The Ford Model A (1927 - 1931) was the second huge success for the Ford Motor Company, after its predecessor, the Model T. First produced on October 20, 1927, but not sold until December 2, it replaced the venerable Model T, which had been produced for 18 years. This new Model A (a previous model had used the Model A name back in 1903) was designated as a 1927 model and was available in four standard colors, but not black. Prices for the Model A ranged from $385 for a roadster to $1400 for the top-of-the-line Town Car. The engine was an L-head 4-cylinder with a displacement of 201 cubic inches . This engine gave the car 40 horsepower. Typical fuel consumption was between 25 and 30 mpg using a Zenith one-barrel up-draft carburetor, with a top speed of around 65 mph. It had a 103.5 in wheelbase with a gear ratio of 3.77:1. The transmission was a 3-speed sliding gear unit with a 1-speed reverse. The Model A had 4-wheel mechanical drum brakes. The 1930 and 1931 editions came with stainless steel radiator cowling and headlamp housings.
The Model A came in a wide variety of styles: Coupe (Standard and Deluxe), Business Coupe, Sport Coupe, Roadster Coupe (Standard and Deluxe ), Convertible Cabriolet, Convertible Sedan, Phaeton (Standard and Deluxe), Tudor (Standard and Deluxe), Town Car, Fordor (2-window) (Standard and Deluxe), Fordor (3-window) (Standard and Deluxe), Victoria, Station Wagon, Taxicab, Truck, and Commercial.
This very rare 1930 Blind Back 4 Door Sedan, is the rarest of the Model A 4-doors.
This car has been fully restored from the ground up and set up for long distance touring. It features:
New Engine-full pressurized, with inserted mains and rods, Crowler Rods, Lightened and balanced flywheel, New clutch balanced, Balanced crank shaft , High Compression head. Dave Wilton type 4 speed transmission, 28⁰ overdrive, Stainless steel exhaust system,. Under the running board grease fitting for U joint (able to grease w/o getting under the car), Electric wiper, F 100 Steering gear box, Complete New Brake system-with new cast iron drums, Accessory steering column oil and temperature gauges, 16 inch wire wheels with New Diamond Back Radial White Walls,
Converted to a 12 volt system, it has Halogen headlights w/ new reflectors and visors , Cowl lights with turn signals and visors, Front and rear seatbelts, Navigation system, Hot Spot for phone, 3rd brake light with turn signals, and Twin accessory stop lights over each tail light.
Its also fully decked out with Rare sccessory flag holders on the front bumper, a 1-off custom made tool box, Stone Guard,. Rare NOS accessory Quail hood ornament, A&L Wind wings, Inside the car kill switch, Accessory Fulton brake and clutch pedal covers, A&L mirror clock, Rare Kari Keen trunk with rear mounted spare, Chrome spare tire cover, Rear bumper extensions, Chrome spare tire guard,. EZ start on spark control, Stainless trim rings and hubcaps, Left and right door hinge mounted side mirrors, Electric fuel shut off, Wood grain window frames and dash, and of course a Complete new interior.
Capable of Highway speeds all day long, this is just the model A for someone wanting to get some serious seat time in his car. I don't even want to think about how much it cost to build this tour de force original looking Model A with all the best components and creature comforts for modern touring. Finished in a correct cataloque color scheme, this is car looks as good as it runs!