1930 Ford Model A Touring Car

Summary

The Model A's two-year old styling was refreshed for 1930, with new sweeping fenders, new radiator, smaller wheels, and a longer hood. Ford sold nearly 1,160,000 Model As in 1930, but only 16,470 were open phaetons like this car. Most buyers preferred closed sedans or coupes, with permanent roofs and roll up windows

The Model A's two-year old styling was refreshed for 1930, with new sweeping fenders, new radiator, smaller wheels, and a longer hood. Ford sold nearly 1,160,000 Model As in 1930, but only 16,470 were open phaetons like this car. Most buyers preferred closed sedans or coupes, with permanent roofs and roll up windows

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1930

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

76.143.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of John F. Morse.

Material

Metal
Steel
Rubber (Material)
Glass (Material)
Imitation leather
Stainless steel
Chromium

Color

Green
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.875 in  (Bore)

Length: 4.25 in  (Stroke)

Width: 64 in

Height: 72 in

Wheelbase: 103.5 in

Length: 149 in

Weight: 2212 lbs

Inscriptions

Radiator decal : FORD (in blue field) Hubcaps: FORD

Specifications

Make & Model: 1930 Ford Model A touring car

Maker: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan

Engine: inline-4, L-head valves, 201 cubic inches

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Height: 72 inches

Width: 64 inches

Wheelbase: 103.5 inches

Overall length: 149 inches

Weight: 2285 pounds

Horsepower: 40 at 2200

Pounds per horsepower: 57.1

Price: $645

Average 1930 wage: $1,388

Time you'd work to buy this car: about 5-1/2 months

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