Wed, 26th May 2021 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

Lot 9

1930 Ford Model A Tourer

Sold for £9,000

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: SV 7418
Chassis No: RBA030148
MOT: Exempt

  • Resided in Argentina for the majority of its life
  • Imported and restored in the UK
  • Last used in approximately 2013
  • The vendor informs us that it will be running and driving for the auction

Amid rumours that several States were preparing to ban his Model T due to its 'unsafe' hand-operated braking system, Henry Ford begrudgingly succumbed to pressure and authorised development of a successor. Introduced in December 1927, the Model A was greeted with unprecedented demand. Longer and lower-slung than the Model T, it retained transverse-leaf suspension but proved significantly more refined. Designed by Howard Hicks, its 3285cc, L-Head four-cylinder engine developed 40bhp (twice the Model T's output) boasting niceties like coil ignition and integral water pump. Mated to a three-speed manual gearbox, it gave a top speed of 65mph necessitating the fitment of four-wheel brakes.

This handsome Model A Tourer resided in Argentina for the majority of its life before eventually being imported to the UK where a restoration was carried out. Having formed part of a large collection for the past few years, the car has not been used since approx. 2013, although we are informed it remains in running condition whilst the hood and frame will require attention. Rated as having “very good” bodywork with “good” engine, gearbox, paintwork and interior trim, it is accompanied by a V5 registration document.

Vendor Condition Ratings:
Bodywork: 'Very Good'
Engine: 'Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Good'
Paintwork: 'Good'
Gearbox: 'Good'
Interior Trim: 'Good'

For more information, please contact:
John Markey
01428 607899


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