Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1930 Ford Model A Sedan
When the Model A was introduced in December 1927, there were actually riots in a few U.S. cities. In one week, 20 percent of the population, (25 million people), attempted to get to their neighborhood Ford dealer to see the new car. The difference between the Model A and Model T was like night and day, and the public liked what they saw, buying about 5 million Model A's between 1927 and 1931. While the T was nicknamed "Tin Lizzie," the A became known as the "Baby Lincoln" because of the similar styling.
For consignment, a hot rod 1930 Model A that checks all the boxes. 350ci V8 TH350 trans, dropped suspension, steel and fiberglass, and a snappy flaming paint job and we have ourselves a first-class rod circa 1930 Old Henry!
With a steel body and fiberglass fenders, the rear fenders going wider, a Rootleb steel hood and the stainless grille shell courtesy of 1931, all the parts come together to make a very proportional and good looking 1930 interpretation. Not too much chrome grille shell, headlights, (now all LED), signal bezels, (added for safety, and courtesy a Harley), windshield surround and side view mirrors, but just enough to accentuate the star of the exterior...drumroll please!!! THE PAINT! Ta dah...Deep red has engulfed the front of the car and then the flames start to lick at the back about mid door where it quickly fades to yellow flames, then to black. Nicely done and all this steel is framing tinted glass rust free doors and a wonderful rear end to this curvaceous car. HOT to say the least. To finish it off how about some 15-inch steelies powder coated with red then moon capped in chrome and wrapped in wide white BFG P185/70R-15's in front, and 15 x 8 steelies powder coated Vintiques also with moon caps and wide whites but a bit bigger with P285/70R-15's. Flame On!
Not unlike a tasteful sports coat you'd wear to cocktail night at the club, tweed in vertical tuck and roll, smooth runs and a gray vinyl hockey stick accent, add in some shiny pulls and cranks and voila! This tweed just goes for miles inside covering all the side panels, rear custom speaker box and headliner. Also in front of that rear speaker box is a vertical tuck and roll with the gray vinyl accented back so passengers can sit back here. In front we note two overstuffed low back buckets wrapped in tweed with an embroidered winged A on the upper backs. Gray carpeting is covering the floors. To break up the gray a bit we see an exterior matching red painted steel dash. This has a stretched eyebrow design with the upper sporting black and white flourish pinstriping. Within the "eye" dash front is a flurry of vintage cream faced VDO gauges with gold bezels. A few toggles and pulls are here as well. Southern air hangs from the under dash where we also find a Sunpro Supertach mounted next to the air. Lest I forget an Ididit tilt column which has a rally steering wheel, a long flamed marble ball topped Lokar shaft lever reaching for the driver. In the headliner is an AM/FM/CD remote stereo, and lastly a special dash ornament does the hula when you corner or turn... Mahalo!
In the engine bay is a mighty 350ci Chevy engine that has a 1406 Edelbrock 4bbl carb with an electric choke, a Holley air gap intake, a Pertronix Flame Thrower coil, Mallory breakerless distributor, ceramic headers, and stainless steel exhaust. All this heat is kept to a minimum with a Walker radiator with electric backup fan. On back is a TH350 3-speed automatic with a shift kit and a B&M tranny cooler. You are getting warmer...
Beautifully crafted and built, we see black framing and suspension which consists of 4 bar & transverse leaf springs for the front, and 4 bar with coil overs on back. This keeps a Ford 9-inch 3.25 gear axle afloat. Stainless steel glass pack exhaust works its way rearward, and disc braking is on all 4 corners.
Slipping on my smoking jacket I climbed inside and fired this flaming car up. It came to life, and I sped to the test track where it performed flawlessly. Nice acceleration, good handling and bias free panic stopping. All functions were working well including the A/C.
A nice build, powerful mill with all the right stuff, wonderful interior and snappy exterior paint. All the boxes are now checked except for the one where you come down here to Classic Auto Mall and drive it away!
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