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Lot 133

1930 Ford Model AA "Sinclair" Fuel Tanker

  • Chassis no. AA3837733

Sold for $52,250

40 bhp, 200.4 cu. in. L-head four-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, solid front axle with a transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, live rear axle with cantilever leaf springs, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 131.5 in.

  • Late-series Model AA truck
  • Authentic rotisserie restoration

By the time Ford introduced the new Model A late in 1927, the Model TT truck had developed a following with tradesmen and farmers. It was natural, then, to offer a comparable model of the A. With a more powerful engine, greater capacity was feasible, and thus, a 131.5-inch wheelbase chassis was designed with a 1½-ton rating. A new rear suspension was adopted with huge cantilever leaf springs, and early AAs had a three-speed transmission with an optional two-speed auxiliary gearbox, steel wire wheels, and high-pressure 32x6 tires.

This Model AA truck has been outfitted as a fuel tanker, one of many applications to which the chassis-cab configuration was adapted. It has benefited from a rotisserie restoration and is tidy from end to end. The restoration is authentic, as correct materials and finishes were used, although the tank itself has not been prepared for use. The lettering and striping is entirely hand-done by artist Rich Keylard.

This truck, which dates back to August 1930, has the updated commercial cab that was introduced in June of that year, as well as the late-production four-speed transmission and dual rear wheels that use balloon tires on Budd rims. Model AA trucks are uncommon in the collector community, and this is a chance to acquire one of the best.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

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