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1930 FORD MODEL A DELUXE RUMBLE SEAT ROADSTER

Among Model A enthusiasts, the choice would likely be the 1930-31 Deluxe Roadster.

The Model A received a significant facelift in 1930. Wider fenders, a deeper radiator shell and the elimination of the cowl stanchion contributed to its fresh look. Options for the year included an external sun-visor, a rear luggage rack, a rear-view mirror and a spare tire rack.

Ford introduced the “dressier” Deluxe Roadster in August of 1930. This 2-door, 3 passenger car, has a 103 ½” wheelbase, weighs 2161 pounds, and sold for $485. Production in 1930 was 11, 318 vehicles.

The four-cylinder engine of the Model A provided twice the power of the previous design and was fitted with a modern electric starter – it incorporated several significant Lincoln styling elements, including a higher beltline and an attractively rounded grille. A wider choice of colors was available – George Washington Blue, Raven Black, Brewster Green, Stone Brown and Lombard Blue.

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