Lot 169 - 1930 Ford Model A Tudor (two-door) Sedan
|Odometer reading||37,004 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £19,320|
The Ford Model A was produced between 1927 and 1931. It was also colloquially called the A-Model Ford or A-bone among rodders and customisers and replaced the venerable Model T which had been produced for 18 years. This new Model A (a previous model had used the name in 1903-1904) was designated as a 1928 model and was available in four standard colours. By 4th February, 1929, one million Model A's had been sold and by 24th July, two million. The range of body styles ran from the Tudor (two-door) at US$500 to the Town Car with a dual cowl at US$1,200. By March 1930, Model A sales hit three million and there were nine body styles available. When production ended in March 1932, there were 4,849,340 Model A's built. It was the first Ford to use the standard set of driver controls with conventional clutch and brake pedals, throttle and gearshift. The Model A's gravity fuel tank was located in the cowl, between the engine compartment's fire wall and the dash panel and a rear view mirror was optional.
This magnificent and imposing version of Henry Ford's ground breaking Model A was originally shipped, in chassis form, to Scandinavia, hence the KPH speedometer and now presents beautifully and has been owned by the vendor for almost 28 years and restored from the ground up nearly 23 years ago. The colour scheme is the period-correct combination of Moroccan Maroon and Tacoma Cream with genuine wide whitewall tyres. It comes with carefully hidden indicators (fitted into the headlights and tail lights) together with hazard warning feature and recent works include a new water pump and gear shift tower. It also benefits from a battery cut-off switch mounted on the battery (located under the floor on the driver's side of the car) and a secondary fuel cut-off valve. This immaculate example has won numerous 1st prizes and 'Best in Show' awards over the years and was an Autoglym Regional Finalist being invited to display at the NEC where it was said that if there were an award for 'Character' it would have won hands down! Complete with an MoT test certificate valid until June 2016, it's now time to get your Homburg and your Thompson sub-machine gun (decommissioned, of course) and relive the 'Bonnie and Clyde' era...
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