Lot 119 - 1930 Ford Model A
|Odometer reading||78,858 miles|
|Result||Sold - £9,724|
The Ford Model A was manufactured between 1928 and 1931 and was the second huge success for Ford after its predecessor, the Model T. The Model A was offered in a wide variety of body styles and was the first Ford to incorporate the standard set of driver controls with a conventional clutch, brake pedal, accelerator and gearshift. The engine was a water cooled in-line four-cylinder arrangement with a capacity of 3.2 litres or 2.2 litres. With a conventional three speed gearbox, (plus reverse), the top speed was around 65mph. Stopping power was by four-wheel drum brakes operated by rods. In addition to manufacturing in the United States, Ford made the Model A in Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom. The 1930 and 1931 models were offered with exterior door handles, stainless steel radiator cowlings and headlight housings.
This nice example of this US classic is presented in beige and black with a new grey velour interior. The present owner had the engine overhauled, installing a new head gasket, plugs and a new distributer. It has a Model B head which has improved its performance by 10mph! There is a large history file with the car which runs well according to the vendor. Tax and MoT exempt, this example is offered at no reserve and a classic saloon from the prohibition era which is fun and can take the whole family!
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