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1930 Ford Coupe: 3,200 Mile Fairy Tale

1930 Ford Coupe

The owner of this Model A listed on craigslist claims it only has 3,200 miles. He says he bought it from the original owner and claims it was under blankets in a barn since 1930. Can you imagine what it would be like if it had really been stored in a barn in Florida? More likely, it is an older restoration, perhaps the typical “granddads restoration” done in the ’70s or ’80s. And why does he want $20,000 for it? Read on!


The seller is including this chassis for which he paid $14,000. He intended to make this Model A into a hot rod.

It’s appears to be a really nice car and it would be nice to see it saved, but I doubt he’ll sell it separately from the chassis or that someone might buy it and sell off the chassis, dash and other parts the owner has purchased. Would someone else believe it’s only a matter of bolting this body onto the chassis to create a hot rod? As we used to say, perhaps he has a bridge to sell as well.


  1. Avatar photo Dolphin Member

    Has been “Flagged for removal”.

    Good thing—-those pictures were so sharp they hurt my eyes.

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  2. Avatar photo DENIS

    ummm, trust me??

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  3. Avatar photo JW454

    So, if it was covered in a barn in 1930, how and when did it get refitted with sealed beam headlamps? The kits were developed for these in the late 30’s and early 40’s when sealed beams were introduced. So…, they bought a kit, uncovered the car, installed the kit, and covered the car back up for several more decades? OK… that sounds good to me. LOL some people.

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  4. Avatar photo Duffy

    I think I would believe Hillary first////////

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  5. Avatar photo Barry T

    Bought from original owner? The owner must be over 100 as 1930 is 85 years ago.

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  6. Avatar photo Rick R

    Street Rodder magazine had a short series this year about creating an “instant” hot rod by taking a nice A and sliding an aftermarket rolling chassis and crate motor under it.

    The idea is not far fetched, but perhaps not as easy for the seller as the article made him believe.

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