1930 Model A Sport Coupe – Rare and Restored
1930 Ford Model A Sport Roadster: a Rarity
From 1928 through 1931 Ford built in excess of 5 million Model A vehicles in a variety of body styles, some of which morphed into vehicles particularly suited to the needs of the time. The Sport Coupe was one such model created by Ford for customers who wanted the sporty look of a convertible with its top up but fully weather-proofed for comfortable 4-season driving.
1930 Ford—Nicely Restored
This Ford was treated to a great restoration while retaining its originality.
- 4-cylinder engine
- 3-speed floor-shift manual transmission
- Nice paint
- New tires on newly painted wheels
- Two fender-mounted spare tires with mirrors
- Canvas top in very good condition
- Rumble seat
- Rear-mounted travel trunk
- VIN (assigned by New Mexico) is NM58820
If it was needed to make this Coupe correct and drivable, it was done.
They don’t get any Nicer!
The famous Ford Any-Color-as-Long-as-it’s-Black paint is in very nice condition nicely accented with red pinstriping.
All of the chrome is very nice.
The underside of the Coupe is quite clean and appears free of all but surface rust.
The fit and finish of the body panels appear correct.
The seat upholstery was redone in black vinyl and is in very nice condition.
The headliner was redone but has some water-marks.
The rumble seat is in excellent condition and it will delight both children and adults as this Coupe navigates city or country roads.
The Coupe’s 4 cylinder engine sits nestled in a clean engine bay. It starts and runs much as it, along with 5 million other Model A’s, did when they were built.
The 3-speed standard non-synchro transmission shifts properly,
- Tires, Brakes and Monitoring Systems
This Sport Coupe has 6 new tires, all on newly painted wheels..
The brakes work well giving confidence that the Sport Coupe will stop properly.
All of the gauges appear to be working properly. Similarly, the lights, horn, and wipers appear to be working correctly.
A Very Nice Example of one of these great Sport Coupes
This Model A is a restored—but unmolested—example of the Sport Coupe variant. These original Coupes are rarely seen at local shows or cruise-ins. They therefore represent not just a great driving experience but a sound investment as well. And if there was ever a Sport Coupe that transports you back to the pre-war period, this is it. Apart from the investment value of this rumble seat Coupe, it is hard to put a price on the feeling of enjoyment when other drivers and pedestrians wave and give you a “thumbs up.”