This isn’t Henry’s old Model A Ford for the everyday man of 1930, this is a vintage drag racer that is a period correct time capsule. With an amazing condition body and a 327 small block Chevrolet, we are sure this Model A is a “gas.” After many years of storage, this Model A is up for sale as the seller is out of room. Bidding has come up to $7,915 with the reserve unmet. Also the buy it now option is still available at $12,400. Find it here on ebay out of Danbury, Connecticut.
The heart is a Chevrolet 327 small block with an Edlebrock cross ram intake manifold with dual carburetors. Power is transmitted through a Powerglide, and an Oldsmobile rear. The engine hasn’t been run in many years, and the current owner has not fiddled with the 327, but he claims it to not be seized.
The cockpit is nice and simple. There appears to be a sheet of aluminum for the floor, and there is a 3 point roll bar. There is a low back bucket in the car with an aircraft harness. This is such a cool period racer. Granted today it would likely need some safety revisions to be a racer again in vintage events. The rest of the interior is very nice including the door panels. There is no fire wall present in this Model A so it was a drafty racer to say the least.
The originality of this car is fantastic and we think it makes this car more valuable to someone who is looking for such a machine. Racing rules and regulations were in their infant stages when this car was being raced in the 1950’s-1960’s. This Ford looks to have gone unchanged for the past 50 years or so, and it is claimed this Ford has been hibernating in a climate controlled garage for all of that time. The body is claimed to be solid, never having any patch work or rust repair performed on it. In the vintage photo there are front fenders on the car, and the seller says that he has them and that they are included in the auction. We love that the driver side window glass still wears chalk paint that is who knows how old.
This is a great old racer with an excellent level of originality. We think this would make a great vintage racer, but we can see where others may have varying creative ideas for this 1930 Ford Model A. What would you do with this vintage racer?