<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO

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Lot 136
1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"

Sold for US$ 15,120 inc. premium
1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"
Chassis no. (see text)

200ci L-Head Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
40bhp at 2,200rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Rare, upscale "blind back" configuration
*Handsome color scheme
*Ready for touring or the local show field
*Numbers matching example


THE FORD MODEL A

Replacement for the ubiquitous Ford Model T, the Model A went on sale in December 1927. A more complex car than its predecessor, the 'A' was also more powerful, its 3.3-liter 4-cylinder side-valve engine producing 40bhp - double the output of the T - which was good enough for a top speed of 65mph. A three-speed sliding gear transmission replaced the T's planetary gears, there was coil-and-battery instead of magneto ignition and at last there was a brake for each wheel. The T's ungainly styling was abandoned, and the eagerly awaited Model A's up-to-the-minute looks, choice of colors and, needless to say, competitive pricing, helped ensure its success. After two years in production the Model A was face-lifted for 1930, receiving wider tires on smaller-diameter (19") wheels and being mildly re-styled with wider mudguards to achieve a lower, more modern look. Model A sales peaked in 1929 when more than 1.4 million were sold.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This stunning Deluxe Model A Ford is one of very few produced with the four door "blind back" body. The "blind back" is said to be the rarest of the four door Model As. The configuration was meant to be an upscale sedan offering more privacy for rear seat passengers. The result is a very stylish and seldom seen Model A. A copy of a Denver County State of Colorado form shows that the car was purchased out of Brooklyn New York on July 7th, 1930. It is believed that the car has spent the majority, if not all, of its life in the Centennial State.

Clearly restored to a very high level at some point with great attention to detail, today the car presents beautifully. The original numbers matching 4-cylinder engine is a strong runner and an absolute pleasure to cruise in. The rare model is complete with and adjustable front seat, rear seat armrests, a dome lamp, rear window shades, cowl lamps, dual side mounts, and a rear trunk with accessories. Don't miss the opportunity to take home a seldom seen, upscale Ford Model A.

Footnotes

  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under the state issued VIN. 9746COLO.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the title for this vehicle will be in transit.
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<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
<b>1930 Ford Deluxe Model A "Blind Back"</b><br />Chassis no. 9746COLO
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