1930 Original Model A Ford
- Make: Ford
- Model: Model A
- Type: Briggs
- Trim: All Original
- Year: 1930
- Mileage: 29,390
- VIN: A2697133
- Engine size: 4 cilinder
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1930 Ford Model A
I am the Second owner with the original bill of saleselling 1930 Original A Briggs bodyFord. I think this A is one of the best, if not the best original in the country. It had 24,000 miles on it when I bought it in the 70's. The car was put in a barn by the original owner in 1963 as the inspection sticker I haveverifies it.This carso complete that it still had the original valve stem on the spare tire, made inUSA, where it remains today,The other 4 were in the tool box under the seat. I have them as seen in a photo.
On the driver's side cowl the original sticker from the dealership and it is still legible. I have never seen another on a Model A before andyou can check the photo out.
I was involved with the 3 major clubs as judges for overt 20 years with2 cars receiving Mark of Excellence and2 Henry Ford Award in 1987 and in 1988. I still have the Deluxe Delivery 130B Henry winner if you are interested lets talk.This original 1930 A I am selling also received the Mark of Original Award check the photo.
One thing that stood out when I was talking the the original owner was the rear bumper cross brace. I asked if it had been changedand he said, "No that was the wayI got it form the dealer." The cross brace is tubular for the 29's not stamped steel as the judging standers state for the 30's. The vin and motor number say December of 1929 the original bill of sale is Feb.1930 and thecar is 1930. I spent three days inDetroit researching a30Coupe pinstripe being orange and proved my case before the judging board.There has been a lot of time and hard work put into the JudgingStanders making them the best they can be, but that makes me still thinkthe standersare still only 99.99% correct.
If you look at the photos of the inside, you will see the original curtains with the originaltassel on them. I have never tried them and I don't think I would as the new owner as they are 86 years old and who knows what would happen.
When I got the A I took the oil pan off and filled the cylinders with kerosene and penetrating oil every night for a week to let it work on the rings to loosen them up. I turn it over by hand and had no trouble. The gas tank had been drained when put away by the original owner so it was clean. I replaced the pan added gas and it fired up on the original plugs. It had a very slight main knock so I garaged the main bearings and removed the necessary shims to take the knock out.I became disabled and didn't do anythingbut change the oil and drain the gas tank and carb.I took it off the road in 97.It ran great and I have the original sediment bowl that is not in the photo.
The fender's paint wore off, so early 80's and to preserve them, I painted them on the carwith enamel paintmakingthem look original as possible. That is the only paint the A has had and it was accepted to receive the Mark of Original Award.
The Original Instruction Book looks new as it was keep in a file cabinet by the original owner and I did the same.
The breaks on this A are all original andthe original owner told me he never had the droms off and I have not eather. They work great as they are.
This car was always in the garage in N.Y. City or in the barn in upstate where I got it and has never set out in the weather while I have had it. The roof is in excellent condition with no cracks being proof it has always been under cover.
If you are interested in another very unusual A I have a very rare 1931Drop Floor Delivery built in 1932 one of 158 built. 99 percent restored to Mark standards. Let's talk.
If you want the best A I know of then jump in and bid you will not be disappointed.
If you need more photos I have some let me now I will email them to you.
Questions? Don Maines @ 315-727-3070 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm EST only.