patina. One of the wind wings, however, is damaged and would require replacement. The odometer shows 465 miles, which is most likely the mileage since restoration. The engine compartment is correctly finished and only requires detailing for the car to restore its appearance.

Model A Fords have remained among the most popular of collector cars. This one is correct and attractive and is a wonderful entry into the hobby for the novice collector, with a supportive, knowledgeable enthusiast base and endless event opportunities.

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