The Corpus Christi Old Car Museum Auction

Lot 157
1930 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup

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1930 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup

CHASSIS NO: A2772543

• Beautifully finished in bright red with accurate details
• Clean and correct four-cylinder engine
• Removable soft top for ultimate versatility
• Fresh interior is ready to enjoy

200.5 cid L-head inline four-cylinder engine, 40 HP, three-speed manual transmission, solid front axle and live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel drum brakes; wheelbase: 103.5”

In 1930, the Ford Motor Company was on a roll as they reached a manufacturing pinnacle, and much of that success was driven (pun intended) by the Model A. Ford reached the “three million produced” milestone in March, and Ford was literally putting America on wheels. The roadster was successful, as was the standard pickup, so the marketing folks requested a more exciting and sportier version of the pickup and the model 76-B was born.

One of the sharpest we’ve seen, this roadster pickup has been comprehensively restored, with excellent body panel gaps and fresh red paint. All the details, pinstriping, and accents are done in a factory correct style. The gloss black fenders contrast nicely with the tan painted wheels, which includes a lefthand side-mounted spare, and even the running boards are like new. Chrome bumpers and a jaunty wood bed with oak side rails complete the “ready-to-work” look of this truck. Remove the like-new black soft top, and the true versatility of this vehicle becomes obvious. It’s a jaunty, wide-open ride that can take the family to church on Sunday and haul freight on Monday. With wind wings and electric wipers, it is certainly ready for any task, and this roadster pickup looks great at work with the top up or at play with the soft top removed. The clean fresh interior looks bone stock, with beautiful door panels and upholstery. The pinstriped dash is clean with accurate gauges and slide the three-speed manual transmission into first and you’ll discover why the Model A is one of the best-selling vehicles ever. There is literally nothing to do but drive and enjoy this historic Model A, as the engine and drivetrain are in impeccable condition throughout.

So many of these cars were modified and hot-rodded in the ‘40s and ‘50s that today, finding a correctly restored and highly original example such as this is a rare opportunity to purchase a real piece of Ford history. Take a tip from the current caretaker, and drive and enjoy this lovely roadster pickup as often as possible - it’s fully ready for any road trip you might have in mind.

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