Streetside Classics-Dallas/Fort Worth
5400 Sandshell Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
This nicely crafted 1930 Ford Model A 2-Door sedan has a great look that's almost timeless, offering clean lines, solid construction, and a chassis built for comfort. Today, it's a fully sorted rod that's ready to hit the road and look great doing it, with a killer stance, hot-rod matte black paint, and a comfortable interior that is perhaps the ideal combination of practicality and style.
More stylish than a four-door sedan and more comfortable than a coupe, the 2-door sedan was Ford's bread-and-butter car that seemed to do it all. Rendered in a very attention-grabbing shade of Matte Black, it takes on a whole new dimension, and yes Ford fans, that's 100% Henry steel on the body. It's far from perfect, with imperfections found upon closer inspection, but it still looks awesome when it's bombing down the thoroughfare. Matching fenders and running boards were subtly tweaked to work with the fat tires and lowered stance, then covered with more of that hot-rod Matte Black that makes this Ford really stand out on the show field. Great attention to detail shows all over this car, and despite the sinister finish, its modifications are complementary and not over the top, sporting a relocated gas filler cap, deleted bumpers, green window tint, and a set of vintage taillight lenses as modifications. The door handles have been shaved, the headlights are of-the-period, and the front grille and hood ornament are still in place and provide great contrast with a nice vintage shine. The top insert is bright white vinyl and in pretty good condition, providing even more contrast from all that black paint, and the staggered wheels help set the aggressive stance that really announces this streetrod even when it's sitting still.
In 1930, the 2-door sedan came standard with bucket seats, although the tweed chairs in place today are a bit more modern. Sure, they're a little plusher and a little more comfortable for cross-country hauls, but they look right in the stylish 2-door body. Gray upholstery is the right choice, since you don't want to compete with the paint, and the durable materials still look great even after a few years and many miles of cruising. The tweed on the seats and door panels isn't for everyone, but it's nicely done and has an inviting look that does seem right for the upright little sedan. The original Model A instrument panel has been replaced by an upholstered instrument panel with a full array of VDO gauges, and an A/C system has been neatly integrated into the dash as well. A custom Billet steering wheel and tilt column and an AM/FM/CD stereo system are great upgrades for cruising, and even though the interior is a bit dated, the interior is still a very welcoming place to be. Climb in and discover how easy it is to get comfortable.
This A has more than a few tricks up its sleeves, too. The engine is a 350 cubic inch V8 topped by a Holley 4-barrel carburetor and aluminum intake manifold, a combination that was perfected decades ago so you can hit the road without worries. Packaging is tight in the Model A's engine bay, but thanks to careful fabrication, everything fits under the stock hood and stays cool thanks to a massive radiator and dual electric fans. A few chrome dress-up items, plus those chrome valve covers, give it a clean underhood look at shows and the wiring is tidy as well. It's backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic transmission spinning a 10-bolt rear end. Up front there's updated shocks and four-wheel disc brakes give it massive stopping power for such a lightweight vehicle. Shorty headers feed Flowmaster mufflers that sound just about right and terminate in a pair of close-set tips just under the rear of the vehicle. Wheels are cool American Racing units and wear staggered 215/70/14 front and 255/70/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials.
A classic rod with a few twists under its skin and a very reasonable price, what's not to love about this awesome Model A? Call today!
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