1930 Ford Model A
1930 Ford Model A Depot HackDesigner: Henry FordChassis Number: A2556169Engine: 200 cid L-Head in-line 4-cylinder1-barrel Carburetor/40 bhp3-Speed Manual Transmission Four Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes Mechanically Reliable and Simple to MaintainSolid Wood Body Construction, Attractive Color ComboMultipurpose Vehicle Unlimited UsesThe Model -As with its predecessor the Model T, Ford's second generation Model A often found itself doing things that it was old Henry Ford never even thought of. While its primary mission in life was to be a family car, it was often pressed into commercial applications as well. On those sturdy yet simple chassis one could find tow-trucks, farm vehicles, pick-up trucks and even hearses and ambulances. Starting with 1929, Ford even attempted to capture the station wagon market by being the first car maker to offer such a model straight from the factory. Even with assembly line models filling those needs, there were still some companies that provided after-market bodies and a good number of home craftsmen played their hand at making custom bodies. Ford's Model A from 1928 to 1931 was a major leap forward in the automobiles world and with over five-million examples produced, today they are still highly sought after and actually, fun to own and drive. The Car - Even though the factory started offering a factory supplied station wagon, often referred to as a depot hack, there were all sorts of home-built creations that could carry passenger, cargo or just about anything one needed to transport. This vehicle appears to have been hand crafted, though there is no known history about the builder. Starting with a restored chassis and running gear, the hood and cowl are from the 1930 model year, while the engine was assembled and numbered during the month of October 1929. This unique vehicle appears to have been built as a touring wagon or possibly for use in local parades. It would be perfect for taking guests around a large estate or ranch, or for those who are civic minded, what better way to promote a company, a cause or an organization than this open-air beauty. Including the driver, it would make a perfect ride for four, a couple more if you don't mind squeezing in center seat passengers. Original Ford wire spoke wheels have been retained, painted in a vibrant red hue, body sides appear to be of sturdy quality pine with rugged construction throughout. A fun ride that will take you just about anywhere you want to go.