EXCLUSIVE: 1930 Ford Model A Coupe

Update 10/11/2018 – We just heard from Dennis and are happy to say that his Model A is sold and on it’s way to its new owner!

These days, the five-window ’30 and ’31 Ford Model A Coupe is a top choice with hot rodders, so you don’t see too many being restored to original condition. That makes it a bit refreshing to see one that has been chopped, channeled and lowered. Reader Dennis K gave his 1930 Model A full frame off restoration. The original engine runs great, the interior is lovely and its paint looks fantastic. He provided a photo of the car as it was when found and clearly, it was a dusty barn find! Buying and restoring one to this level would cost you considerably more than the $9k that Dennis is asking for his, plus this one is ready to hit the road. If you’d love to have it, be sure to contact him via the form below.

What Makes It Special? This 1930 Ford Model A features its original matching engine and frame numbers. It’s been fully restored and is in great running and driving condition!

Body Condition: Frame off restoration complete with frame fully treated with 3 coats of POR-15. Many exposed parts were also powder coated.

Mechanical Condition: The engine runs. Rebuilt starter, generator and water pump. New wiring harness installed, transmission works, new brake rods with new brakes & hubs in the rear.

Our thanks to Dennis for listing this Model A with us! It looks to be a beautiful car and would be a fun flashback to a bygone era. So, if you’d love to experience an 88-year-old automobile, be sure to contact Dennis via the form below.

Do you have a classic that needs a new home, please consider listing it for sale here on Barn Finds!

  • Asking Price: $9,000
  • Location: Pittsboro, North Carolina
  • Mileage: Unknown
  • Title Status: Clean

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  1. canadainmarkseh Member

    Know doesn’t that look better that a patina bucket. Well done and your price is more than fair too.

    • Dirk

      Very honestly Mark, No! I prefer, by far, the look it had before being “restored”. I’d feel embarrassed to drive around in that gaudy bright red and way too glossy black, wide whitewall tired parade car. Give me the honest and dignified old girl in the original photo any day – and I’d pay more too. To each his own I guess but anyway, I do wish the owner all possible good luck in finding a buyer.

  2. Jeff

    This price seems stupid cheap. I have almost zero interest in virtually anything built before 1941, but this looks like a great deal.

  3. Farhvergnugen

    I think you meant “That makes it a bit refreshing to see one that HASN’T been chopped, channeled and lowered.”

    What a beauty! GLWTS!

  4. Uncle Bob

    Dennis, you are to be commended. By all appearances you’ve done a very nice restoration of that A. Further, you bring it to market with a very realistic price (based on the competition) despite the probability you have well over that in effort and cash. Such is the market……..

  5. ATL_jeff

    Red and black are definitely the wrong colors. These are the right colors for a Model A. Not that I’m biased or anything….

    • ken TILLY

      Looks like it was rescued from a fun fair carousel !

  6. RedBaran

    This is literally the next town over from me – very tempting to go look at this awesome ride!

    • Uncle Bob

      And the color couldn’t be more appropriate………………..

  7. jw454

    Even though this car sports the colors championed by my high school, I would have opted to exchange the red for a soft yellow or some shade of blue. High school is now 45 years in the past so it’s not as big a factor these days. In any case, this sounds like a very good deal and it’s a very nice example of an original Model “A” rumble seat coupe. GLWTS

  8. Don Diego

    Folks in the Carolinas have had a tough time lately. I hope this one was elevated to avoid the flooding.

  9. reg

    well even thou red is not my fav color but at this price theres room for a new color ;)

  10. Miles Whitlock

    I never heard so many Negative Nelly’s in my entire life. People, give the man a break. He restored an automobile with a passion, his passion. So why not red and black ? You know what I think?? The car looks beautiful. Good for him for building it the way HE WANTED. What a novel idea ! After all it was his car after all. It’s almost as if you guys are jealous of the restorer. I bet it’s far better work than any of you lug nuts could’ve managed on your own. So let’s cut this man a break. Say, you know what… good show for the job you did sir. If I had the room in my collection at the moment. I would buy it right now. After all I went to and played ball at the University of Georgia. Moreover I am a very long time Atlanta Falcons season tickets holder….
    Therefore I bleed red and black.
    I would drive that car to every Ga. Bulldog and Atlanta Falcons home game for sure.
    Go Dogs and Go Falcons 🏈👍🏻‼️
    Who knows if it’s still available….
    I may buy it anyway !:)

  11. ken TILLY

    @Miles. I totally agree with your comments. I bought a 1934 Austin 10/4 with original, very worn, paint. I didn’t like the drab black and cream so I had it painted chocolate brown and beige. When asked by the purists why I had done so my answer was “It currently is my car so I wanted it in my colour scheme but as I am only looking after it until I sell it then the next keeper can paint it whatever colour he wishes” I owned it for 28 years before selling it on to an Irish man who painted it back to black and maroon, which was a colour scheme of the period.

  12. ken TILLY

    Irish colour scheme.

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