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1930 Ford Model A Rumble Seat Coupe Roadster
Fully restored by the previous owner in an attractive blue and black livery, this exceptional 1930 Ford Model A Rumble Seat Coupe Roadster benefits from a professionally rebuilt drivetrain. The stock Model A engine block was sleeved and had shell bearings installed in place of the original babbits. The rotating mass (including the crankshaft and flywheel) was balanced and provided with high-compression pistons, mild performance camshaft and a high-compression Police specification cylinder head (B-insignia casting) with stainless steel valves and hardened seats to allow use of unleaded fuel. The original popout ignition remains in a nod to period correct standards. Best of all, a Volvo overdrive, high-speed differential and rebuilt shock absorbers have been fitted, and turn signals added for safety. A luggage rack and rear mounted spare complete the package. A truly exceptional classic, this is a car to preserve and hand down to a future generation to show the beauty of a true American classic.
Auction Estimate: $19,000-22,000
The owner states:
“This is a 1930 Model A Roadster with a rumble seat, luggage rack and rear mounted spare tire. I have been a member of a Model A club in my home town for over 35 years. A few years ago, one of my good friends, in the Model A Club, had just finished restoring this car and got sick and thought he was going to die. I have always liked the car and he wanted to sell it. So, I bought it. It has a stock Model A block and has been sleeved and bearings instead of babbits. It has a balance crank shaft, high compression pistons and high compression police head. It has a Volvo over-drive, turn signals, slightly modified cam and a turned down and balanced fly wheel. This is an excellent running car and very fast. I never thought I would sell any of my cars, but it is getting to a time in my life that I need to liquidate. This has been one of the hardest things I have ever had to do in my life. It’s time for someone else to be the caretaker of this beautiful car.”