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Do You Need A Tudor? 1930 Ford Tudor

'30 Ford Tudor

Restoring a classic car isn’t always for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of time, energy and money to do it right which is why the owner of this Ford has listed it here on craigslist in Ottumwa, Iowa. It is a 1930 Ford Tudor and is listed for $6K. This Tudor has been sitting in the barn for a couple of years and as per the owner is ready for a rebuild.

1930 Ford Tudor

The owner states: “It is in tremendously good shape and would make an awesome rebuild project for someone with the skill and time to do that (or the money to have someone else do it for them)

'30 Ford Tudor engine

We don’t know when the last time the engine ran and/or was turned over. The good news maybe that it might be spinning and all be there.

'30 Ford Tudor intr.

The seats on the other hand will need padding and recovering for a smoother ride.

'30 Ford Tudor left side

This car has not be titled for years and according to the owner it can not be titled in Iowa until the vehicle is restored. The owner does not have the time to do it now or for the foreseeable future so the transfer will be by “Bill of Sale”. Please contact the owner with any questions you may have. From the images posted the body looks complete, that is of what portions we can see. There aren’t images of the left side, rear, top and/or undercarriage, but the owner, if you wish, may provide them to you. Do you need this Tudor?




  1. Avatar photo grant

    Perhaps I’m ignorant, but why would one need to restore the vehicle before the state would title it? That makes me think the seller cannot get or doesn’t want to bother getting paperwork on the car.

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  2. Avatar photo Woodie Man

    finally a REAL barn find…..er….. stored. Arent these metal over a wood buck? Might be lots of stuff going on under the skin.

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  3. Avatar photo 64 bonneville

    Typically the cars of the 20s’ and 30s’ had a wooden frame with the sheet metal formed over it. There are enough vendors of Model A parts you could build a complete car from almost any of their catalogues. Although most are rodded, this should be restored for the historical perspective.

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    • Avatar photo Mark S

      If you could build a new one from scratch with catalog parts I wonder if it would be cheaper than restoring one. Does anyone know?

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  4. Avatar photo David Member

    Sadly, the value of cars from the 30s have really dropped. A lot of these Model As were restored in the 50s and 60s and have been passed on to their kids. You can buy an older restoration for not much more than the $6K asking for this one.

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