<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223

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Lot 113¤
1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON
Coachwork by Hercules Body Co.

Sold for US$ 20,900 inc. premium
1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON
Coachwork by Hercules Body Co.

Engine no. 2679223
200ci L-Head 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Updraft Carburetor, 40hp
3-Speed Manual
Solid Front and Rear Axles with Leaf Springs
4-Wheel Mechanical Brakes

*Rare coachbuilt wagon
*Beautifully presented
*Correctly restored, exhibiting many period accessories


THE FORD MODEL A WAGON

Just one of Ford's many 'firsts', Ford's entry into an area of the market for which it and other group brands would become synonymous – the 'Woodie' or Station Wagon – came in 1929, when it arrived on the Model A. It was a true multi-purpose vehicle. In a day and age when re-configurable seat set ups are common place the similarities are strikingly similar, showing just how advanced it was in concept. At a push it could accommodate 8 people and their baggage on the fold down rear deck, or alternatively the individual pair of second row seats and rear bench could be folded forward and lifted out, leaving a substantial flat deck area. As with the 'T', the color palette was limited to a single color, 'Manila Brown,' while fenders, wheels and most trim pieces were painted black. Over time dealers and subsequent owners frequently upgraded the appearance by adding the passenger car's chromed radiator shell.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

While the majority of station wagons are known to have been designed, constructed and supplied by Murray to Ford directly, still in this era of the coach built automobile a few buyers or agencies would have made their own choice of coachbuilder. One company that was well known for constructing high quality 'Woodies' on Packard and other marques was the Hercules Body Co. The Model A we offer here is badged as being by Hercules and, as such, is extremely rare.

This immaculate Station Wagon comes to market having received considerable work and expense of restoration within the last few years. Mechanically, the car was entrusted to noted Model A specialist Ladd Eaton of Melvin Village, New Hampshire and found to need only modest attention, mainly the fettling of its brakes, carburetion and electrical system. Sensibly its aesthetics were sourced to a noted wooden boat restorer, Charles Gath, who carefully disassembled and refinished all of the wood body panel and trim elements. Using Epifanes spar varnish as these cars were originally finished in, the warm honeyed glow of the wood has returned to the Wagon.

Benefitting from a recent tune up, and as winter fades away, here is a vehicle that is sure to provide great fun for all of the family this summer.

Without reserve

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  • Please note that this vehicle is titled under its body number.
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<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
<b>1930 FORD MODEL A STATION WAGON  </b><br />Engine no. 2679223
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